Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada

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Report: Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada

Abstract
Churchill County, in west-central Nevada, is an area of varied topography and geology that has had a rather small total mineral production. The western part of the county is dominated by the broad low valley of the Carson Sink, which is underlain by deposits of Lake Lahontan. The bordering mountain ranges to the west and south are of low relief and underlain largely by Tertiary volcanic and sedimentary units. Pre-Tertiary rocks are extensively exposed east of the Carson Sink in the Stillwater Range, Clan Alpine Mountains, Augusta Mountains, and New Pass Mountains. The eastern valleys are underlain by Quaternary alluvial and lacustrine deposits contemporaneous with the western deposits of Lake Lahontan. The eastern mountain ranges are more rugged than the western ranges and have higher relief; the eastern valleys are generally narrower.

Authors 
Ronald Willden and Robert C. Speed





Organization 
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology



Published 
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1974



Report Number 
NBMG Bulletin-83


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Citation

Ronald Willden,Robert C. Speed (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology). 1974. Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada. Reno, NV: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Report No.: NBMG Bulletin-83.