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Aeromagnetic, Bouguer gravity, and interpretation maps of the Sheep Hole-Cadiz Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-305), San Bernardino County, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1615-B

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management
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Abstract

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Public Law 94-579, October 21, 1976) requires the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to conduct mineral surveys on certain areas to determine their mineral resource potential. Results must be made available to the public and be submitted to the President and the Congress. These maps presents the results of a mineral survey of the Sheep Hole-Cadiz Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-305), California Desert Conservation Area, San Bernardino County, California.

The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a mineral survey of the Sheep Hole-Cadiz Wilderness Study Area, which encompasses approximately 200,000 acres including enclosed private lands, in south-central San Bernardino County, California. The U.S. Bureau of Mines studied the mineral resources of mines, prospects, and mineralized areas; geologic, geochemical, and geophysical investigations were conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The study area is located in the Mojave Desert 13 miles east of Amboy, California, 20 miles east of Twentynine Palms, California, and 90 miles east of San Bernardino, and encompasses parts of the Dale Lake, Bristol Lake, Cadiz Valley and Cadiz Lake 15-minute quadrangles. Its borders are defined by the Amboy Road and a gas pipeline service road on the northwest, the unimproved Cadiz Valley access road on the east, State Route 62 along the south, and the Iron Age mine road and an unimproved powerline service road on the west. Major access from the east and west is provided by State Route 62 and access from the north is provided by the Amboy Road.

Companion reports to this one describe the mineral resource potential (March and others, 1982), the geology (Howard and John, 1984), and hydrothermal alteration studies (Raines, 1983).

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Aeromagnetic, Bouguer gravity, and interpretation maps of the Sheep Hole-Cadiz Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-305), San Bernardino County, California
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1615
Chapter:
B
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 plates: 47.80 x 42.15 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
San Bernardino County
Other Geospatial:
California Desert Conservation Area, Mojave Desert, Sheep Hole-Cadiz Wilderness Study Area
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