Pavant Range

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Pavant Range
Pavant Range is located in Utah
Pavant Range
Pavant Range in Utah
Highest point
Peak Mine Camp Peak (Pavant Range
center, west
(Millard County))
Coordinates 38°52′27″N 112°15′13″W / 38.87413°N 112.25355°W / 38.87413; -112.25355
Dimensions
Length 50 mi (80 km) SSW x NNE
Width 15 mi (24 km) E-W
Geography
Country United States
State Utah
Region Great Basin Desert, southeast
Counties Millard and Sevier
Cities Fillmore, UT, Richfield, UT &
Maple Grove, UT
Range coordinates 38°54′N 112°13′W / 38.9°N 112.22°W / 38.9; -112.22Coordinates: 38°54′N 112°13′W / 38.9°N 112.22°W / 38.9; -112.22
Borders on Canyon Mountains-NNW
Sevier Desert-W & NW
Tushar Mountains-S
Valley Mountains-(minor range)-NE
Sevier Plateau-E & SE

The Pavant Range (also Pahvant) is a mountain range in central Utah east of Fillmore.[1] The range is named for the Pahvant tribe, a branch of the Ute Indians. The tallest peak is Mine Camp Peak at 10,222 feet (3,116 m).[1] Most of the land in the Pavant range is part of Fishlake National Forest.

Richfield lies in the Sevier River valley to the southeast of the range and Fillmore lies in the Pavant Valley along the northwest side of the range.[2]

The Pavant Range merges into the Tushar Mountains on the south.

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 15 crosses the extreme north end of the range at Scipio pass, near Scipio.[3] Interstate 70 crosses at a pass between the Pavant Range and the Tushar Mountains to the south.[2]

Meteorite[edit]

Iron meteorite fragments with a mass of 240 grams (8.5 oz) named the Salina meteorite were found in the Pavant Range in 1908.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Utah Road and Recreation Atlas (Map). 1:250000. Benchmark Maps. 2002. p. 66. ISBN 0-929591-74-7. 
  2. ^ a b Richfield, Utah, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1980
  3. ^ Delta, Utah, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1989
  4. ^ William F. Case. "Have meteorites or meteorite craters been found in Utah?". Utah Geological Survey - Utah Division of Natural Resources. 

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