Radiometric Thorium Map, Atlantic Coastal Plain

map of radiometric thorium Atlantic Coastal Plain

Detailed Description

Regional airborne radiometric thorium collected during the NURE program over the southeastern U.S. Dashed line roughly outlines the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Thorium highs in the Atlantic Coastal Plain often represent heavy mineral sand deposits, limestone, or chalk. The Old Hickory and Trail Ridge heavy mineral sand deposits have been mined for titanium. From Shah and others, 2017.

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Image Dimensions: 1367 x 1098

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Location Taken: US

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Rare earth mineral potential in the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain from integrated geophysical, geochemical, and geological app
Shah, A.K., Bern, C.R., Van Gosen, B.S., Daniels, D.L., Benzel, W.M., Budahn, J.R., Ellefsen, K.J., Karst, A. and Davis, R., 2017, Rare earth mineral potential in the southeastern US Coastal Plain from integrated geophysical, geochemical, and geological approaches: GSA Bulletin, 129(9-10), pp.1140-1157, https://doi.org/10.1130/B31481.1.