Geologic Map of the Mount Moriah Quadrangle, White Pine County, Nevada

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology FS Map-19; A 1:24,000 scale Geologic Map of the Mount Moriah Quadrangle, Nevada and Utah. Detailed geologic mapping by Jeffrey Lee, Elizabeth L. Miller, Phillip B. Gans, and Carey C Huggins in 1999.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 Mt Moriah Quadrangle is located on the central part of the Snake Range and includes the highest point in the range. 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. Map includes 1 cross section and description of 39 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. 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 Mt Moriah 7.5-minute Quadrangle, 1986. 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 50ec3aefb656b70647f32e38bc37d328
Index Date 2016-04-06T16:07:48Z
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 Jeffrey Lee
Position missing
Organization Central Washington University
Name Cary C. Huggins
Position missing
Organization NBMG
Email Missing

Geographic Extent

North Bound 39.375
South Bound 39.25
East Bound -114.125
West Bound -114.25