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(Gannett lists Hayden as reporting altitudes in a number of nearby places.)
(Gannett reference is from the second edition)
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*** King,
*** King,
*** Gannett's list of mountain ranges page 54
*** Gannett's list of mountain ranges page 54
**** This reference is probably: Geological Survey (U.S.), "[https://books.google.com/books?id=CN8muANVkysC&dq=gannett%20%22Black%20Rock%22&pg=PA54#v=onepage&q=%22Black%20Rock%22&f=false A dictionary of altitudes in the United States]", p. 54, 1892.  The entry is "Black Rock Valley Nev,  Hayden, 4900"  Where Hayden is probably [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Vandeveer_Hayden Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden].  The altitude of 4900 ft makes very little sense.  [[Gerlach]] is at 3953 ft.  Big Mountain is at  8566 ft.  Searching GNIS for "Black Rock" yields no direct match, though there is "Black Rock Canyon" in Pershing County at 4583ft, which is over near I-80.
**** This reference is probably: Geological Survey (U.S.), "[https://books.google.com/books?id=CN8muANVkysC&dq=gannett%20%22Black%20Rock%22&pg=PA54#v=onepage&q=%22Black%20Rock%22&f=false A dictionary of altitudes in the United States]", p. 54, 2nd ed., 1892.  The entry is "Black Rock Valley Nev,  Hayden, 4900"  Where Hayden is probably [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Vandeveer_Hayden Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden].  The altitude of 4900 ft makes very little sense.  [[Gerlach]] is at 3953 ft.  Big Mountain is at  8566 ft.  Searching GNIS for "Black Rock" yields no direct match, though there is "Black Rock Canyon" in Pershing County at 4583ft, which is over near I-80.
***** The same information appears in Gannett, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=SkFt1Nb1UXYC&dq=%22Black%20Rock%20Valley%22%20nevada&pg=PA95#v=onepage&q=%22Black%20Rock%20Valley%22%20nevada&f=false Lists of Elevations Principally in that Portion of the United States West of the Mississippi River]," p. 95, 1877.  
***** The same information appears in Gannett, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=SkFt1Nb1UXYC&dq=%22Black%20Rock%20Valley%22%20nevada&pg=PA95#v=onepage&q=%22Black%20Rock%20Valley%22%20nevada&f=false Lists of Elevations Principally in that Portion of the United States West of the Mississippi River]," p. 95, 1877.  
***** The altitude is reported in Haskill, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=4TW8AAAAIAAJ&dq=King%20Survey%20%22Black%20Rock%22&pg=PA272#v=onepage&q=King%20Survey%20%22Black%20Rock%22&f=false Short Description of some of the valleys of Nevada]," In Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1872. "Black Rock Valley forty miles west of Humboldt City contains 350,000 acres of sage bush and alkali flats and volcanic matter lines the outskirts. This valley is almost entirely destitute of vegetation Elevation 4,900 feet."  
***** The altitude is reported in Haskill, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=4TW8AAAAIAAJ&dq=King%20Survey%20%22Black%20Rock%22&pg=PA272#v=onepage&q=King%20Survey%20%22Black%20Rock%22&f=false Short Description of some of the valleys of Nevada]," In Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1872. "Black Rock Valley forty miles west of Humboldt City contains 350,000 acres of sage bush and alkali flats and volcanic matter lines the outskirts. This valley is almost entirely destitute of vegetation Elevation 4,900 feet."  

Revision as of 04:32, 14 September 2015

The Black Rock Range is a range of mountains that runs roughly north-south. At the south end is Black Rock Point.

See Also

External Resources

  • GNIS,
    • includes 1917 decision card stating that the name came from
    • Variant Name: Black Rock Mountains: "McLane, Alvin R. 'Silent Cordilleras, The Mountain Ranges of Nevada' Reno: Camp Nevada Monograph Number 4, 1978, 118 pp. Descriptions of the mountain ranges of Nevada, including alternate names and history. p28"
    • Variant Name: Chameleon Hills "McLane, Alvin R. 'Silent Cordilleras, The Mountain Ranges of Nevada' Reno: Camp Nevada Monograph Number 4, 1978, 118 pp. Descriptions of the mountain ranges of Nevada, including alternate names and history. p28"
    • Variant Name: Harlequin Hills: USGS Disaster Sheet 1893