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Dyck, W.


Uranium Exploration Methods Using Radon, 1968

Project Description

Radon tests in surface waters and in soils were carried out in three different geological environments to determine the applicability of the radon method for detailed prospecting for uranium.  Radon measurements were made during the 1968 field season in the Gatineau Hills area in Quebec, and the Sudbury and Elliot Lake areas in Ontario.  In general, the investigations showed that depending on the medium and sampling density used, the radon method can outline radioactive sources on both reconnaissance and more detailed scales.

A summary of the work can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Paper 69-46.

Survey History

1Radon in surface water and soil survey, NTS 31G/5, 12, Gatineau Park, Quebec, 1968. (more)
2Radon in surface water and soil survey, NTS 41J/7, 10, Elliot Lake area, northern Ontario, 1968. (more)
3Radon in surface water survey, NTS 41I, Greater Sudbury area, northern Ontario, 1968. (more)

Project Funding

Geological Survey of Canada

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