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Mineral resource potential map of the Bighorn Mountains Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-217), San Bernardino County, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1493-A

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Abstract

Geological, geochemical, and geophysical evidence, together with a review of historical mining and prospecting activities, suggests that most of the Bighorn Mountains Wilderness Study Area has low potential for the discovery of all types of mineral and energy resources-including precious and base metals, building stone and aggregate, fossil fuels, radioactive-mineral resources, and geothermal resources. Low-grade mineralization has been documented in one small area near Rattlesnake Canyon, and this area has low to moderate potential for future small-scale exploration and development of precious and base metals. Thorium and uranium enrichment have been documented in two small areas in the eastern part of the wilderness study area; these two areas have low to moderate potential for future small-scale exploration and development of radioactive-mineral resources.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mineral resource potential map of the Bighorn Mountains Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-217), San Bernardino County, California
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1493
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 8 p.; Plate: 45.83 x 38.60 inches
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Bernardino County
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N