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dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Joshua Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:54Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:54Zen
dc.date.issued2009-04-22en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05212009-152419en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33080en
dc.description.abstractThe Coles Hill uranium deposit in Pittsylvania County, Virginia represents the largest unmined uranium resource in the United States, with an estimated resource of 110 million pounds of U3O8 in place with a cutoff grade of 0.025 wt% U3O8. The deposit is localized along a geologic unit that parallels the Chatham Fault, which separates the Triassic Danville Basin to the east from the older crystalline rocks to the west. The location of the Chatham Fault is important to understanding distribution of ore and for developing an effective mine plan. In this study the Chatham Fault location has been inferred from ground conductivity and ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys. Anomalies in the data are consistent with previously mapped fault locations based on drillhole and geophysical data, such as gravity and magnetic surveys, collected in the 1980s. These results confirm that the strike of the Chatham Fault is approximately N40ºE and dips to the southeast with dip values ranging from 70º, in the northeast, to 50º, in the southwest.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartWhitney_Josh_Thesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectUranium Depositen
dc.subjectGround Penetrating Radar Surveyen
dc.subjectGround Conductivity Surveyen
dc.titleApplication of Electromagnetic Methods to Identify and Characterize Sub-surface Structures Associated with the Coles Hill Uranium Depositen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMining and Minerals Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Minerals Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeememberBodnar, Robert J.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05212009-152419/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairWestman, Erik C.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairWeiss, Chester J.en
dc.date.sdate2009-05-21en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-02en
dc.date.adate2009-06-02en


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