Alta Gold Mine, Olinghouse District (White Horse District), Pah Rah Range (Pah Rah Mts), Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 39' 57'' North , 119° 24' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.66589,-119.41566|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Miocene - Oligocene|
5.333 - 33.9 Ma
|Andesite and basalt flows|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)
Description: Generally poorly age constrained. This unit includes rocks originally mapped as the Pyramid sequence in Washoe County, the Mizpah Trachyte in Nye County, the Malpais Basalt, Rabbit Spring Formation, and Mira Basalt in Esmeralda County, and many other poorly dated unnamed basaltic and andesitic rocks around the State. It corresponds to unit Tba on the 1978 State map.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.