Sheldon - Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge
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The Sheldon - Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge is located north of the Black Rock Desert, near Nevada State Route 8A.
In 2010, this area was the furthest location from a McDonald's in the contiguous US.
The Lone Pine mining district is to the west of the area, straddling the California/Nevada border. The area consists of basalt lava flows.
A 1985 report states that the Virgin Valley area has opals, and low-grade uranium deposits. Elsewhere, there are mercury deposits.
Calderas in the area are proposed as the initial impingement of the Yellowstone hotspot.
In 2014, a earthquake swarm occurred in the region, probably associated with a caldera that is detectable via a gravity anomaly.
- ↑ "Where The Antelope Roam The McFarthest Spot Is Now Eight Miles McFarther," 08-Sep-2010.
- ↑ "Mineral Resources of the Sheldon Contiguous Study Area, Washoe County, Nevada," Mineral Lands Assessment 31-86, 1986.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Mineral Resources of the Charles Sheldon Wilderness Study Area, Humboldt and Washoe Counties, Nevada, and Lake and Harney Counties, Oregon," USGS, 1984.
- ↑ Matthew A. Coble and Gail A. Mahood, "New geologic evidence for additional 16.5-15.5 Ma silicic calderas in northwest Nevada related to initial impingement of the Yellowstone hot spot," Collapse Calderas Workshop, 2008.
- ↑ "A swarm of earthquakes buzzes underground in Nevada," 08-Nov-2014
- Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Wikipedia)
- Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (USGS)
- Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Fish & Wildlife Service)
- Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon (lasr.net)
- Andrew Kiraly, "The horse traitors, Horses have become the meat of a bitter debate at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge," Reno News and Review. July 20, 2006.