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Nevada Bureau

of Mines OPEN-FILE REPORT 04-04
and Geology Prepared as part of the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey. PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE NEVADA AND ARIZONA PARTS OF THE MOUNT MANCHESTER QUADRANGLE

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75
45
Qa 1 Qcr2b Miscellaneous Deposits
50
Qa 4 45
85
Tgs Qa 2 Tgm Tmd Yg
Qa4 50
Tmd Qcb
25
Qa4 Tgm Qcr2a
Qa 4 Qa 1 Tgs 8
85 85 40
Qa 4 Qa 3-4 50
60
Qa 1 Qa 4
Tgs Taf Qcr2b
Piedmont Deposits (late Holocene to late Miocene)
Qa4 Qa 3 Qcr1b
Qa 4 Taf Tgs
Qa4 45
Qcr1
Qa 1a Taf 40 80
Tgs Tgs Qcb
Qa 4 Qa4
Tgs Deposits of most frequently inundated alluvial channels and fans, (late Holocene)
Tmd Tmd
50
Qa1 Qa 3 Qa 4
Qa 4 Tmd Tgs Qa 2 Deposits of active, disperesed alluvial channels, sheetflow areas, and fans (late Holocene)
40 40
Tgs Taf Tmd Qr
Qa1 2
Qcr1a
Qa1 Qa 3 80
Qa 1 Xf Taf
Qa 4 Qcr1b
20 Tmd
Tgs Tgs 35
Qa 4 Tgs 10
QTa Xf Tmd Alluvium (late Holocene? to latest Pleistocene), alluvial fan remnants graded to prehistoric Colorado
Tgs Qa 1a Xf
Qa1b Qa 1 Tmd River (Qcb)
Qa 4 Qa 4 70 Qcr2a
Qa1
Tgs Qaa Alluvium, undivided (late and middle Pleistocene)
Tgs Xf
Qa1
Qa 1a
Tgs Qa1
Tgs Qa 1
Tgs Tgs Tgs Tgs Taf
Tgs Qa 4 Tbf 75 10
Qa1b QTa
Qa 1b Qa 2 25 Qa 2
Tgs Qa 1b Qa1b
Tgs Tgs Taf
Tgs Tbf QTa
Tgs Tgs Qcb
Tgs Tbf Qcr1b
Taf Qa 2
Tgs Qa 4 QTa Qa 1 Qa 4
Xf Qcr2
Xf Tbf
Qa1b Qa 1 Qa 1a QTa
Xf Taf
Xf Xf Qa4 Qa 4 Taf
Taf
QTa Qa 1b Qr
Tgs Qa 2 Qa 3
Qaa
Xf Qa4 Qa 1
Qa 2 Qa 3 Colorado River deposits (late Holocene to late Miocene?)
Xf Qa 3 Tbg Qa 1 Qa 2
Qa 2 Qcr1b
Qa 2 Qa 2 Colorado River extent June 1994, includes some active sand and gravel bars
Xf Tbg
42?
Xf Qa 4
Qa 3 Qa1b Qcr2 Colorado River floodplain terraces, paleochannels, and local flood deposits (latest Holocene), includes
Qa 3 Xf Qcb
Qa 1a Xf Qa 2 Tbg Tbl mud, sand, and gravel
Tbg Qa 3 Tbm
Xfl 70 Xf Qaa Qa 2 Taf Tc Qcr2 Colorado River deposits that postdate Hoover and Davis dams, includes mud, sand, and gravel
Xf Qaa
Xf Xf Tbl Qa 1 Post-Davis Dam channel and floodplain deposits (approximately 1937 to 1954), includes
25 Xf QTc Qcb
15
Xf Qa 2 deposits that predate channelization in the southern part of the map area
Qa 1 QTa
Xf Qa 1b QTa Tbl Post-Davis Dam channel and floodplain deposits (approximately 1954 to at least 1994)
Td Td 35 Xf
Xf 35 Xfl Xf Qa 2 Pre-Hoover Dam fluvial deposits of the Colorado River (late Holocene), includes an
80 Tc
inset series of braid-plain terraces, floodplain terraces and meander-scroll platforms
Xfl Tbf
50 Qa 2 Sandy braid-plain deposits abandoned immediately prior to 1938 as determined from aerial
Tbl
Xfl Tbg Taf Tbg QTa Qa 2 photographs dated April 1938
Td Tga Qcr1
70 Tbl
Tga Tga
Tga Tbs Qa 2
Tga Taf
Tbs
Tgs? Inset sequence of alluvial terraces (late Holocene), includes mud, sand, and gravel
Tbs 90 Qaa
Td Tga
Qaa Qcb
Tga Tga Tbs
Tga Qa 3
Tga Tbs Tc
Qa 1b Undivided Colorado River alluvium (Pleistocene), includes mud, sand, and gravel
Tga Tga Tga Qa 1a Qa 2
Tga Tga Qa 2 Td
Tga
Qa 2 Qa2 Alluvium of Big Bend, fluvial gravel, sand, and mud (Holocene to latest Pleistocene), deposits of
Tga Qa 1b Qa 2 Qa 1 the lowest Colorado River terrace with varnished gravel veneer
Taf QTa
QTa Undivided Colorado River alluvium (Pleistocene and late Pliocene), broadly defined unit
Tga Qcb that includes remnants of a series of large-scale cut and fill sequences of mud, sand, and gravel
QTa QTa
Tga QTa
Qaa Tc Bullhead alluvium (Pliocene to late? Miocene), fluvial gravel, sand, and mud;
Tga Tc QTa Tc
Tga Qa 2 Qa 3 Tc
Tc compositionally immature at base
QTa Tc
Qa 1 Qa1 Qa1 Bouse Formation (late Miocene)
Tga Qa 2
10 Tga Td Qa 2 Qa 2
Tga QTa QTa Qa2
Rounded pebble gravel and cobbles, derived from local lithologies, possible beach gravel,
Tga Td Td Tc Qa1 interbedded locally with Tbf and Tbs
Qa 2 Qa2
Tga
Tc
Td Qa 2 Tufa
Tc
Tga Tga Qa 2
Tdy Qa1 Qcr2d
Qa1 Qa1b Flat-bedded medium to coarse-grained sand, interfingers with Tbm
Tga Qa 1a
Qa1
Qa 1b
Tbl QTa Qaa Qaa Qaa
Tbt Flat-bedded mud and minor sand
Tdy Tga QTa
Qa 4 Qa 1b Qcb
35 Taf Qa1b
15 Qa 2 Qa1b Qaa
Calcareous mudstone, marl, and muddy limestone
Qa1b
50
35
Tga Tbt Tc Qa 2 Qcb
Qa 2 Taf Tc Qa2 Qa1b Qa2 Bedrock units (Middle Miocene to Early Proterozoic)
Qaa
Qa 4 42 QTa
Qa 1a Qaa Qa1b Younger mafic dikes (middle Miocene)
Qa1
Td Qa2
Tga Qa 2 Qaa
Qa 1b QTa Qa 2 Qcr2b Granite of Mirage (middle Miocene), biotite granite to hornblende-biotite granodiorite
Tc
Qa 2
Tdy Tga Qa2
Qa 2 Qa 2 Qa2

Qa 2 Qa2
Qcr2d
Qa 2
Qaa
Qaa Qcr2a
Qa 1
Qcr2
Qa1 QTc
Qa 1a Qa 3
Qa 4
QTa Qa 1
Qa 4 Qcb Qcr2d
QTc

Qa 1b QTc
QTc Qa 1 Qaa Qcr2d
Qa 4 QTc
QTa
QTc QTc QTc
Qc Qcr2c
Taf Qa 3 Granite of Davis Dam (Middle Proterozoic), coarse-grained porphyritic biotite granite with K-feldspar
Qaa Yg
Tbs Qcr2 Qcr1b megacrysts
Qa1 Qa 2
QTa Qa 1 Qcr2b
QTa Fenner Gneiss? (Early Proterozoic), dark, coarse-grained to medium-grained biotite granite
Qa 1 Qa 3 Qa 2 to granodiorite augen gneiss containing very coarse, commonly rapakivi, white feldspar augen
Qaa
Qa 1 Qa 1b

QTa
Qa1b
Qa 1b Qa 4
QTc
Qa 1b
QTc
QTa Qa 1 QTc Qa 3
Qc
QTc Qcr
Qaa Qa1 Qcr1a
Qa 1 Qa 1b Qa1b
Qa 1b
Qa 2 Qa 1b
QTc Qcr2d
QTc Qc
Qa 2 Qa3 Qa 1a
Qa 4 Qa 1b
QTc
QTc
Qa 2 Qc
Qa 1b Qa 4 Qcr2b
Qa 1 Qa1
QTc Qcr2c
Qcb
Qa 3 QTc
Qa 4 Qc
Qa 3
Qa 3
Qc
QTa Qcr2b Qx Qr
Qc QTc Qa2
Qaa Qcr1b
Qa 1
Qa 2 Qa2
Qa 3 Qa1 Tc
Qa 3 Qcr2b
Qc Qcr2c
Tbm Qe
Tc
Qa 1b Tbm
Qa 2 Qaa
Tbm Qcr2c Qcr2a
Qa1 Qa 2
Tbs
Qc
Qcr1a
Qaa
Tbm
Qa 1b

Qa1 Qcr2b
Qa2
Qe

Qcr1b

Qcr1a Scale 1:24,000
0 0.5 1 Kilometers
Qcr2a

0 0.5 1 Miles
Qx

0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 Feet

CONTOUR INTERVAL 40 FEET
Supplementary Contour Interval 20 feet
Qcr1a
Base map: U.S. Geological Survey Mount Manchester,
NV 7.5' Quadrangle, 1989
Projection: Polyconic Projection, 1927 North American Datum

Qr Field work performed 2000, 2003-2004
Geologic mapping was supported by the U.S. Geological Survey
STATEMAP Program (Agreement No. 03-HQ-AG-0049).

DRAFT
Preliminary geologic map.
Has not undergone office or field review.
Will be revised before publication.
First Edition.
Printed by Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Digital geologic map compilation by P. K. House
Digital cartography by E. Crouse

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Mail Stop 178

PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE NEVADA AND ARIZONA PARTS OF THE MOUNT MANCHESTER QUADRANGLE Reno, Nevada 89557-0088
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P. Kyle House, Keith A. Howard, Philip A. Pearthree, and John W. Bell
2004