Geological, geochemical, and geophysical evidence, together with a 'review of historical mining and prospecting activities, suggests that most of the Whitewater Wilderness Study Area has low potential for all types of mineral and energy resources- including precious and base metals, building stone and aggregate, fossil fuels, radioactive-mineral resources, and geothermal resources. One small area in the southern part of the study area shows evidence of gold and silver mineralization, and this locality has a low to moderate potential for the discovery of low-grade gold and silver resources.
|Title||Mineral resource potential map of the Whitewater Wilderness Study Area, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, California|
|Authors||Jonathan C. Matti, Brett F. Cox, Curtis M. Obi, Robert E. Powell, Margaret Hinkle, Andrew Griscom, Edward L. McHugh|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|