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Bedded barite in East Northumberland Canyon, Nye County, Nevada

Circular 555

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Abstract

Bedded barite has been identified in the course of stratigraphic studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in and near East Northumberland Canyon, Toquima Range, Nye County, Nev. The barite beds are interlayered in black chert of probable Ordovician age. The barite rock is mostly dark gray and massive, has a specific gravity averaging about 4.0, and contains, by chemical analysis, 70.7 to 93.9 percent BaSO4.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bedded barite in East Northumberland Canyon, Nye County, Nevada
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
555
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1967
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
[U.S. Geological Survey],
Description:
8 p. :ill., maps ;26 cm.