Accession Number:

AD0718519

Title:

Development of Remote Methods for Obtaining Soil Information and Location of Construction Materials Using Gamma Ray Signatures for Project THEMIS.

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept.,

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Report Date:

1970-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

275.0

Abstract:

A major emphasis in recent years has been the development, calibration, and field testing of airborne gamma-ray spectrometer systems, particularly with the low levels and slow speeds attainable with helicopters. The research described in the following pages is directed toward three main end uses terraine analysis, including the characterization of soils and rocks on the basis of their thorium, uranium, and potassium contents trafficability building materials, e.g. limestone with optimum clay content for cement soil moisture direct exploration for economic deposits of thorium and uranium indirect mineral exploration for minerals associated with radioactive minerals, e.g. placer gold, or with potassium alteration, e.g. copper rapid location and assessment of fission product contamination of the environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE