Map of sand and gravel mines, prospects, and occurrences, and the geologic units that host them in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) study area, southwestern Wyoming

Open-File Report 2018-1139
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Abstract

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) is a long-term science based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships. The role of the U.S. Geological Survey is to build the scientifically defensible foundation on which WLCI planners, decisionmakers, and resource managers may base their activities. Understanding the distribution of mineral resources is integral to understanding where mineral development (mining) might be concentrated in the future and how that mining might affect habitats. This map and report focus on naturally-occurring sand and gravel, a form of construction aggregate.

Suggested Citation

Wilson, A.B., 2018, Map of sand and gravel mines, prospects, and occurrences, and the geologic units that host them in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) study area, southwestern Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1139, 11 p., scale 1;500,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181139.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Construction Aggregate
  • Methodology
  • Bedrock Map Units Likely to Host Naturally Occurring Sand and Gravel
  • Units Unlikely to Host Natural Sand and Gravel Deposits, But May Be Aggregate Sources
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Map of sand and gravel mines, prospects, and occurrences, and the geologic units that host them in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) study area, southwestern Wyoming
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2018-1139
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181139
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description Pamphlet: iii, 11 p.; Sheet: 35.0 x 30.0 inches
Country United States
State Wyoming
Online Only (Y/N) Y