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Nevada Geology

All sorts of content about Nevada geology: its rocks, landforms and deep history.

Nevada Geological Attractions and Destinations
An annotated gallery of Nevada's geological attractions.

Las Vegas Geology Highlights
Great rock shows are a sure thing around Las Vegas, Nevada.

Geologic Map of Nevada
Plus a sketch of the state's geology.

Share Nevada's Geology
Share your photos of Nevada's geological attractions.

Geology of Nevada
A 10-page PDF written by Jonathan Price of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Nevada Bureau of Mines Online Documents
The state offers hundreds of maps and reports and brochures for download.

Geological Society of Nevada
This friendly group has chapters in Reno, Winnemucca, Elko and Las Vegas, and it sponsors childrens' field trips too.

Treasure Tales of Nevada
Thegeozone.com presents detailed information on lost mines and lodes from Nevada.

The Nevada Silver Rush
Oh for the days when horn silver lay on the ground in the Nevada silver rush.

Aldrich Hill, Mineral County
A detailed and well-illustrated guide to the Miocene plant fossils of this locality.

Beatty Mudmound
Ordovician limestones yield copious marine fossils out near Death Valley.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Way out due east of Carson City, this park preserves a rich fossil site aa well as a mine and ghost town.

Dunes of Nevada
This site starts with singing sand dunes, but includes ordinary dunes as well.

Frenchman's Mountain Geology
In Clark County near Las Vegas is Frenchmans Mountain, with significant geologic features.

Great Basin National Park Geology
Notes on this untrammeled desert preserve from the National Park Service.

Hawthorne: Mineral County Museum
Located in an old mining town, this museum has fossil and mineral exhibits.

Carson City: Nevada State Museum
This institution displays Pleistocene fossils among many other things.

Las Vegas Geology
An introduction to the quiet setting of America's liveliest city, plus a geologic map.

Geology of the Las Vegas Region
A gallery of annotated pictures of the geologic features of Las Vegas Valley.

Nevada Test Site Field Trip
Most of us can't go there, but this class from the University of Arizona went there and put up this report.

Pyramid Lake Geology
The Paiute tribal site hosts a copy of U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1267 on the famous tufas of Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada.

Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area
Just west of Las Vegas is this geologic wonderland and climber's paradise.

Sevier Thrust Belt in Nevada
Southernmost Nevada has notable exposures of this tectonic feature.

Upper Las Vegas Wash
A photo tour of this important site for Quaternary paleontology on the northern edge of Las Vegas.

Valley of Fire State Park
Red rocks of the Aztec Sandstone are the highlight of this spectacular desert park northeast of Las Vegas.

Virgin Valley Opals
This remote locality in Humboldt County produces opal of all kinds, even the rare black opal.

Nevada Campgrounds
About.com's David Sweet guides you to the best outdoor places to stay.

Nevada Maps
About.com's Matt Rosenberg helps get you oriented.

Nevada Scenic Roads
About.com's Darren Smith shows you the best ways to get around.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of Nevada
About.com's Bob Strauss shows them and tells you more.

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