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WEST ELK WILDERNESS, COLORADO.

January 1, 1984

Mineral surveys of the West Elk Wilderness and adjacent areas were conducted and included geologic mapping, geochemical sampling, geophysical studies, and an investigation of mines and prospects. Areas with substantiated mineral-resource potential for bituminous coal with 75 million tons of demonstrated reserves and areas with probable mineral-resource potential for base and precious metals associated with igneous intrusions of Tertiary age were identified in this study. There is little promise for the discovery of oil and gas resources in the area.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title WEST ELK WILDERNESS, COLORADO.
DOI
Authors D. L. Gaskill, H. C. Meeves
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013887
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization