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Open-File Report 2011–1302

Data Report for the Geologic and Scenic Quality Evaluation of Selected Sand and Gravel Sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

By William H. Langer, Bradley S. Van Gosen, Belinda Arbogast, and David A. Lindsey

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In April 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted field studies on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, to inventory and evaluate sand and gravel deposits underlying river terraces on tribal lands along the Wind River. This report contains the results for 12 sites of sand and gravel deposits evaluated for their potential use as aggregate in Portland cement concrete, asphalt, and base course. The report provides the results of:
• The USGS geologic studies and engineering tests.
• A conclusion and recommendation for the best use of sand and gravel materials.
• Calculations of available sand and gravel materials.
• A scenic quality landscape inventory and evaluation.

First posted December 12, 2011

For additional information contact:
USGS Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Box 25046, MS-973
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225

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Suggested citation:

Langer, W.H., Van Gosen, B.S., Arbogast, Belinda, and Lindsey D.A., 2011, Data report for the geologic and scenic quality evaluation of selected sand and gravel sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1302, 158 p.


Executive Summary



Background Statement

General Geology and Resources of the Wind River Indian Reservation

Geologic Investigations and Engineering Tests

Scenic Quality Inventory

Framework for Data Reporting

References Cited


Appendix A—Data Sheets Describing Geologic, Engineering, and Visual Assessment Observations

Appendix B—Photographic Documentation Representing Scenic Quality of Each Site

Appendix C—Engineering Test Results from Inberg-Miller Engineers

Appendix D—Digital Dataset of Sand and Gravel Deposits on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

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