Geologic Map of The Cove Quadrangle, White Pine County, Nevada and Utah, NBMG FS22

1:24,000 scale Geologic Map of The Cove Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Detailed geologic mapping by Elizabeth L. Miller and Phillip B. Gans in 1999. Map includes 1 cross section and description of 38 units. The GIS work was in support of the U. S. Geological Survey COGEOMAP program. The Geodatabase specifies feature datasets and feature classes, together with feature attributes, subtypes and domains, suitable for a variety of geologic maps. In addition to basic geology (lithology, contacts and faults, etc.), the maps may include metamorphic overprints, cross sections, and explanatory legend-graphics such as correlation charts, used to supplement columnar legends. The Snake Range, in eastern White Pine County, Nevada, is a 150-km-long, north-trending mountain range in the northern Basin and Range province. Sacramento Pass divides the range into two main parts, the northern and southern Snake Range. The Cove Quadrangle is located on the southernmost flank of the Snake Range, bordering Snake Valley to the east. Includes two of the main drainages in the range, Hendry's Creek and Hampton Creek. The Snake Range is considered a classic example of a Cenozoic "metamorphic core complex" (for example, Coney, 1979). The most prominent structural feature of the range is the northern Snake Range decollement (NSRD), a low-angle fault. Previous work includes Hose and Blake (1976) a 1 :250,000-scale geologic map of White Pine County which included the first published geologic map of all of the northern Snake Range; Nelson (1966, 1969) mapped the northern e,nd of the range as part of a regional mapping project that included the Kern Mountains and southern Deep Creek Range; studies in the northern Snake Range by geologists based at Stanford University began in 1981 by Miller and others (1983) and Gans and Miller (1983). Geologic mapping was supported by the Quadrangle mapping Program of the Geological Society of Nevada and by Echo Bay Minerals Company, Magma Nevada mining Company (now BHP), and the NBMG Mining Coop Fund. Base map: U. S. Geological Survey The Cove 7.5-minute Quadrangle, 1986. To download this map resource, and associated report and GIS zipped data sets, please see the links provided.

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Field Value
Citation Date 1999-01-01T00:00:00

Harvest Information

Original ID 50ec3aefb656b70647f32e38bc3a8073
Index Date 2016-04-06T15:30:47Z
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2


Name Philip B. Gans
Position missing
Organization University of California Santa Barbara, Associate Professor
Name Elizabeth Miller
Position missing
Organization Stanford University, Professor

Geographic Extent

North Bound 39.25
South Bound 39.125
East Bound -114
West Bound -114.125