Helium Emanometry Under Australian Conditions - Preliminary Results

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Journal Article: Helium Emanometry Under Australian Conditions - Preliminary Results

Abstract
Helium has been proposed as a pathfinder in exploration for uranium deposits, hydrocarbons and geothermal energy sources, as an indicator of faults and fissures and as a possible tool for earthquake prediction. The rationale is that during the decay of 238U to 206 Pb, eight 4He atoms are produced via the intermediary of alpha particle emission. Similarly, six 4He atoms are produced by the decay of 232Th to 208Pb. Some of the common isotopes of the rare earths Ce, Nd and Sm are also alpha emitters, but they are unlikely to give rise to detectable helium anomalies.

Authors 
C. R. M. Butt and M. J. Gole








Published Journal 
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 1984





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6742(84)90024-4


 

Citation

C. R. M. Butt,M. J. Gole. 1984. Helium Emanometry Under Australian Conditions - Preliminary Results. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. (!) .