Mineral Resource Evaluation of the Proposed Big Sandy Reservoir Site



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This report documents the mineral resources in the proposed Big Sandy reservoir area (fig. 1), referred to in this report as the contract area. The proposed reservoir is located on the Big Sandy Creek floodplain extending northward from 3 miles north of Big Sandy, in Upshur County, to about 2 miles south of East Point in Wood County. The boundary of the study area is the 360-ft ground level contour (fig. 1, plate 1). The contract boundary is the 340-ft ground level contour. In addition, the area up to the 360-ft ground level contour was evaluated at the request of the Sabine River Authority.

The evaluated resources include oil and gas, sand and gravel, and lignite. No other mineral resources are known to occur in the contract area in amounts significantly greater than the background levels present in all rocks.


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