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CHIRICAHUA WILDERNESS, ARIZONA.

January 1, 1984

Based on the results of geologic, geophysical, and geochemical, and mines and prospect studies, the Chiricahua Wilderness in southeasternmost Arizona was assessed to have three small areas of probable resource potential for silver, gold, and molybdenum. The remainder of the area has little promise for the occurrence of energy and mineral resources. Samples from the areas with probable resource potential are enriched in silver, gold, and molybdenum probably associated with widely scattered quartz veinlets. Other kinds of mineral deposits like those in nearby mining camps, that conceivably could be present in the area, would be covered by several thousand feet of volcanic rocks younger than mineralized rocks of the region.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title CHIRICAHUA WILDERNESS, ARIZONA.
DOI
Authors Harald Drewes, Frank E. Williams
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013995
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization