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Landslide deposits

LANDSLIDE DEPOSITS
State Nevada
Name Landslide deposits
Geologic age Quaternary
Primary rock type landslide
Secondary rock type colluvium
Other rock types sedimentary rock
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated (Landslide)
Minor
Unconsolidated (Colluvial)
Incidental
Sedimentary (Bed)Includes diatomite, tuffaceous sediments, basalt tuff in Washoe County in unknown proportions (Bonham, 1969); undivided volcanic and sedimentary rocks in Humboldt County (Willden, 1964).
Map references
Stewart, J.H., and Carlson, J.E., 1978, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1:500,000 (not part of any formal series, printed and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, G75163, reprinted, 1981, G81386).
Unit references
Stewart, J.H., and Carlson, J.E., 1978, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1:500,000 (not part of any formal series, printed and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, G75163, reprinted, 1981, G81386).
Willden, R., 1964, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Humboldt County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 59, 154 p., 3 pl.
Coats, R.R., 1987, Geology of Elko County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 101, 112 p., 1 pl.
Albers, J.P., and Stewart, J.H., 1972, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 80 p., 2 pl.
Bonham, H.F., 1969, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 70, 140 p., 6 pls.
Counties Churchill - Elko - Esmeralda - Eureka - Humboldt - Lander - Lincoln - Mineral - Nye - Pershing - Washoe