More than 62,000 acres of federal lands in a widely scattered geothermal resources area in south-central and southern Utah will be offered for lease.

Opening of sealed bids is scheduled Aug. 9 at the state office of the Bureau of Land Management, 324 S. State Street in Salt Lake City.The lands contain 33 parcels in Sevier, Millard, Beaver, Juab, Kane and Iron counties.

A detailed statement containing rates, how and where to submit bids, and a description of lands to be offer for lease may be obtained at the state BLM office.

The geothermal areas are known as Monroe-Joseph, Meadow-Hatton, Cove Fort-Sulphurdale, Crater Springs, Navajo Lake, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Thermo Hot Springs, Lund and Newcastle.