Integrated mineral-resource and mineral-environmental assessments of public lands: Applications for land management and resource planning
Open-File Report 93-571
- Geoffrey S. Plumlee, Steven M. Smith, Margo I. Toth, Sherman P. Marsh, S.D. Ludington, A.R. Wallace, W.H. Ficklin, K.S. Smith, J.T. Nash, N.K. Foley, R. E. Van Loenen, B.R. Berger, and G. Green
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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