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Favorable areas for prospecting adjacent to the Roberts Mountains thrust in southern Lander County, Nevada

Circular 563

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Abstract

Recent geologic mapping by the U.S. Geological Survey of more than 2,500 square miles of a relatively little-studied part of central Nevada has outlined four areas favorable for the discovery of metallic mineral deposits. In these areas, lower Paleozoic carbonate rocks crop out below the Roberts Mountains thrust, a widespread fault in central and north-central Nevada. These areas have a stratigraphic and structural setting similar to that of the areas where large, open-pit gold deposits have been discovered recently at Carlin and Cortez in north-central Nevada.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Favorable areas for prospecting adjacent to the Roberts Mountains thrust in southern Lander County, Nevada
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
563
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1968
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
[U.S. Govt. Print. Off.],
Description:
iii, 13 p. :illus., maps. ;26 cm.