The only mineral material that has been produced within the Clear Lake Roadless Area is clayey sand used as fill for highway construction and for stabilizing Forest Service roads. Fuller's earth, common clay, and sand and gravel presently are produced in Leon County and in nearby counties, and limestone and peat have been produced in the past. However, no commercial deposits of these commodities exist in the Clear Lake Roadless Area. The Apalachicola National. Forest has been explored for phosphate and the region reconnoitered for heavy minerals, but no valuable deposits of either have been found.
The potential for finding valuable mineral deposits or oil and gas in the Clear Lake Roadless Area is low. However, the area and nearby lands have not been thoroughly tested for oil and gas, and the possibilities for discovery cannot be ruled out.
|Title||Mineral resource potential map of the Clear Lake Roadless Area, Leon County, Florida|
|Authors||Charles W. Hendry, Sam H. Patterson, Thomas M. Crandall, John W. Sweeney|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|