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Geologic map of the southern Funeral Mountains including nearby groundwater discharge sites in Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada

Scientific Investigations Map 3151

Prepared in cooperation with the Inyo County, California, Yucca Mountain Repository Assessment Office. One of the two maps is without shaded relief.
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Abstract

This 1:50,000-scale geologic map covers the southern part of the Funeral Mountains, and adjoining parts of four structural basins—Furnace Creek, Amargosa Valley, Opera House, and central Death Valley—in California and Nevada. It extends over three full 7.5-minute quadrangles, and parts of eleven others—an area of about 1,000 square kilometers (km2). The boundaries of this map were drawn to include all of the known proximal hydrogeologic features that may affect the flow of groundwater that discharges from springs of the Furnace Creek basin, in the west-central part of the map. These springs provide the main potable water supply for Death Valley National Park. Major hydrogeologic features shown on this map include: (1) springs of the Furnace Creek basin, (2) a large Pleistocene groundwater discharge mound in the northeastern part of the map, (3) the exposed extent of limestones and dolomites that constitute the Paleozoic carbonate aquifer, and (4) the exposed extent of the alluvial conglomerates that constitute the Funeral Formation aquifer.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic map of the southern Funeral Mountains including nearby groundwater discharge sites in Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3151
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description:
Pamphlet: iv, 20 p.; 2 Maps: 64.28 x 39.03 inches; Downloads Directory
Number of Pages:
27
Country:
United States
State:
California;Nevada
Other Geospatial:
Death Valley National Park
Datum:
North American Datum of 1927
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 11
Scale:
50000
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y