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Mineral Resources of the Blacktail Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Beaverhead County, Montana

Description: From summary:A mineral resource survey of a 10,610-acre part of the Blacktail Mountains Wilderness Study Area (MT-076- 002) was conducted in 1984-85. Identified subeconomic resources of barite exist in the area at the northernmost boundary, and a zone partly within the area along the northeastern boundary has a moderate mineral resource potential for silver and barite, and associated gold, copper, lead, and zinc. No producing mines occur in or adjacent to the area. The area lies within a region that is rated as having moderate energy resource potential for oil and for gas.
Date: 1987
Creator: Tysdal, Russell G.; Lee, Gregory K.; Hassemer, Jerry H.; Hanna, W. F. & Benham, J. R.
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Mineral Resources of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Madison County, Montana

Description: From abstract: A mineral resource survey of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area (MT-076-001) was made in 1984- 85. Thirty-two million tons of subeconomic mineral resources that average 21 percent iron occur in the Kelly iron deposit and constitute an identified resource adjacent to the southeasternmost edge of the study area. Moderate and high mineral resource potential for talc deposits occur within a large body of Archean (see geologic time chart in appendix) marble in the central part of the study area (fig. 1). The study area has a low mineral resource potential for uranium and for oil and gas sources. No phosphate deposits exist in the study area.
Date: 1987
Creator: Tysdal, Russell G.; Lee, G. K.; Hassemer, Jerry H.; Hanna, W. F.; Schmauch, S. W. & Berg, Richard B.
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Mineral Resources of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

Description: From abstract: A mineral resource survey was conducted in 1987 by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines to evaluate mineral resources (known) and mineral resource potential (undiscovered) of the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area (MT-075-111) in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. The only economic resource in the study area is an inferred 1.35-million-ton reserve of decorative stone (slate); a small gold placer resource is subeconomic. A high resource potential for decorative slate exists directly adjacent to the area of identified slate resource and in the northeastern part of the study area. The rest of the study area has a low potential for decorative slate. The westernmost part of the study area has a moderate resource potential for copper and associated silver in strata-bound deposits in green beds and limestone; potential is low in the rest of the study area.
Date: 1991
Creator: Tysdal, Russell G.; Reynolds, Mitchell W.; Carlson, Robert R. & Peters, Thomas J.
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Mineral Resources of the Farlin Creek Wilderness Study Area, Beaverhead County, Montana

Description: Abstract: The Farlin Creek Wilderness Study Area (MT-076-034) is in the south-central Pioneer Mountains about 24 miles west-northwest of Dillon, Beaverhead County, southwestern Montana. At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an area of 610 acres (less than 1 square mile) was investigated by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1984. The area contains no mines or prospects, no visible evidence of mineralization, and no identified mineral resources. Geophysical evidence suggests that three parts of the area have moderate mineral resource potential for undiscovered resources of molybdenum. The entire area has a low resource potential for all other metals and for all nonmetals, fuels, and geothermal energy.
Date: 1987
Creator: Pearson, Robert Carl; Hassemer, Jerry H. & Hanna, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department