Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Mineral resource potential map of the Clear Lake Roadless Area, Leon County, Florida

January 1, 1994

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. 

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Mineral resource potential map of the Clear Lake Roadless Area, Leon County, Florida
DOI 10.3133/mf1479
Authors Charles W. Hendry, Sam H. Patterson, Thomas M. Crandall, John W. Sweeney
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 1479
Index ID mf1479
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse