Geochemical Correlations Between Uranium and Other Components in U-bearing Formations of Ogcheon Belt

옥천대(沃川帶) 함(含)우라늄지층중(地層中)의 우라늄과 타성분(他成分)과의 상관관계(相關關係)

  • Lee, Min Sung (Dept. of Eath Science, Seoul Nat. Univ.) ;
  • Chon, Hyo Taek (Dept. of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering, Seoul Nat. Univ.)
  • 이민성 (서울대학교 사범대학 지구과학과) ;
  • 전효택 (서울대학교 공과대학 자원공학과)
  • Published : 1980.12.31


Some components in uranium-bearing formations which consist mainly of black shale, slate. and low grade coal-bearing formation of Ogcheon Belt were processed statistically in order to find out the geochemical correlations with uranium. Geochemical enrichment of uranium, vanadium and molybdenum in low grade coal-bearing formations and surrounding rocks is remarkable in the studied area. Geochemical correlation coefficient of uranium and molybdenum in the rocks displays about 0.6, and that of uranium and fixed carbon about 0.4. Uranium and vanadium in uranium-bearing low grade coals denote very high correlation with fixed carbon, which is considered to be responsible for enrichment of metallic elements, especially molybdenum. Close geochemical correlation of uranium-molybdenum couple in the rocks can be applied as a competent exploration guide to low grade uranium deposits of this area.