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Radon in the helium-bearing natural gas of the Texas panhandle

November 7, 2012

The known quantity of helium in the Texas Panhandle gas reservoir
is greater than could be explained by assuming normal geologic conditions. Radon content of the gas varies between about 10 and 250 micromicrocuries
per liter (S. T. P.), and the more highly radioactive wells
are clustered in several groups. Mathematical analysis indicates that
the larger concentrations of radon could not be derived from rocks of
normal radioactivity.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1951
Title Radon in the helium-bearing natural gas of the Texas panhandle
DOI 10.3133/tem239
Authors H. Faul, G.E. Manger, A.Y. Sakakura
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Trace Elements Memorandum
Series Number 239
Index ID tem239
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization