Abstract: The Bobcat Draw (WY-010-126) Wilderness Study Area includes about 17,150 acres and is located about 45 mi (miles) by road west of Worland in the Bighorn basin. The arid landscape comprises treeless uplands drained by intermittent streams. No identified resources are in the Bobcat Draw Wilderness Study Area. Most of the area is currently under lease for oil and gas. The study area has a high potential for resources of oil and gas and a high potential for subeconomic resources of deeply buried coal. The potential for a deep-seated geothermal energy resource is moderate. The resource potential for oil shale and metals, including uranium, is low.
From abstract: The McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area (WY-010-335) is located near the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, Park County, Wyoming. The area is about 10 miles northeast of Cody. Mineral and energy resource assessment of the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area indicates a total of 52 million tons of measured and indicated subbituminous coal resources.
From introduction: This report presents an evaluation of the mineral endowment (identified resources and mineral resource potential) of the study area and is the product of several separate studies by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Identified resources are classified according to a modification of the system described by McKelvey (1972) and the USBM and USGS (1980), which is shown in the Appendix. Identified resources are studied by the USBM. Mineral resource potential is the likelihood of occurrence of undiscovered metals and nonmetals, industrial rocks and minerals, and of undiscovered energy sources (coal, oil, gas, oil shale, tar, and geothermal sources). It is classified according to the system of Goudarzi (1984) and is shown in the Appendix. Undiscovered resources are studied by the USGS.