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Mineral resource potential map of the Great Rift Instant Study Area, Blaine, Butte, Minidoka, and Power counties, Idaho

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1462-B

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Abstract

A high potential exists for development of decorative building stone resources from slabby, glassy-surfaced pahoehoe lava flows, particularly in the Wapi lava field where the largest volume and variety of stone occurs. The unique appearance of the Blue Dragon flow material from the Craters of the Moon lava field may enhance its potential as a decorative stone resource.

Locating speculative resources (uraniferous sediment, auriferous gravel, and geothermal reservoirs) and hypothetical resources (oil and gas) that may underlie the geologically young lava flows of the study area would require extensive geophysical exploration and drilling.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Great Rift Instant Study Area, Blaine, Butte, Minidoka, and Power counties, Idaho
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1462
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 5 p.; Plate: 50.91 x 35.98 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
County:
Blaine County, Butte County, Minidoka County, Power County
Other Geospatial:
Great Rift Instant Study Area
Scale:
25000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N