The Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964) and related acts require the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to survey certain areas on Federal lands to determine what mineral values, if any, 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 a geochemical survey of the Great Gulf and Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness Areas; the Dartmouth Range, Wild River, Pemigewasset, Kinsman Mountain, Mount Wolf-Gordon Pond, Jobildunk, Carr Mountain, Sandwich Range, and the Dry River Extention (2 parcels) Roadless Areas; and the intervening and immediately surrounding areas in the White Mountain National Forest, Coos, Grafton, and Carroll Counties, New Hampshire. The Great Gulf Wilderness was established when the Wilderness Act was passed in 1964, and the Presidential Range-Dray Wiver Wilderness was established by Public Law 93-622, January 3, 1975. The Dartmouth Range, Wild River, Pemigewasset, Kinsman Mountain, Mount Wolf-Gordon Pond, Carr Mountain, and Jobildunk areas were classified as a further planning area during the Second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) by the U.S. Forest Service, January 1979.
The White Mountain National Forest contains two established wilderness areas and ten additional RARE II roadless areas, covering a total of about 380 square miles. The location of these areas is shown on figure 1 and further information about them is contained in table 2. In order to treat all these separate areas as a single entity, they, along with the immediately surrounding areas, were combined into one study area, hereafter referred to as the study area, of about 1,300 square miles.
This map is based on joint investigations by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Office of the State Geologists of New Hampshire. The geochemical survey was conducted in the summer of 1980 and was integrated with an on-going multidisciplinary study of mineral resources of the Sherbrooke and Lewiston 1°x2° quadrangles under the Conterminous United States Mineral Assessment Program (CUSMAP).
|Title||Geochemical survey maps of the wildernesses and roadless areas in the White Mountains National Forest, Coos, Grafton, and Carroll counties, New Hampshire|
|Authors||F. C. Canney, F. H. Howd, J. A. Domenico, H.M. Nakagawa|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|