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Earth science studies in support of public policy development and land stewardship — Headwaters Province, Idaho and Montana

December 14, 2007

The USGS Headwaters Province project in western Montana and northern and central Idaho was designed to provide geoscience data and interpretations to Federal Land Management Agencies and to respond to specific concerns of USDA Forest Service Regions 1 and 4. The project has emphasized development of digital geoscience data, GIS analyses, topical studies, and new geologic interpretations. Studies were designed to more completely map lithologic units and determine controls of deformation, magmatism, and mineralizing processes. Topical studies of geologic basement control on these processes include study of regional metallogenic patterns and their relation to the composition and architecture of underlying, unexposed basement; timing of igneous and hydrothermal systems, to identify regionally important metallogenic magmatism; and the geologic setting of Proterozoic strata, to better understand how their sedimentary basins developed and to define the origin of sediment-hosted mineral deposits. Interrelated products of the project are at complementary scales.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Earth science studies in support of public policy development and land stewardship — Headwaters Province, Idaho and Montana
DOI 10.3133/cir1305
Authors Karen Lund
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Circular
Series Number 1305
Index ID cir1305
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey