Abstract

The discovery of the radioactive minerals carnotite and torbernite, in the vicinity of Rum jungle, was reported by Mr. Jack White on the 7th September 1949 in a letter to the Director of Mines, Alice Springs. Officers of the Department of Mines, Alice Springs confirmed his conclusions. The area was visited by J. Daly, J.F. Ivanac of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, and M. Sneddon of the Mines Department, Alice Springs late in September. They suggested that detailed geophysical and geological work should be carried out. H.J. Ward and G.F. Joklik made a detailed geological investigation in October and prepared a map which covers an area approximately half a mile by a quarter of a mile. A general reconnaissance of the country in the vicinity of Rum Jungle was also carried out. In conjunction with the geological work D.F. Dyson made a Geiger-Muller survey of the torbernite-carnotite deposit. An account of this investigation and its findings is set down in this report.
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1950-01-01T00:00:00

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9483 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9483/

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geology
economic geology
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mineral deposits
geophysics
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