Reformatted Data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) Program
Entry ID: NURE

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Summary
Abstract: From 1974 to 1980, the Federal Government systematically evaluated the uranium resources of the conterminous United States and Alaska. Earth science research in the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program included hydrogeochemical and stream sediment sampling, coordinated rock sampling and analyses, airborne radiometric and magnetic surveys, geologic map compilation, ore deposit studies, subsurface geologic investigation, technology applications studies, development of resource estimation methodologies, and uranium resource evaluations incorporating research results.

Various techniques were used for data collection and analysis. Borehole geophysical measurements included borehole drift and diameter, spontaneous potential, resistance and resistivity, density, spectral and gross gamma count, porosity, and magnetic susceptibility. Geochemical analysis methods included delayed neutron counting, multichannel gamma spectrometry, neutron activation analysis, x-ray fluorescence, emission spectrometry, fluorescence spectrometry, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, turbidimetry, and colorimetry.

The Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) program (initiated in 1975) was one of nine components of NURE. Planned systematic sampling of the entire United States began in 1976 under the responsibility of four DOE national laboratories: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL), Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP), and Savannah River Laboratory (SRL). Each DOE laboratory developed its own sample collection, analytical, and data management methodologies and hired contractors to do much of the actual work.

In 1977, the entire NURE program changed from a study area basis (State, County, or geomorphic provinces) to a 1° x 2° quadrangle basis. Many of the early study areas were not coincident with quadrangle boundaries and so additional sampling was done later to complete the quadrangle studies. Some quadrangles were never completed. Originally, all samples were only analyzed for uranium. Analyses for additional elements, other than uranium, were also authorized in 1977 and many - but not all - early samples were reanalyzed.

The NURE program effectively ended about 1983-84 when funding disappeared. Out of a total of 625 quadrangles that cover the entire lower 48 States and Alaska, only 307 quadrangles were completely sampled and another 86 quadrangles were partially sampled.

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Description: Reformatted Data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) Program


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Description: National geochemical data base; National uranium resource evaluation data for the conterminous United States.


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Description: Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) data for Alaska, formatted for GSSREARCH data base search software; 2, NURE HHSR data formatted as dBASE files for Alaska and the conterminous United States; 3, NURE HSSR data as originally compiled by the Department of Energy for Alaska and the conterminous United States on CD-ROM: ordering information


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: 24.0  E: -60.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Reformatted Data from the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) Program
Dataset Series Name: National Geochemical Database
Dataset Release Date: 1984
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Version 1.40, 2006
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-0492/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >NUCLEAR RADIATION EXPOSURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >INFILTRATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >RADIOISOTOPES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TRACE METALS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENT COMPOSITION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >GAMMA RAY >GAMMA RAY FLUX    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY >GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITATIONAL FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >ELEMENTS >RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY >STREAM CHEMISTRY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Instrument
WELL LOGGING TOOLS    [Information]
MAGNETOMETERS    [Information]
GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETERS    [Information]
Spectrometers    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.


Keywords
DOE
USGS/EROS
ERDA
GAMMA-RAY
GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS
GEOPHYSICAL
HSSR
HYDROGEOCHEMICAL
HYDROGEOCHEMICAL AND STREAM SEDIMENT RECONNAISSANCE
MAGNETIC
NURE
RADIOMETRIC
STREAM SEDIMENT
URANIUM
USGS
WELL LOGS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS/EROS


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: ARMS > Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey Data
Dataset ID: HSSR > Hydrogeochemical and Stream-sediment Reconnaissance Sample Analyses
Dataset ID: LIL > Log Information Library System Data
Dataset ID: NURE

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA


Geoscience Data Catalog, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey, Geography Division, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/
Dataset ID: ARMS > Aerial Radiometric and Magnetic Survey Data
Dataset ID: HSSR > Hydrogeochemical and Stream-sediment Reconnaissance Sample Analyses
Dataset ID: LIL > Log Information Library System Data
Dataset ID: NURE

Data Center Personnel
Name: PETER N. SCHWEITZER
Phone: (703) 648-6533
Fax: (703) 648-6252
Email: pschweitzer at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Digital Download from http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr97492
Distribution_Format: USGS Open-File Report 97-492
Fees: None


Personnel
EROS CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA


LONG TERM ARCHIVE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6594
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Information Systems Management
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA


Publications/References
U.S. Geological Survey, 1985, National Uranium Resource Elevation data
products available from the USGS: [Sioux Falls, South Dakota], U.S. Geological
Survey, p. 1-2.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-05

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