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RATTLESNAKE ROADLESS AREA, MONTANA.

January 1, 1984

Geologic, geochemical, and geophysical surveys of the Rattlesnake Roadless Area in Montana identified a small area of substantiated resource potential for a low-grade stratabound copper occurrence along the northwest border of the area. A demonstrated barite (BaSO//4) resource of 45 tons and a demonstrated limestone resource suitable for cement production are present in the southern part of the roadless area. Limestone, silica in quartz veins, and sand and gravel deposits are known in the southern part of the area but similar deposits occur widely outside the study area. There is little promise for the occurrence of energy resources in the Rattlesnake Roadless Area.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title RATTLESNAKE ROADLESS AREA, MONTANA.
DOI
Authors C. A. Wallace, Ronald T. Mayerle
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013877
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization