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Nevada owes its creation to mining. The silver rich Comstock lode spurred early prospecting in the state. Currently gold production from Carlin trend deposits is a major contributor to Nevada's mining.
The state is primarily in the Basin and Range province (north/south trending block faulted mountain ranges separated by alluvium generated from the mountains).
Best source of information is the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. District lists from J. Tingley Mining Districts of Nevada Report-47. County Reports for each of the counties in the state.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
870 valid minerals. 48 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
Rock Types RecordedEntries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock