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Known mineral deposit areas and mining claims in eight western states.

Authors
Hyndman-PC
Source
Abstract Book, U.S. Department of the Interior Conference on the Environment and Safety, April 24-28, 1995. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1995 Apr; :55
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20024938
Abstract
Past and present mineral-development activity are represented spatially. Past activity is represented by Known Mi neral Deposit Areas (KMDAs). KMDAs were developed as part of the Bureau's 10-year "Inventory of Land Use Restraints" project. Present activity is represented by existing mining claims, as recorded in the Bureau of Land Management's Mining Claim Recordation Database. Claim data is attached to the Public Land Survey for each of eight states - California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. KMDAs with open claims identify areas being re-explored; open claims outside KMDAs may represent new discoveries. Area with abandoned claims may be candidates for remediation of environmental concerns or areas of past economic interest (i.e., uranium).
Keywords
Mineral-deposits; Mining-industry; Environmental-factors; Minerals; Uranium-compounds; Uranium-mining
CAS No.
7440-61-1
Publication Date
19950424
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
1995
NIOSH Division
SRC
Source Name
U.S. Bureau of Mines
State
DC; WA; CA; ID; MT; NV; OR; UT; WY
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