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Mineral resource potential map of the Clear Lake Roadless Area, Leon County, Florida

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1479

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Abstract

The only mineral material that has been produced within the Clear Lake Roadless Area is clayey sand used as fill for highway construction and for stabilizing Forest Service roads. Fuller's earth, common clay, and sand and gravel presently are produced in Leon County and in nearby counties, and limestone and peat have been produced in the past. However, no commercial deposits of these commodities exist in the Clear Lake Roadless Area. The Apalachicola National. Forest has been explored for phosphate and the region reconnoitered for heavy minerals, but no valuable deposits of either have been found.

The potential for finding valuable mineral deposits or oil and gas in the Clear Lake Roadless Area is low. However, the area and nearby lands have not been thoroughly tested for oil and gas, and the possibilities for discovery cannot be ruled out. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Clear Lake Roadless Area, Leon County, Florida
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1479
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 6 p.; Plate: 43.46 x 33.56 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
County:
Leon County
Scale:
500000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N