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Mineral resource potential map of the lower San Francisco Wilderness study area and contiguous roadless area, Greenlee County, Arizona and Catron and Grant Counties, New Mexico

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1463-C

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Abstract

The Lower San Francisco Wilderness Study Area consists of a narrow strip 1-2 mi (2-3 km) wide between the rims of the San Francisco River canyon. The wilderness study area has a moderately high potential for geothermal resources, a low to moderate potential for base metal or precious metal resources in middle to upper Tertiary volcanic rocks, essentially no oil, gas, or coal potential, and a largely unassessable potential for metal deposits related to Laramide igneous intrusions in pre-Tertiary or lower Tertiary rocks that underlie the area. The contiguous roadless area, which borders the New Mexico half of the wilderness study area, mainly on the north side of the San Francisco River, has a low to moderate potential for molybdenum or copper deposits related to intrusive igneous rocks in the core of a volcano of dacitic composition at Goat Basin.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the lower San Francisco Wilderness study area and contiguous roadless area, Greenlee County, Arizona and Catron and Grant Counties, New Mexico
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1463
Chapter:
C
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 6 p.; Plate: 34.61 x 25.29 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona, New Mexico
County:
Catron County, Greenlee County, Grant County
Scale:
62500
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N