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Uraninite-bearing contact metamorphic deposits, Heaths Peak, Carbon County, Wyoming

November 1, 1970

Deposits that contain uraninite and sulfide minerals at Heaths Peak, Carbon County, Wyo., display a zoned distribution of metals from the edge of granite into adjacent metamorphic rocks. The metallic minerals -- uraninite, molybdenite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrrhotite, and marcasite -- are concentrated on the undersides of metamorphosed roof pendants. At the Little Man mine, deposition was related to a small cupola projecting into the central part of an elongate pendant. The host rocks and the deposits are of Precambrian age.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1970
Title Uraninite-bearing contact metamorphic deposits, Heaths Peak, Carbon County, Wyoming
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.65.7.849
Authors E. N. Harshman, Kenneth G. Bell
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Economic Geology
Series Number
Index ID 70226167
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Denver Federal Center