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A mineral-resource survey of the Peters Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Virginia concluded that the area contains steeply dipping and faulted clastic sedimentary rocks of Paleozoic age that have a substantiated iron resource potential and abundant rock suitable for construction materials. The area has an estimated 340 million long tons of inferred low-grade iron resources in hematitic sandstone that may average as much as 20 percent iron, or 68 million long tons of contained iron. Structural conditions favorable for hydrocarbon accumulation appear to be absent beneath the area.
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PETERS MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, VIRGINIA.
Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)