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Geologic, aeromagnetic and mineral resource potential maps of the Whisker Lake Wilderness, Florence County, Wisconsin

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1583

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Abstract

The Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964) and related acts require the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to survey certain areas on Federal lands to determine their mineral resource potential. Results must be made available to the public and be submitted to the President and the Congress. This report presents the results of a mineral resource survey of the Whisker Lake Wilderness in the Nicolet National Forest, Florence County, Wisconsin. The wilderness was established by Public Law 95-494, October 21, 1978.

The mineral resource potential of the Whisker Lake Wilderness in the Nicolet National Forest, Florence County, northeastern Wisconsin, was evaluated in 1982. The bedrock consists of recrystallized and deformed volcanic and sedimentary rocks of Early Proterozoic age. Sand and gravel are the only identified resources in the Whisker Lake Wilderness. However, the area is somewhat isolated from current markets and both commodities are abundant regionally. The wilderness also has low potential for peat in swampy lowlands. The southwestern part of the wilderness has a low to moderate mineral resource potential for stratabound massive-sulfide (copper-zinc-lead) deposits.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic, aeromagnetic and mineral resource potential maps of the Whisker Lake Wilderness, Florence County, Wisconsin
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1583
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
29.23 x 24.65 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
County:
Florence County
Other Geospatial:
Nicolet National Forest, Whisker Lake Wilderness
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