GEOLOGY AND ECONOMIC MINERAL POTENTIAL OF UPPER BROWNS CREEK BASIN, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO.
AuthorCoolbaugh, Mark Franklin.
KeywordsGeology -- Colorado -- Browns Creek Watershed.
Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado -- Browns Creek Watershed.
Geology -- Colorado -- Chaffee County.
Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado -- Chaffee County.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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Degree ProgramGraduate College
Mining and Geological Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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