Roadside Geology of Nevada

Roadside Geology of Nevada Author Frank DeCourten
ISBN-10 0878426728
ISBN-13 9780878426720
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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Driving through Nevada you may be miles from nowhere but you are never far from an interesting rock the shoreline of an ice age lake or an active or historic mine The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin Geologic forces continue to shape Nevada stretching it apart and bringing magma near the surface Earthquakes periodically rock its lonely outposts creating some of the biggest fault scarps in the world With the help of Roadside Geology of Nevada you can appreciate geologic features along more than thirty of Nevada s highways Some of Nevada s Geologic HighlightsGreat Basin National Park s limestone cavernsVirginia City and the Comstock LodeTule Springs Fossil BedsValley of Fire s bright red rockBerlin Ichthyosaur State Park s fossil reptilesLake Tahoe s granitic eastern shorePyramid Lake s tufa towers Ruby Mountains glacially carved Lamoille Canyon Red Rock Canyon s Jurassic sandstoneAlamo s extraterrestrial impactVirgin Valley s fossils and opalCathedral Gorge s lakebed badlandsFrenchman Mountain s Great UnconformityHoover Dam s tough tuff

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