Virginia Range

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Not to be confused with Virginia Mountains.
The Bullion Mine and mountain of the Virginia Range, Virginia City, Nevada.
Photograph by Carleton Watkins.

The Virginia Range is a mountain range of western Nevada, primarily within Storey County, and extending east into Lyon County.

Geography[edit]

The mountain range forms a portion of the drainage divide between the Truckee River (north) and the Carson River (south).[1] Truckee Meadows and the Washoe Valley are to the west, and the Lahontan Valley is to the east.

Flora[edit]

Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) is the dominant species at higher elevations. Other trees in the range include the Single-leaf Pinyon Pine (Pinus monophylla) and Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma).

Mining history[edit]

For the notable 1860s silver strike and mining town in the Virginia Range, see:

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°29.5′N 119°33.1′W / 39.4917°N 119.5517°W / 39.4917; -119.5517