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WHEELER PEAK ROADLESS AREA, NEVADA.

January 1, 1984

Field investigations to evaluate the mineral-resource potential of the Wheeler Peak Roadless Area in east-central Nevada were conducted. The field studies included geologic mapping, geochemical sampling, geophysical surveys, and a survey of mines and prospects. Several areas in the sedimentary and granitic rocks in the lower plate of the Snake Range decollement have probable mineral-resource potential for tungsten, beryllium, and lead. A small area of gravels near the north border of the area has a probable mineral-resource potential for placer gold. The geologic setting is not conducive for the occurrence of energy resources.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title WHEELER PEAK ROADLESS AREA, NEVADA.
DOI
Authors Donald H. Whitebread, Steven E. Kluender
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013923
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization