A fondamental theorem due to Gindikin says that the generalized power $\Delta_{s}(-\theta^{-1})$ defined on a symmetric cone is the Laplace transform of a positive measure $R_{s}$ if and only if $s$ is in a given subset $\Xi$ of $\Bbb{R}^{r}$, where $r$ is the rank of the cone. When $s$ is in a well defined part of $\Xi$, the measure $R_{s}$ is absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure and has a known expression. For the other elements $s$ of $\Xi$, the measure $R_{s}$ is concentrated on the boundary of the cone and it has never been explicitly determined. The aim of the present paper is to give an explicit description of the measure $R_{s}$ for all $s$ in $\Xi$. The work is motivated by the importance of these measures in probability theory and in statistics since they represent a generalization of the class of measures generating the famous Wishart probability distributions.