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 values, 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 a mineral survey of the South Jackson Mountains (NV-020-603) Wilderness Study Area, Humboldt County, Nevada.
The South Jackson Mountains Wilderness Study Area is in south-central Humboldt County, approximately 50 miles northwest of Winnemucca, Nevada. The boundaries originally specified for the wilderness study area encompassed an area of 60,211 acres. The draft Environmental Impact Statement issued in 1983 by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) identified 20,094 acres within the wilderness study area as potentially suitable for inclusion into the National Wilderness Preservation System. Subsequent (August 27, 1984) deletions by the BLM have resulted in the present study area of approximately 10,300 acres. The boundaries of the study area are approximated by the range crestline to the east and the 4,400-ft contour along the west side of the range from King Lear Peak north to the divide between Hobo and Christiorsson Canyons.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Geologic map of the South Jackson Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Humboldt County, Nevada|
|Series title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Description||33.47 x 33.67 inches|
|Other Geospatial||South Jackson Mountains Wilderness Study Area|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|