Alluvium, undifferentiated

Unit is present in all counties. Some counties divided the alluvium into younger and older units, and some did not. For those that did not, or used other generalized terms for Quaternary rocks, the unit Qal has been used for the general undivided alluvium. Additionally, when polygons have been edited and changed to alluvium, Qal was used as the general value; hence it now is present in all counties. Qya-Younger alluvium: Map unit is used in Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Lincoln Counties where geologic information suggests better-defined younger versus older alluvium. It is mostly interchangeable with Qal, except that it implies some specifically younger Quaternary deposits.
State Nevada
Name Alluvium, undifferentiated
Geologic age Holocene and Pleistocene
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital (Alluvial)
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital (Alluvial)
NGMDB product
Counties Churchill - Clark - Douglas - Elko - Esmeralda - Eureka - Humboldt - Lander - Lincoln - Lyon - Mineral - Nye - Pershing - Storey - Washoe - White Pine - Carson City