Prospecting for radioactive minerals in New Zealand
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Published in Wellington] .
Written in English



  • New Zealand


  • Radioactive substances -- New Zealand,
  • Prospecting

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Edition Notes

Statementby L. I. Grange, N. Z. Geological Survey.
ContributionsGrange, L. I. 1894-1980.
LC ClassificationsTN490.U7 N4 1956
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6234101M
LC Control Number57036753

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The New Zealand government began secretly prospecting for uranium in Scientists searched the country for radioactive rocks, but did not have much success. West Coast discovery. In the government produced a booklet about how to look for radioactive minerals in rocks, and how to make a Geiger counter. First voyage of the New Golden Hind. In March the DSIR chartered the government ship New Golden Hind, and the secret uranium survey was extended to the granitic rocks of scientists on board investigated the eight sounds from Milford Sound to Nancy Sound, but failed to find any promising sources of radioactive minerals. A geological map of an area of prospective minerals sites can be compiled from existing geological information maps and/or new field work. In the case of petroleum and many minerals, the maps are of geological features beneath the . In amendments were made to the Crown Minerals Act, which governs petroleum and minerals allocation in New Zealand, extending the confidentiality period for seismic data gathered through non-exclusive Petroleum Prospecting Permits from 5 to 15 years.

  Radioactive Investigations of Oil and Gas Wells: A Textbook focuses on the radioactive methods used in the investigations of oil and gas wells, including radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and tracer method. The book first offers information on physical principles of the radiometry of wells and radioactive properties of Edition: 1. Prospecting is the first stage of the geological analysis (second – exploration) of a territory. It is the search for minerals, fossils, precious metals or mineral specimens, and is also known as fossicking.. Traditionally prospecting relied on direct observation of mineralization in rock outcrops or in sediments. Modern prospecting also includes the use of geologic, geophysical, and. In general this book is good as an Introduction to radioactive minerals. It covers the formation, localities and the minerals itself. It is thus quite broad, and the only book of which I know that covers the wordlwide occurence of uranium and thorium by: 2. The following is a non-exhaustive list of minerals containing radioactive isotopes of elements such as mainly. uranium;; thorium;; potassium.; These minerals emit alpha, beta and gamma ionising radiations, as well as radioactive gases such as radon and thoron.. Appropriate precautions should be taken by collectors to store their specimens, especially to avoid inhaling radon gas.

Methods of Prospecting for Radioactive Minerals. A good understanding of the geochemical behavior of nuclear fuel metals, their mineralogy and geological processes favorable for and responsible for their formation have facilitated sustained efforts in the exploration for these. Significant from the exploration point of viewis the time- bound characteristic of uranium deposits. Radioactive minerals can be identified with special instruments that detect radiation. The device used to measure this is the Geiger counter. Electric charges develop in a Geiger counter when it is placed near radioactive material; this can measure the presence and intensity of radiation. The work is documented by more than references to the world literature of the past years! This is an absolute “must have” reference for anyone interested in radioactive minerals! Published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, Original, new copy, printed in Order Item BK Shipping weight: 2 pounds. New Zealand has abundant resources of coal, silver, iron ore, limestone and gold. It ranked 22 in the world in terms of iron ore production and 29th in gold production. The total value of mineral production in New Zealand was $ billion in (excluding oil and gas). The most important metallic minerals produced are gold ( tonnes.