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Uranium mining in the United States: Quiz


Question 1: Uranium mining in southwest ________ goes back to 1898.

Question 2: Uranium mining in ________ has taken place since 1918.

Question 3: [8] Rising uranium prices since 2001 have increased interest in uranium mining in ________, Colorado, Texas and Utah.
FloridaArizonaGeorgia (U.S. state)Alabama

Question 4: Uranium mining in the United States declined drastically in the 1980s, but has revived since 2001 due to higher ________ prices.

Question 5: The mine is five miles (8 km) southeast of Crawford in Dawes County, western ________.

Question 6: The late 1940s and early 1950s saw a boom in ________ in the western U.S., spurred by the fortunes made by prospectors such as Charlie Steen.
Uranium ore depositsUranium mining in the United StatesPeak uraniumUranium mining

Question 7: The Uravan district of Colorado and Utah supplied about half the world's ________ from 1910 to 1922, and vanadium and uranium were byproducts.

Question 8: The deposits were mined for uranium, thorium, and ________.
MetalRare earth elementPeriodic tableNoble gas

Question 9: The uranium mineral autunite was reported in 1874 near the town of Mauch Chunk (present-day Jim Thorpe) in Carbon County, eastern ________.
New JerseyNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaConnecticut

Question 10: Also present are the secondary uranium and uranium-________ minerals carnotite, tyuyamunite, liebigite, uranophane, and betauranophane.


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