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Roadside Geology of Nevada

Roadside Geology of Nevada

by Frank DeCourten and Norma Biggar

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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 Nevada
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
iv
Geologic Time Chart
x
INTRODUCTION TO NEVADA'S MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE
1
    The Basin and Range Province
1
    The Tectonic Forces Tearing Nevada Apart
4
        Earthquakes in Nevada
8
    Rocks of Nevada
9
    Minerals and Mining
13
        Mineral Trends
21
OVERVIEW OF NEVADA'S PLATE TECTONIC HISTORY
22
    Proterozoic Eon
22
    Paleozoic Era
24
        Antler Orogeny
25
        Alamo Impact Event
28
        Humboldt and Sonoma Orogenies
28
    Mesozoic Era
30
        Thrust Faults and the Sevier Orogeny
31
    Cenozoic Era
33
        Supervolcanoes and Their Calderas
33
        Ancestral Cascade Arc
38
        Biomodal Volcanism
38
        Metamorphic Core Complexes
39
    Ice Age Nevada
42
        Mountain Glaciers
42
        Ice Age Lakes
43
    The Future
47
LAS VEGAS AREA
48
        Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
49
    Spring Mountains
50
        Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NV 159)
52
        Lee Canyon (NV 156)
54
        Kyle Canyon Road to Mt. Charleston (NV 157)
56
        Lone Mountain
58
        Pahrump Road
58
    Sheep and Las Vegas Ranges
60
    Valley of Fire State Park
62
    Frenchman Mountain via Lake Mead Boulevard
66
    Hoover Dam
71
    Northshore Road: Las Vegas Bay - Overton
73
    I-15: Primm - Las Vegas
84
    I-15: Las Vegas - Arizona Border
86
        The Bowl
89
    US 95: California Border - Las Vegas
90
        Techatticup Mine at Nelson
95
    NV 163: US 95 - Laughlin
96
        Petroglyphs and Dikes at Grapevine Canyon
97
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA
FEDERAL HIGHWAYS
    Interstate 80: California Border - Reno - Winnemucca
104
    Interstate 80: Winnemucca - Battle Mountain - Elko
119
        Beowawe Geyser Field
127
    Interstate 80: Elko - Utah Border
134
        Secret Pass through a Metamorphic Core Complex
136
    US 6: California Border - Coaldale Junction
143
    US 6: Tonopah - Ely
146
        Lunar Crater Volcanic Field
151
    US 50: Lake Tahoe - Carson City - Fallon
158
        Daggett Pass of the Kingsbury Grade
160
    US 50: Fallon - Austin - Eureka - Ely
165
        Scarp of the 1954 Fairview Peak Earthquake
174
        NV 722 through the Desatoya Caldera
175
    US 50: Ely - Utah Border
192
        Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex
195
        Great Basin National Park
198
    US 93: Las Vegas - US 50 near Ely
199
        Cathedral Gorge State Park
210
    US 93: Ely - Wells - Jackpot
217
        Ruby Mountains and Ruby Marshes
221
    US 93 Alternate: US 93 at Lages Station - West Wendover
227
    US 95: Indian Springs - Beatty - Tonopah
231
    US 95: Tonopah - Hawthorne
238
    US 95: Hawthorne - Fallon - Interstate 80
244
    US 95 Alternate: Schurz - Yerington - Fernley
249
        Wilson Canyon
252
    US 95: Winnemucca - Oregon Border
253
    US 395: California Border - Reno - Topaz Lake
256
        Genoa Fault Scarp
263
STATE HIGHWAYS
    NV 140: US 95 - Denio - Oregon Border
266
    NV 225: Elko - Idaho Border
274
    NV 227: Elko - Lamoille Canyon
280
    NV 231: Wells - Angel Lake
284
    NV 266 and NV 264: US 95 - Fish Lake Valley
289
    NV 278: Carlin - Eureka
293
    NV 305: Battle Mountain - Austin
298
    NV 318: Hiko - Lund
302
    NV 338: Smith Valley - California Border
306
    NV 341 and NV 342: Virginia City Loop
309
    NV 361: Middlegate (US 50) - Luning (US 95)
316
        Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park
319
    NV 375: Hiko (US 93) - Warm Springs (US 6)
326
    NV 376: US 50 near Austin - US 6 near Tonopah
331
    NV 431: Reno - Lake Tahoe
338
        Lake Tahoe Basin
342
    NV 445: Sparks - Pyramid Lake
345
    NV 447: Wadsworth - Gerlach - California Border
351
GLOSSARY
360
REFERENCES
368
INDEX
387