Geologic Map of the Little Horse Canyon Quadrangle, White Pine County, Nevada and Millard County, Utah, NBMG FS20

1:24,000 scale Geologic Map of the Little Horse Canyon Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Detailed geologic mapping by Phillip B. Gans, Elizabeth L. Miller, Carey C Huggins, and Jeffrey Lee in 1999. Map includes two cross sections and description of 35 units. One of the seven quadrangles in the north Snake Range mapped by Stanford University's Summer Field program. The GIS work was in support of the U. S. Geological Survey COGEOMAP program. 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 Little Horse Canyon Quadrangle is located on the eastern flank of the northern Snake Range and includes portions of the Horse Canyon, little Horse Canyon, and Smith Creek drainages. 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 Little Horse Canyon 7.5-minute Quadrangle, 1985. To download and view this map resource, associated text, and GIS zipped data-set, please see the links provided.

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

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Original ID 50ec3aefb656b70647f32e38bc366b88
Index Date 2016-02-08T18:56:47Z
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
Name Jeff Lee
Position missing
Organization Central Washington University
Name Cary C. Huggins
Position missing
Organization No information given
Email Missing

Geographic Extent

North Bound 39.375188365262
South Bound 39.212579993972
East Bound -114.10919189454
West Bound -114.30419921876