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Nevada geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Nevada, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.


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nvgeol.kml (Uncompressed, 22.0M)

nvgeol.kmz (Compressed, 6.6M)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services: (WMS, version 1.3.0) (WFS, version 1.1.0)

Use lithology_symbology.lyr ArcGIS layer file to symbolize lithology when using WFS


Content Download Format
Geological attributes CSV format
Geologic units Shapefile, polygon
Faults Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology ArcMap Style [Instructions]



Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map



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).

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Geologic units in Nevada