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Potential for sandstone-type uranium deposits in Jurassic rocks, Khorat Plateau, Thailand

D. R. Shawe, R. J. Hite and Boonmai Inthuputi
Potential for sandstone-type uranium deposits in Jurassic rocks, Khorat Plateau, Thailand
Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists (May 1975) 70 (3): 538-541

Abstract

Geological similarity between the Khorat Plateau of northeastern Thailand and the Colorado Plateau of the western United States, together with recent discovery of a uranium-copper deposit in sandstone in the Khorat Plateau, suggests that the Khorat Plateau may have substantial potential for uranium resources. The most likely host rocks for uranium deposits appear to be carbonaceous fluvial sandstones and conglomeratic sandstones of the Jurassic Phra Wihan, Sao Khua, and Phu Phan Formations making up the middle part of the Khorat Group of Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous age. An occurrence of uranium and copper minerals is known in probably Lower Jurassic yellowish-gray and gray carbonaceous sandstone and conglomeratic sandstone (Phra Wihan? Formation) in the Phu Wieng district near the west edge of the Khorat Plateau.


ISSN: 0361-0128
EISSN: 1554-0774
Coden: ECGLAL
Serial Title: Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Serial Volume: 70
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Potential for sandstone-type uranium deposits in Jurassic rocks, Khorat Plateau, Thailand
Affiliation: U.S. Geol. Surv., Denver, Colo., United States
Pages: 538-541
Published: 197505
Text Language: English
Publisher: Economic Geology Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA, United States
Accession Number: 1976-003084
Categories: Economic geology of ore deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Comparison with Colorado Plateau
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
Secondary Affiliation: Roy. Thai Dep. Miner. Resour.,
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Society of Economic Geologists
Update Code: 1976
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