Bill Chenoweth's uranium reports - AZ, CO, NM, UT
AZGS newest Open-File Report, The Chenoweth Collection: A history of uranium exploration and production in the Western U.S. 1950-1990, comprises a bibliography of Bill Chenoweth’s contributed reports to the state surveys and geological societies of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
For more than 50 years, William (Bill) L. Chenoweth (1928-2018) tramped across the southwestern U.S. hunting for uranium deposits. Bill's career began with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1953; just as the Cold War was heating up. He retired from the U.S. Dept. of Energy in 1983. Post-retirement, he consulted, served on professional committees, and continued to publish reports and maps on uranium deposits in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Between 1983 and 2018, Bill drafted ~ 150 uranium reports. He turned to the state surveys and geological societies in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah to publish those reports. His last contributed report for AZGS was published in May 2018: Geology, Exploration and Production History of the Uranium-Vanadium Mines of George R. Simpson and Gloria Emerson, NW Carrizo Mtns., Apache County, Arizona. (Bill didn’t skimp on titles.)
Citation: Conway F.M. and Richardson, C.A., 2019, The Chenoweth Collection: A history of uranium exploration and production in the Western U.S. 1950-1990. Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 19-5, 6 p.