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Virgin Valley District, Virgin Valley, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 50' 39'' North , 119° 0' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.8441666667, -119.010555556

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Regional Geology

Holocene - Pleistocene0 - 2.588 MaAlluvial deposits

Major:: {alluvium},Minor:: {mass wasting},Incidental:: {dune sand, lake or marine deposit (non-glacial)}

ALLUVIAL DEPOSITS-Locally includes beach and sand dune deposits

Pliocene - Miocene2.588 - 23.03 MaMiocene-Pliocene volcanic rocks

Volcanic rocks

May include hypabyssal intrusions.

Miocene5.333 - 23.03 MaMiocene sedimentary


References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

23 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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Statz, M. H. and H. L. Bauer Jr. (1951) Virgin Valley opal district, Humboldt County, Nevada. USGS Circular 142.

Castor, Stephen B., Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell (1996), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-File Report 96-3.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology files No. 50600003.

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