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WEST ELK WILDERNESS, COLORADO.

Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)

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Abstract

Mineral surveys of the West Elk Wilderness and adjacent areas were conducted and included geologic mapping, geochemical sampling, geophysical studies, and an investigation of mines and prospects. Areas with substantiated mineral-resource potential for bituminous coal with 75 million tons of demonstrated reserves and areas with probable mineral-resource potential for base and precious metals associated with igneous intrusions of Tertiary age were identified in this study. There is little promise for the discovery of oil and gas resources in the area.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
WEST ELK WILDERNESS, COLORADO.
Series title:
Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Volume
1
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
499
Last page:
501
Number of Pages:
3