AUTHORNininger, Robert D.
TITLEMinerals for Atomic Energy: A Guide to Exploration for Uranium, Thorium, and Beryllium, Second Edition
PUBLISHERD. Van Nostrand
CITYNew York, NY

This book about the minerals used in atomic energy focuses on geology topics, but makes references to related atomic energy issues. It is divided into three parts, the first of which introduces the minerals of uranium, thorium, and beryllium. The second part serves mainly as a textual map of where ores and mineral deposits may be found, notably the Congo and the Colorado Plateau in the United States. The central concern of the third part is how the market works for fissile materials, with topics ranging from prospecting instructions to prices and market conditions. The book also contains a number of photographs, charts, and diagrams. Overall, it provices a unique view of uranium markets of the mid-1950s. The author was an assistant director of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

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