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January 1, 1984

Geologic, geochemical, geophysical field and laboratory, and mine and prospect studies conducted in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Oregon indicate that areas within and immediately adjacent to the wilderness have substantiated mineral-resource potential. The types of mineral resources which occur in these areas include massive sulfide deposits containing copper, zinc, lead, silver and gold; podiform chromite deposits; laterite deposits containing nickel, cobalt, and chromium; lode gold deposits; and placer gold deposits. Past production from existing mines is estimated to have been at least 7000 troy oz of gold, 4000 long tons of chromite, and few tens of tons of copper ore.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Authors Norman J. Page, Michael S. Miller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Index ID 70012855
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse