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Open-File Report 2004-1339
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Mineral Resource Assessment of Selected Areas in Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada- a progress report

By Steve Ludington


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An assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is in progress of known and undiscovered mineral resources of selected areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada. The purpose of this work is to provide the BLM with information for use in their long-term planning process in southern Nevada so that they can make better-informed decisions.

Existing information is being compiled about the areas, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and mineral-deposit information, and field examinations of selected areas and mineral occurrences have been conducted to determine their geologic setting and metallogenic characteristics. The work is ongoing.

In February of 2004 USGS and BLM officials met in Las Vegas, Nevada, to determine the appropriate format of reports that would best meet the needs of BLM. It was determined that reports should be in a format similar to BLM's own mineral assessment reports. It was also determined that, in order to meet BLM's needs, all materials must be in their hands by March, 2006. The assessment is being conducted in partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), a part of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). A substantial part of the appropriation for this activity has been provided to these two partners through cooperative agreements with the USGS.

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