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Mineral deposits of Central America, with a section on manganese deposits of Panama

Bulletin 1034

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Abstract

The mineral deposits of Central America were studied between 1942 and 1945, in cooperation with the United States Department of State and the Foreign Economic Administration. Emphasis was originally placed on the study of strategic-mineral deposits, especially of antimony, chromite, manganese, quartz, and mica, but deposits of other minerals that offered promise of significant future production were also studied. A brief appraisal of the base-metal deposits was made, and deposits of iron ore in Honduras and of lead and zinc ores in Guatemala were mapped. In addition, studies were made of the regional geology of some areas, data were collected from many sources, and a new map of the geology of Central America was compiled.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral deposits of Central America, with a section on manganese deposits of Panama
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
1034
Year Published:
1957
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: x, 205 p.; 16 Plates: 49.12 x 48.09 inches or smaller
Country:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Other Geospatial:
Central America
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