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Integrated mineral-resource and mineral-environmental assessments of public lands: Applications for land management and resource planning

Open-File Report 93-571

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Abstract

Mineral-deposit geology is an important control on natural contamination from unmined mineral deposits, and on the environmental effects of mining and mineral processing.

The U. S. Geological Survey, Office of Mineral Resources (USGS/OMR) is now integrating geology-based environmental assessments into its mineral resource assessments of public and other lands.

This report presents prototype mineralenvironmental assessments of the State of Colorado and the San Juan National Forest. The following pages will show examples of how geologic information can be used to help predict and prevent adverse environmental effects of mineralresource development.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Integrated mineral-resource and mineral-environmental assessments of public lands: Applications for land management and resource planning
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
93-571
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
18 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N