NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY

Prepared as part of the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and with support from the Bureau of Land Management through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)

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PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DAVIS DAM QUADRANGLE, AND THE EASTERN PART OF THE BRIDGE CANYON QUADRANGLE, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, AND MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA

3903 000m. N

114°40'0"W

713000m. E

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Tgs

114°37'30"W 16
Qai

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88 Xgn 90 66

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720 114°35'0"W

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80 61 Qai 75 Qaa 75 84 81 85 Ydg 80 82 64 74 72 Ydg 44 Qchs 90 69 Ydg 37 Qay 65 3

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87 1 QTa Qai2/Qchm Qai2/Qchm

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114°32'30"W

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114°30'0"W
45 67 Ydg

Tgs

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Tgs 80 64 66

Tgs 45 65 2 44

Qaa 03 Qay Qai Qai3 Qai2

Recent to late Holocene alluvium of active piedmont washes and alluvial fans Holocene alluvium of piedmont washes and alluvial fans Pleistocene piedmont alluvium Late Pleistocene piedmont alluvium Older late Pleistocene piedmont alluvium Oldest late to middle Pleistocene piedmont alluvium Pleistocene to Pliocene piedmont alluvium Pliocene to Miocene fanglomerate of the Newberry Mountains Pliocene fanglomerate of the Newberry Mountains Late Miocene fanglomerate of the Newberry Mountains Pliocene to Miocene fanglomerate of the Black Mountains Pliocene to Miocene fanglomerate of the Pyramid hills Holocene alluvium of the Colorado River Recent (post-dam) alluvium of the Colorado River Holocene alluvium of the Colorado River Late Pleistocene terrace gravel and sand of the Colorado River Older late Pleistocene terrace gravels, sand, and minor mud of the Colorado River (Emerald alluvium of House et al., 2005). Late Pleistocene gravel, sand, and mud of the Colorado River (Chemehuevi beds of House et al., 2005) Sand-dominated facies of the Chemehuevi beds ('upper sands' of House et al., 2005) Mud-dominated facies of the Chemehuevi beds ('lower muds' of House et al., 2005) Basal, gravel-dominated facies of the Chemehuevi beds Early Pliocene alluvium of the Colorado River (Bullhead alluvium of House et al., 2005) Basal, local-gravel dominated facies of the Bullhead alluvium Early Pliocene lacustrine mud and sand (Bouse Formation of Metzger, 1968). Late Miocene boulder conglomerate (Pyramid gravel of House et al., 2005) Late Miocene channel gravels (Newberry paleochannel gravel of House et al., 2008)

Tfbr Tc Tbv Tbg Tbd Tbt Tbca Ts Tbb Trl Tbay Tts Td Ta Tdb Tp Tst Tdo Tts1 Tcc Tbao Tca Tbi Tbsc Tri Trib Tai Trdi

Fault breccia along Newberry detachment fault Conglomerate containing clasts of Spirit Mountain pluton Volcanic megabreccia Granitic megabreccia Dacite megabreccia Tuff megabreccia Conglomerate megabreccia Conglomerate and sandstone Basaltic andesite megabreccia Tbr Ryolite lavas; Ryolite breccia

Tgs 16 Tgs 46 48 28 68 Tgs 50 Tgs

Qai

Qai 73 76 71 Tgs 35 65

Qai3

Qai2 Qai2 47 Tri Qtr Tri 41

Qai2 57 62 60 79

80

Xgn

QTa

42 34 69 66 73 57 37 Qai Tgs 33 54 Tgs 62 58 Tgs 56 40 Tgs 32 47 53 44 Qaa 79 Tgs 43 61 Tgs Tgs Tgs 54 73 Tdi 35 62 Tgs Tgs 58 Tgs Tgs Tgs Qai Qai 63 Td Qai Qay 52 Ta 27 Qaa Qai 41 Ta 60 37 52 Ta Qai Tgs Qai Ydg 31 43 Ydg 64 63 Xgn 25 Tri Qai 76 29 64 51 72 73 Ta 40 43 Ts 75 Ta 33 Td 69 Ts 47 48 68 54 26 56 48 8 Qai 79 10 Tgu 16 Ydg 15 15 Ydg9 49 Ydg 59 54 85 Qai 70 Qai Ydg Qai Qai Tc 5 8 Tc Qai Qai Qai 62 55 Ta Qai 69 Ts 31 32 45 24 Ts 19 Ts Tc Tc 16 42 Tc Tc Qai 11 Tc 39 54 59 42 Ydg 13 Tbay 40 45 Tbay Ydg Qai Qai Qai Qai Qai Qai Tgu Qai Qai1 Qaa Qai Qai1 Qai Qai Qai Tgu Tgu Qai1 Qai1 Qai1 Qai1 Qx Qai1 Qai1 Qai1 Qaa Qai2 Qai2 Qai1 Qai1 Qai Tgu Qai Qai2 Qai1 Tcbl? Qai2 Qay Qchm Qai1 Qay Qai2 Qx Qch Qay Qai1 Qai1 Qch Qe Qaa Qai Qai Qay Qchs Qai Qai1 Qai1 Qai1 Qai Qai Qai Qchm Ydg Qay Tri 4 15 35 46 45 71 13 13 Qai 58 Ydg 55 56 Ydg 50 Ydg 61 8 Tc 25 Ts 30 Tc Tc 15 10 11 Qai3 11 10 17 Tbay 11 19 18 Tts 20Ydg 52 13 37 49 41 75 QTa 80 40 Tc 70 7 65 90 63 51 64 Ydg 62 Ydg 79 80 Ydg 77 Ydg 66 33 66 64 80 53 67 64 70 50 37 83 Tc 7 65 57 Qai 58 54 Ydg 80 66 Ydg 27 60 90 Ydg 57 80 65 70 73 65 67 33 Qai Qaa Td 55 43 Td 68 Ts 72 61 Ts 70 65 43 45 40 20 18 60 10 28 39 12 51 23 13 39 54 26 Tp 70 44 19 Qaa 39 62 Qai 33 68 Tca 52 55 40 9 54 50 48 41 42 39 20 78 44 53 54 Ydg 51 71 22 76 69 5 73 Ydg 27 87 Ydg 79 81 77 64 61 66 60 Ydg 67 60 72 90 83 84 70 73 77 Ydg 65 Ydg 81 76 86 67 70 79 15 32 31 59 64 Ydg 59 56 60 63 43 62 34 43 53 49 31 53 30 Ydg 36 26 Qai 76 50 41 32 72 68 82 Qai Tgs Qai 42 Qaa 87 42 Tgs 23 48 39 Tgs Tfbr Qai Qai Qaa Qai 60 67 56 58 55 Tgs 52 85 Tgs Qaa Qaa 58 Qaa 59 Qaa 43 24 Tgs 35 Tgs 2 Qai Qai Qaa 72 84 56 29 67 77 Ydg Ydg 77 Qaa 90 75 Ydg Ydg 75 72 50 62 77 64 83 76 Ydg 80 66 79 49 70 46 71 Ydg Ydg 58 Tfbr 19 51 66 60 72 32 47 Tdi 25 18 74 Qai 79 Qai Ydg Ydg 40 72 61 Xgn 64

Qai2/Qchm Qchm 80 66

Qaa Qai2 Qai2

Qai2

02

Tgs

Qai1
Qai2 54 Qai3 Qai2 65 62 Tri Qai3 Trib 37 56 Trib 31 Qai3 Qai2 41

Ydg Qai Qai2 81 Ydg Qchs Qai Qai Qai3 Ydg 76 Qai2 8481 Qxmt Tfb 70 50 51 76 46 72 Qchs 83 Qchm/Tfb 80 80 80 Qchm Qai3 Ydg Qchs 59 73 73 Ydg 69 Ydg Ydg 63 Ydg 70 57 69 67 57 Qay 58 Ydg 72 75 84 Ydg Qcts Qchs 47 Ydg 58 Ydg 65 53 69 85 71 44 Ydg 59 50 85 Ydg 70 51 Ydg 45 62 57 49 43 Qchs 40 Ydg Ydg 37 58 48 49 43 Ydg 44 57 Ydg 79 Ydg 41 41 61 37 55 59 Ydg 41 25 54 66 73 67 Ydg 45 Ydg Ydg 45 59 51 57 15 64 42 44 46 50 42 53 46 Ydg 52 49 59 Ydg 67 57 30 Ydg 77 49 43 Ydg 41 52 40 Qai 60 55 Ydg 35 66 67 Qxd 53 75 75 Tpg? 47 71 Ydg 50 73 57 Ydg 79 73 Qcy 26 27 Ydg 80 Ydg 51 Qai3 Tfn 85 5 5 Tfp Qai2 Qchs 80 Tfp Qchm Tfp 5 Qay 10 Qchm Tfb Tfb QTa 90 2 80 Qchs Tpg? Tcb Tcb Ydg Tcb Ydg 39 74 Qaa 60 34 Tfb Qchm Ydg Ydg 77 76 Ydg Ydg 79 Ydg 65 80 74 Ydg Ydg 39 Ydg 50 Ydg Ydg 60 Ydg 42 49 Ydg 54 Ydg 62 44 Tri Qai2 49 45 62 63 60 Ydg 42 61 84 41 40 Ydg 83 Ydg 65 71 48 Ydg 43 62 62 64 50 44 59 69 55 Ydg 58 47 50 45 Ydg 76 Ydg 43 77 57 36 57 48 30 Ydg 35 42 52 47 57 Ydg 53 67 49 67 Ydg 43 65 77 54 90 Ydg Ydg Ydg 58 59 64 32 Ydg 43 22 43 Ydg Qai Ydg 42 70 Ydg 51 Ydg 76 77 74 Ydg Ydg 46 59 Qai Qai 70 88 Ydg 80 Ydg 78 58 53 Ydg 59 90 74 Ydg 43 84 Ydg 63 Ydg 44 57 57 79 40 Ydg 72 73 40 Ydg Ydg 61 44 90 Ydg 81 47 Ydg Ydg 61 43 75 68 60 55 Ydg 69 Qchm Qai 77 81 84 79 Ydg Ydg 80 83 75 40 23 30 65 Ydg Qai2/Qchm Qai3 Ydg 65 45 49 QTa Qchm Qay Qai2/Qchm

QTa Tfn 02 Tfn2 Tfn1 Tfb

Basaltic andesite lavas Tuffaceous rocks Dacite lavas Tba Tvbr Andesite lavas; Basaltic andesite lavas Dacite breccia; Volcanic breccia

81 79 Ydg Ydg 80 69 82 Qai3

Qai3

Tfp Qcy Qcy2 Qcy1
Qai 64 75 83 Ydg 85 79 81 64 80 82 73 Ydg 57 35 78 79 32 67 73 83 78 69 53 65 79 Tri 70 62 80 79 Ydg 72 Qai3 83 Ydg 73 87 70 Ydg 65 69 74 Ydg 87 Ydg 77 66 55 69 Ydg Ydg 78 55 61 58 72 51 61 45 Tri
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80 76 Qai3 Ydg 77 85 84 Ydg 58 66 Ydg 57 Ydg Ydg 38 55 Ydg Ydg Ydg Ydg Ydg 37 Ydg 32 52 47 59 37 Ydg 33 46 28 41 Ydg 48 87 57 56 Ydg 70 64 73 53 49 47 65 55 75 58 66 84 Ydg 46 42 51 Ydg 55 Qaa 50 60 81 34 48 Tri 73 78 29 Ydg 69 61 Ydg 35 Ydg 22 69 44 32 37 81 42 67 47 60 79 Ydg Ydg 64 Ydg 61 83 Ydg 67 47 23 Ydg Ydg 70 37 59 Ydg 34 Qai 65 Ydg 76 61 Qai3 87 60 Ydg 69 85 Ydg 69 67

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Qcts Qce

Peach Springs Tuff Tuffaceous sedimentary rocks Dacite lavas Tvbr Tuffaceous rocks; Volcanic breccia

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Tgs

58 61 29 41 61 32 71 61 38 45 45 39 62 78 61 77 49 42 44 71

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9 73 90 43 35 80 84 49 Ydg 33 53 63 78 59 76 79 Ydg 41

Ydg 85 87 77 Ydg 76 73 46 86 Ydg 86 55 77 80 Ydg 81 60 56 76

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Qchm Qchg Tcb Tcbl Tbo Tpg Tng

Tuff of Cook Canyon Basaltic andesite lavas Tcat Arkosic conglomerate; Nonwelded tuff and tuffaceous sedimenta

Ydg 47 49 Ydg 45 53

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Basalt and basaltic andesite dikes Scoriaceous basalt related to Tbi Tbri Rhyolite dikes; Rhyolite dike breccia

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90 Qai 82 90 77 Tri

Tri 56 35 37 Tai 25 Tri 75 Tai 21 Tri 76 26 Tai 67

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Boitite rhyolite dikes Andesite dikes Rhyodacite dikes Diorite dikes Porphyritic biotite granodiorite dikes Calcite veins Quartz veins Mirage Pluton Spirit Mountain pluton Tgs and lesser Xgn undifferentiated Pegmatite dikes and pods Diabase dikes Mylonitized Davis Dam granite Aplite dikes Granitic dikes Finer-grained felsic phase of Davis Dam granite Megacrystic Davis Dam granite Gneiss Biotite schist

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71 57 Qaa

63 Ydg 57 90 70 Tai

63 46 Tri 9 76 Tca Tai 28

Ydg

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44 Qay Tc 32

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Ydg 79 65

Ydg 47 35 Ydg 53

Qai Tri 15 51 25 20 Qai Tai Tri 19 26 11 24 33 Tca 26 Tdo 49 Tp 29 Tcc 18 Tcc 19 23 Tcc 33 22 Tp Tp 17 7 Qai2 3 Trl 4 15 Qaa Tdo Ydg 38 Tri Qai 36 20 Qaa 65

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Tca 20 43 Tcc 45 41 80 21 40

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Tqv Tgm

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5364 Ydg 63 58 45

Ydg 70 69

68 42 Tp Tdo 26 25 22 Tdo 29 35 16 Qai2 23 Tp 26 17 Tp 23 30

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Tdo

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Qai

Symbology (per FGDC-STD-013-2006)
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Ymy Yap

Qai3 23 57 47 58 46 62 55 66 39 63 25 20 62

Ydg

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Tgu Qaa

61 Qai Qai Qai

Qay 75 60

Ydg 57 Ydg 45 Tfb Tfb

QTa/Tfb 35 30 Tp 20 24 30

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Ydg

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Tfb Tfb

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QTa/Tfb Tdo 5 2 Tfb 22

Trl

Trl

Lithologic contact Solid where certain and location accurate, long-dashed where approximate, short dashes indicate approximate contact interpreted from aerial photo, dotted where concealed.
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Ygi Ydgf Ydg Xgn Xs

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QTa/Tfb 2 Trl

Qai

Qay

Moderately to steeply dipping normal fault showing dip Solid where certain and location accurate, long- dashed where approximate, short-dashed where inferred, dotted where concealed; ball on downthrown side; showing strike and dip of fault plane and trend of fault striae.
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Tfb QTa QTa

2 Qai2

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Gently dipping normal fault showing dip Solid where certain and location accurate, long- dashed where approximate, short-dashed where inferred, dotted where concealed; hachures on downthrown side. References

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Qai2 8

Tfb Qai2

Tfb Tfb QTa

Vein 96
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Tqv

Tcv

Vein, emplaced along fault Showing dip

Tfb Qay Qai2 Tfn Qchm Tfb Qchm Qai2 Qai2 Qai2 Qai2 Qai3 Tcb Qai2 Qai2 Qaa Qchm Tcb Qcr Qch? Qcy2 Tcb Qai2 QTa Qchm Qai2 Tfb QTa Tfb Tcb Qai2 Tfb Qay Tfb QTa Qai2

QTa

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Perkins, M.D., 2008, Stratigraphic evidence for the role of lakespillover in the birth of the lower Colorado River in southern Nevada and western Arizona, in Reheis, M.C., Hershler, R., and Miller, D.M., eds., Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biologic Perspectives: Geological Society of America Special Paper 439, p. 333-351. House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Howard, K.A., Bell, J.W., Perkins, M.E., Faulds, J.E., and Brock, A.L., 2005, Birth of the lower Colorado River: Stratigraphic and geomorphic evidence for its inception near the conjunction of Nevada, Arizona, and California, in Pederson, J., and Dehler, C.M., eds., Interior Western United States: Geological Society of America Field Guide 6, p. 357-387. Metzger, D.G., 1968, The Bouse Formation (Pliocene) of the Parker-Blythe-Cibola area, Arizona and California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 600-D, p. D126-D136.

Strike and dip of bedding
Qchg Qchm Tfn 5
10

Qai1

Inclined

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Overturned

Horizontal

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Qaa

Qai1

Qchg

Qcy

Qchm

QTa/Tfb

Strike and dip of compact foliation in ash-flow tuff
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Inclined 95 Strike and dip of flow bands in lava or intrusion
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QTa/Tfb

Inclined

Vertical

Strike and dip of metamorphic foliation; arrow shows trend of stretching lineation.
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Inclined

Vertical

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Qai

Strike and dip of joints 35°10'0"N
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Qai2

Inclined

Vertical

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Qay Qai2 Qai1 Qaa Qx Qay Qai1 Qcy1 Qai2 Qay Qay Tcb Qaa Qx Qai1 Qai2 Qay Qaa Qai2 Qcts Qai1 Tfn1 Qai2 Qai2 Qai2 Qx Qai2 Qai3 Qch Qay Qai2 Qai1 Qai2 Qai2 Qai2 Qai2 Qay Qay Qx Qcts Qai2 Qay Qx Qai3 Qch Qay Qay Qaa Qai2 QTa Tcbl Qai2 Qay Qx Tcb Qai2 Qai3 Qai3 Qaa Qai3 Qay Qay Qai2 Tcb Tfb QTa Qx Qai3 Qay Tcb Qx Qai3 Qai3 Tcb Qai2 QTa Tfb 5 QTa Qai3 Qai2 Qay Qai2 Qai3 Qcts Qai3 Tcb Tfb Qai2 Qay Tcb QTa Qaa Qay Qai2 Tfb Tfb Qai2 Qai2

Folds
2

Inclined minor antiform, showing bearing and plunge of hingeline. Stipple pattern indicates areas of significant disturbance due to agricultural, residential, commercial, or industrial development.

Qay

93
Tgu

Qai1

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QTa

Qai2 Qai2 Qcts

Qai2

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Qai2

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Scale 1:24,000
QTa Qx Tfb Qch Tcbl Qai2 Qcts Tcbl Qch Qai2 Qai3 Qcts Qx Qcy Qch Qai2 Qai1 Tcb Qai2 Tcb Qcy Qai2 Tfb Qai2 Tcb Qay QTa Tcb Qay Tfb

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Base map: U.S. Geological Survey Davis Dam, Ariz.-Nev. 7.5' quadrangle (1981) Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 11, North American Datum 1927 (m)

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PRELIMINARY GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DAVIS DAM QUADRANGLE, AND EASTERN PART OF THE BRIDGE CANYON QUADRANGLE, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, AND MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA
James E. Faulds, P. Kyle House, Philip A. Pearthree, John W. Bell, and Alan Ramelli 2008
Adjoining 7.5' quadrangle names 1 4 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 5 8 3 6 9 Field work done in 2000-2006 Supported by the U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP Program (Agreement No. 99-HQ-AG-0058) and the Bureau of Land Management (Agreement No. FAA070026) DRAFT Preliminary geologic map Has not undergone office or field review Will be revised before publication Edited by Dick Meeuwig Cartography and map production in ESRI ArcGIS v9.2 (ArcGeology v1.2) by Heather Armeno, Robert Chaney, and P. Kyle House First Edition 2004, Second Edition July 2008 Printed by Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
This map was printed on an electronic plotter directly from digital files. Dimensional calibration may vary between electronic plotters and X and Y directions on the same plotter, and paper may change size; therefore, scale and proportions may not be exact on copies of this map.

Spirit Mountain Spirit Mountain SE Burns Springs Bridge Canyon Davis Dam Union Pass Mount Manchester Davis Dam SE Oatman

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