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PINE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, ARIZONA.

January 1, 1984

A geologic study and geochemical survey were made of the Pine Mountain Wilderness in Arizona. Only slight traces of mineralization of no apparent significance were found and the results of the geochemical survey were negative. The presence of important near-surface mineral deposits in the area is considered unlikely. No evidence of nonmetallic or energy resources was identified during the course of this study. Ore deposits, if present, are probably of the massive sulfide type, and buried deeply beneath the ground surface, beyond the range of the various geochemical and geophysical techniques used in routine exploration. Some of the newer geophysical methods might possibly be capable of detecting such hidden ore bodies if not buried too deeply.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title PINE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, ARIZONA.
DOI
Authors Frank C. Canney, Frank E. Williams
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70014035
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization