Mineral resource potential map of the Dolly Ann Roadless Area, Alleghany County, Virginia

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1358-D
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The Dolly Ann Roadless Area comprises 7,900 acres (3,200 ha) in the George Washington National Forest in the Valley and Ridge physiographic province of west-central Virginia. The area is at the southern ·end of Warm Springs Mountain in Alleghany County just northeast of Covington, the county seat (index map). U.S. Highway 220 forms part of the western boundary, and U.S. Forest Service Road 125, which parallels Pounding Mill Creek, forms the eastern boundary. The principal streams draining the area are Pounding Mill Creek, Dry Run, and Roaring Run, all tributaries of the Jackson River. The highest point in the area is Big Knob at the north end, 4,072 ft (1241 m) above sea level; the lowest points, about 1,400 ft (427 m) above sea level, are at the south side, along Dry Run and Pounding Mill Creek. In general, the hill slopes are steep and heavily wooded with second- or third-growth hardwoods and scattered pine and hemlock. Dolly Ann Hollow near the east end of the area is a steep, boulder-strewn gorge, quite picturesque, but containing no good trails. A good trail up Dry Run connects a trail crossing the ridge between Bald Knob and Big Knob. No other trails cross the area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mineral resource potential map of the Dolly Ann Roadless Area, Alleghany County, Virginia
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 1358
Chapter D
DOI 10.3133/mf1358D
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: 14 p.; 1 Plate: 37.55 x 33.60 inches
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Country United States
State Virginia
County Alleghany County
Other Geospatial Dolly Ann Roadless Area
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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