Geologic map of the Mine Mountain area, Nevada Test Site, southern Nevada

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The Mine Mountain area is a small range of hills on the west side of the central Yucca Flat basin on the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. This map portrays the very complex relationships among the pre-Tertiary stratigraphic units of the region. Rocks and structures of the Mine Mountain area record the compounded effects of: (1) eastward-directed, foreland-vergent thrusting; (2) younger folds and thrusts formed by hinterland vergence in a general westerly direction; and (3) low-angle normal faulting formed by extension along a northeast-southwest trend. All of these structures are older than the oldest middle Miocene volcanic rocks that ... continued below

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Cashman, P.H. & Cole, J.C. October 5, 1998.

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The Mine Mountain area is a small range of hills on the west side of the central Yucca Flat basin on the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. This map portrays the very complex relationships among the pre-Tertiary stratigraphic units of the region. Rocks and structures of the Mine Mountain area record the compounded effects of: (1) eastward-directed, foreland-vergent thrusting; (2) younger folds and thrusts formed by hinterland vergence in a general westerly direction; and (3) low-angle normal faulting formed by extension along a northeast-southwest trend. All of these structures are older than the oldest middle Miocene volcanic rocks that were deposited on the flanks of the Mine Mountain terrane. High-angle faults that post-date these volcanic rocks locally show displacements of several hundred meters, but do not strongly affect patterns in the pre-Tertiary rocks.

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INIS; U.S. Geological Survey Information Services, 1-800-435-7627; OSTI as DE00000802

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  • Report No.: USGS OFR 97-697
  • Grant Number: AI08-96NV11967
  • DOI: 10.2172/802 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 802
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc743127

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Cashman, P.H. & Cole, J.C. Geologic map of the Mine Mountain area, Nevada Test Site, southern Nevada, report, October 5, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc743127/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.