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Mineral resource potential map of the John Muir Wilderness, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, and Mono counties, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1185-C

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Abstract

Under the provisions of the Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964) and the Joint Conference Report on Senate Bill 4, 88th Congress, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines have been conducting mineral surveys of wilderness and primitive areas. Areas officially designated as "wilderness," "wild," or "canoe" when the act was passed were incorporated into the National Wilderness Preservation System, and some of them are presently being studied. The act provided that areas under consideration for wilderness designation should be studied for suitability for incorporation into the Wilderness System. The mineral surveys constitute one aspect of the suitability studies. The act directs that the results of such surveys are to be made available to the public and be submitted to the President and the Congress. This report discusses the results of a mineral survey of the John Muir Wilderness, Inyo and Sierra National Forests, Fresno, lnyo, Madera, and Mono Counties, California. The area was established as a wilderness by Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the John Muir Wilderness, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, and Mono counties, California
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1185
Chapter:
C
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
Report: 10 p.; Plate: 51.63 x 38.91 inches
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Fresno County, lnyo County, Madera County, Mono County
Other Geospatial:
John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Sierra National Forest
Scale:
25000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N