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Mineral resource potential map of the Mokelumne Wilderness and contiguous roadless areas, central Sierra Nevada, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1201-D

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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 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 Mokelumne Wilderness, El Dorado National Forest, Amador, Calaveras and Alpine Counties, California and Caples Creek, Raymond Peak, and Tragedy-Elephants Back Roadless Areas, Alpine, Amador, Ca 1 aver as, and El Dorado Counties, California. The Mokelumne Wilderness was established by Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964, the Roadless Areas were classified as further planning areas during the Second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) by the U.S. Forest Service, 1979. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Mokelumne Wilderness and contiguous roadless areas, central Sierra Nevada, California
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1201
Chapter:
D
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
Report: 10 p.; 1 Sheet: 41.11 x 34.66 inches
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Mokelumne Wilderness
Scale:
62500
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