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Mineral resource potential of the Baker-Cypress BLM Instant Study Area and Timbered Crater Forest Service Further Planning (RARE II) Areas, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties, California

January 1, 1994

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Public Law 94-579, October 21, 1976), the Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines have conducted mineral surveys on certain areas, which formally had been identified as "natural" and "primitive" areas prior to November 1, 1975.

The Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577, September 3, 1964) and related Acts, r equire the Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines to survey certain areas on Federal lands to determine their mineral resource potential. Results must be made available to the public and be submitted to the Administration and the Congress. These maps and reports present the results of a geological and mineral survey of the Baker-Cypress BLM Instant Study Area and Timbered Crater Forest Service Further Planning (RARE II) areas.

The study areas have no potential for metallic commodities as determined from spectrographic analyses of rocks (Peterson, 1980). Several localities within the study areas, however, contain stone that can be used for decorative purposes in building construction . The study areas may also have geothermal potential, but at this time quantitative data are unavailable.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1981
Title Mineral resource potential of the Baker-Cypress BLM Instant Study Area and Timbered Crater Forest Service Further Planning (RARE II) Areas, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties, California
DOI 10.3133/mf1214B
Authors Jocelyn A. Peterson, L.M. Martin, L. E. Esparza, Gary J. Cwick
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 1214
Index ID mf1214B
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse