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ROUND LAKE WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, WISCONSIN.

January 1, 1984

The Round Lake Wilderness study area in Wisconsin was studied using geophysical and geochemical surveys, examination of a few bedrock exposures near the area (none are known within the area) and augering and testing of peat deposits. The only direct indication of potential mineral resource is about 760,000 tons of commercial quality peat contained in several bogs. Larger deposits of similar material are abundant closer to markets and although the peat in this area is classified as a demonstrated resource within an area of substantiated peat resource potential, it is considered to be of little importance. The study area lies within a belt of ancient volcanic rocks extending across northern Wisconsin in which several important copper, zinc, and lead deposits were discovered but no indication of such deposits was found within the area.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title ROUND LAKE WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, WISCONSIN.
DOI
Authors W. F. Cannon, Bradford B. Williams
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70012645
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization