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Distribution of abandoned and inactive mines on national forest system lands

Author(s):

Deborah J. Shields
Douglas D. Brown

Year:

1995

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-260. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Description

This report characterizes the distribution of abandoned and inactive mines throughout the United States. The assessment is based on nonconfidential portion of the Minerals Availability System (MAS) database compiled by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines. The data provide a reasonable estimate of the minimum number and types of mines on or near National Forest System lands.

Citation

Shields, Deborah J.; Brown, Douglas D.; Brown, Thomas C. 1995. Distribution of abandoned and inactive mines on national forest system lands. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-260. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 195 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RM-GTR-260.

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