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Buffalo Valley mine, Buffalo Valley District, Lander Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 36' 16'' North , 117° 14' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.60463,-117.24955
GeoHash:G#: 9rhwgzv7p
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Sec 33 T32N R42E


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8 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Pleistocene - Pliocene
0.0117 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2955706
Older alluvium and alluvial fan deposits

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 5.333 Ma)

Description: Unit consists mostly of older alluvium and alluvial fans. It also includes various stream deposits, gravel, fanglomerates, and older gravels. It is not very consistent in description from county to county. This is used in all counties except Clark.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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. [133]

Permian - Devonian
252.17 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186322
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonate-sandstone-chert

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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