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January 1, 1984

A geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mines and mineral study of the Jarbridge Wilderness, Nevada was made. A demonstrated resource of barite consisting of an estimated 90,000 tons of rock averaging 90 percent BaSO//4 was identified and is exposed in prospects in the southern part of the wilderness. Similar amounts of barite may occur in the same area and might be discovered by additional exploration. This area has a substantiated potential for barite. To the west, a much larger area is classed as having problem potential for barite resources. The northwest part of the wilderness has a probable potential for gold and silver resources in veins that extend into the area from the nearby Jarbidge mining district. No energy-resource potential was identified in the course of this study.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Authors Robert R. Coats, L. Y. Marks
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70012772
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization