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Mineral resources of the Mount Tipton Wilderness Study Area, Mohave County, Arizona

Bulletin 1737-B

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Abstract

The Mount Tipton Wilderness Study Area (AZ-020-012/ 042) comprises 33,950 acres in Mohave County, Ariz. At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, this area was evaluated for identified mineral resources (known) and mineral resource potential (undiscovered). This work was carried out by the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey in 1984-87. In this report, the area studied is referred to as the "wilderness study area" or simply "the study area." There are no identified mineral resources in the study area. The southernmost part of the study area is adjacent to the Wallapai (Chloride) mining district and has low mineral resource potential for gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, and molybdenum in hydrothermal veins. This area also has a low mineral resource potential for tungsten in vein deposits and for uranium in vein deposits or pegmatites. In the central part of the wilderness study area, one small area has low mineral resource potential for uranium in vein deposits or pegmatites and another small area has low resource potential for thorium in vein deposits. The entire study area has low resource potential for geothermal energy but no potential for oil or gas resources.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resources of the Mount Tipton Wilderness Study Area, Mohave County, Arizona
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
1737
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
v, 14 p.
Larger Work Title:
Mineral resources of Wilderness Study Areas: Black Mountains Region, Arizona
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona
County:
Mohave
Other Geospatial:
Black Mountains, Mount Tipton Willderness Study Area