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Snowy Range Wilderness, Wyoming

January 1, 1984

A mineral survey of the Snowy Range Wilderness in Wyoming was undertaken and was followed up with more detailed geologic and geochemical surveys, culminating in diamond drilling of one hole in the Snowy Range Wilderness. No mineral deposits were identified in the Snowy Range Wilderness, but inasmuch as low-grade uranium and associated gold resources were identified in rocks similar to those of the northern Snowy Range Wilderness in an area about 5 mi northeast of the wilderness boundary, the authors conclude that the northern half of the wilderness has a probable-resource potential for uranium and gold. Closely spaced drilling would be required to completely evaluate this mineral potential. The geologic terrane precludes the occurrence of fossil fuels.

Publication Year 1984
Title Snowy Range Wilderness, Wyoming
Authors Robert S. Houston, Philip R. Bigsby
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Index ID 70013379
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse