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Availability of federally owned minerals for exploration and development in Western States: Nevada. 1985.

Authors
Crandell-WD; Hamilton-MM
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 2-91, 1991 Mar; :1-54
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008487
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines inventoried Federal mineral lands in Nevada and classified them in detail, section by section, according to their availability for mineral exploration and development as affected by legal restrictions and agencies' management practices. The Bureau also identified areas of the State showing significant metallic deposits with associated known mineral deposit areas (KMDAs) and areas underlain by rock formations conducive to oil, gas, and geothermal resources. The information is shown on maps that spatially compare the availability for mineral entry of Federal mineral land with these KMDAs to demonstrate the extent and severity of restrictions on mineral entry. Nevada contains 70.3 million acres, 60.7 million of which (86%) is Federal mineral land. About 13.5 million acres of the land is within KMDAs that host moderate- to high-value locatable mineral deposits.
Keywords
Government-policies; Metalliferous-mineral-deposits; Natural-gas-deposits; Petroleum-deposits; Coal-deposits; Geothermal-resources; Availability; Exploration; Production; Regulations; Guidelines; Maps; Mineral-resources; Natural-gas; Oil-fields
Publication Date
19910301
Document Type
IH
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-193698
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
SP-2-91
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 2-91
State
DC; NV
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