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Geology and mineral deposits of Churchill County, Nevada

NBMG Bulletin 83

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Abstract

Churchill County, in west-central Nevada, is an area of varied topography and geology that has had a rather small total mineral production. The western part of the county is dominated by the broad low valley of the Carson Sink, which is underlain by deposits of Lake Lahontan. The bordering mountain ranges to the west and south are of low relief and underlain largely by Tertiary volcanic and sedimentary units. Pre-Tertiary rocks are extensively exposed east of the Carson Sink in the Stillwater Range, Clan Alpine Mountains, Augusta Mountains, and New Pass Mountains. The eastern valleys are underlain by Quaternary alluvial and lacustrine deposits contemporaneous with the western deposits of Lake Lahontan. The eastern mountain ranges are more rugged than the western ranges and have higher relief; the eastern valleys are generally narrower.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Geology and mineral deposits of Churchill County, Nevada
Series title:
NBMG Bulletin
Series number:
83
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Publisher location:
Reno, NV
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Hazards Program
Description:
vii, 95 p.
First page:
i
Last page:
95
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
County:
Churchill County