The Cypress Roadless Area comprises approximately 3 square miles (1,949 acres) of Sequoia National Forest, Kern County, California. The area is at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada, approximately 30 miles east-northeast of Bakersfield, and 2.5 miles and 3.5 miles south-southeast of the communities of Bodfish and Lake Isabella, respectively (index map). Geochemical sampling was conducted during 1980 and 1981. This report summarizes the results of that investigation and provides details of the geochemical evaluation used in the final mineral resource assessment of the study area (Kennedy and others, 1983).
Map A shows the locations of all sites sampled for this report and the distributions of anomalous concentrations of 4 elements in 33 samples of rock, 5 elements in 34 samples of minus-60-mesh stream sediment, and 11 elements in 33 samples of nonmagnetic heavy-mineral concentrate derived from stream sediment. Map B shows outlines of those drainage basins containing samples of stream sediment and concentrate with anomalous concentrations and also shows weighted values for each outlined basin based on the number of elements with anomalous concentrations in each stream-sediment and concentrate sample and on the degree to which these concentrations are anomalous in each sample.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Summary geochemical maps for samples of rock, stream sediment, and nonmagnetic heavy-mineral concentrate, Cypress Roadless Area, Kern County, California|
|Series title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Description||Plate: 35.40 x 39.85 inches|
|Other Geospatial||Cypress Roadless Area|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|