A mineral survey of the Salmon River Breaks Primitive Area and vicinity in Idaho confirmed a substantiated gold resource potential in placer deposits along the Salmon River but determined that large-scale mining of the deposits probably would not be feasible. Except for demonstrated fluorspar resources at the Big Squaw Creek deposit, no other mineral resources were found in the area. The geologic environment, geochemical findings, and geophysical data all suggest little likelihood for the occurrence of additional mineral resources in the area. No energy resources were identified in this study.
|Title||SALMON RIVER BREAKS PRIMITIVE AREA AND VICINITY, IDAHO.|
|Authors||Thor H. Kiilsgaard, Ernest T. Tuchek|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|