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Mines, prospects, and mineral sites, wilderness and RARE II areas, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1594-E

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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 value, if any, that may be present. Results must be made available to the public and be submitted to the President and the Congress. This report presents the results of investigations of mines, prospects, and mineral sites in the Great Gulf and Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness Areas; the Dartmouth Range, Wild River, Pemigewasset, Kinsman Mountain, Mount Wolf-Gordon Pond, Jobildunk, and Carr Mountain Roadless Areas; and the intervening and immediately surrounding areas in the White Mountain National Forest, Coos, Grafton, and Carroll Counties, New Hampshire. The Great Gulf Wilderness was established when the Wilderness Act was passed in 1964, and the Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness was established by Public Law 93-622, January 3, 1975. The Dartmouth Range, Wild River, Pemigewasset, Kinsman Mountain, Mount Wolf-Gordon Pond, Carr Mountain, and Jobildunk areas were classified as a further planning area during the Second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) by the U.S. Forest Service, January 1979.

The areas investigated are located in the White Mountain National Forest in Coos, Grafton, and Carroll Counties, New Hampshire. Personnel from the U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted field reconnaissance of the westernmost areas, Kinsman Mountain, Mt. Wolf-Gordon Pond, Jobildunk, and Carr Mountain, in the fall of 1980. Field reconnaissance of the eastern areas, Great Gulf, Presidential Range-Dry River, Dartmouth Range, Pemigewasset and Wild River was conducted in the spring of 1981. A total of 237 rock and 103 panned-concentrate samples were collected during the investigations. Reconnaissance radiometric ground surveys were conducted at selected locations.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mines, prospects, and mineral sites, wilderness and RARE II areas, White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1594-E
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 Plates: 54.42 x 39.82 inches and 22.71 x 28.02 inches
Country:
United States
State:
New Hampshire
County:
Carroll County, Coos County, Grafton County
Other Geospatial:
White Mountain National Forest
Scale:
125000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
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