Black Rock Range

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

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External Resources

  • GNIS,
    • includes 1917 decision card stating that the name came from
      • King,
      • Gannett's list of mountain ranges page 54
        • Geological Survey (U.S.), "A dictionary of altitudes in the United States", p. 54, 1892. The entry is "Black Rock Valley Nev, Hayden, 4900" Where Hayden is probably Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden. The altitude of 4900 ft makes very little sense. Gerlach is at 3953 ft. Big Mountain is at 8566 ft.
        • Haskill, "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."
      • and Rand & McNally Atlas.
    • 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