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Roadside Geology of Nevada


Learn about the Geology of Nevada with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 405 pages that are packed with detailed information about Nevada Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of NevadaTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsiv
Geologic Time Chartx
INTRODUCTION TO NEVADA'S MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE1
The Basin and Range Province1
The Tectonic Forces Tearing Nevada Apart4
Earthquakes in Nevada8
Rocks of Nevada9
Minerals and Mining13
Mineral Trends21
OVERVIEW OF NEVADA'S PLATE TECTONIC HISTORY22
Proterozoic Eon22
Paleozoic Era24
Antler Orogeny25
Alamo Impact Event28
Humboldt and Sonoma Orogenies28
Mesozoic Era30
Thrust Faults and the Sevier Orogeny31
Cenozoic Era33
Supervolcanoes and Their Calderas33
Ancestral Cascade Arc38
Biomodal Volcanism38
Metamorphic Core Complexes39
Ice Age Nevada42
Mountain Glaciers42
Ice Age Lakes43
The Future47
LAS VEGAS AREA48
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument49
Spring Mountains50
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NV 159)52
Lee Canyon (NV 156)54
Kyle Canyon Road to Mt. Charleston (NV 157)56
Lone Mountain58
Pahrump Road58
Sheep and Las Vegas Ranges60
Valley of Fire State Park62
Frenchman Mountain via Lake Mead Boulevard66
Hoover Dam71
Northshore Road: Las Vegas Bay - Overton73
I-15: Primm - Las Vegas84
I-15: Las Vegas - Arizona Border86
The Bowl89
US 95: California Border - Las Vegas90
Techatticup Mine at Nelson95
NV 163: US 95 - Laughlin96
Petroglyphs and Dikes at Grapevine Canyon97
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA
FEDERAL HIGHWAYS
Interstate 80: California Border - Reno - Winnemucca104
Interstate 80: Winnemucca - Battle Mountain - Elko119
Beowawe Geyser Field127
Interstate 80: Elko - Utah Border134
Secret Pass through a Metamorphic Core Complex136
US 6: California Border - Coaldale Junction143
US 6: Tonopah - Ely146
Lunar Crater Volcanic Field151
US 50: Lake Tahoe - Carson City - Fallon158
Daggett Pass of the Kingsbury Grade160
US 50: Fallon - Austin - Eureka - Ely165
Scarp of the 1954 Fairview Peak Earthquake174
NV 722 through the Desatoya Caldera175
US 50: Ely - Utah Border192
Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex195
Great Basin National Park198
US 93: Las Vegas - US 50 near Ely199
Cathedral Gorge State Park210
US 93: Ely - Wells - Jackpot217
Ruby Mountains and Ruby Marshes221
US 93 Alternate: US 93 at Lages Station - West Wendover227
US 95: Indian Springs - Beatty - Tonopah231
US 95: Tonopah - Hawthorne238
US 95: Hawthorne - Fallon - Interstate 80244
US 95 Alternate: Schurz - Yerington - Fernley249
Wilson Canyon252
US 95: Winnemucca - Oregon Border253
US 395: California Border - Reno - Topaz Lake256
Genoa Fault Scarp263
STATE HIGHWAYS
NV 140: US 95 - Denio - Oregon Border266
NV 225: Elko - Idaho Border274
NV 227: Elko - Lamoille Canyon280
NV 231: Wells - Angel Lake284
NV 266 and NV 264: US 95 - Fish Lake Valley289
NV 278: Carlin - Eureka293
NV 305: Battle Mountain - Austin298
NV 318: Hiko - Lund302
NV 338: Smith Valley - California Border306
NV 341 and NV 342: Virginia City Loop309
NV 361: Middlegate (US 50) - Luning (US 95)316
Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park319
NV 375: Hiko (US 93) - Warm Springs (US 6)326
NV 376: US 50 near Austin - US 6 near Tonopah331
NV 431: Reno - Lake Tahoe338
Lake Tahoe Basin342
NV 445: Sparks - Pyramid Lake345
NV 447: Wadsworth - Gerlach - California Border351
GLOSSARY360
REFERENCES368
INDEX387