Augusta Mountains

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Augusta Mountains
Augusta Mountains is located in Nevada
Augusta Mountains
Location of Augusta Mountains in Nevada [1]
Highest point
Peak Cain Mountain[2]
Elevation 2,563 m (8,409 ft)
Coordinates 40°01′27″N 117°32′36″W / 40.02417°N 117.54333°W / 40.02417; -117.54333
Dimensions
Length 25 km (16 mi) N-S
Width 9 km (5.6 mi) E-W
Area 140 km2 (54 sq mi) [2][3]
Geography
Country United States
State Nevada
District Pershing, Churchill and Lander counties
Range coordinates 40°0′57.698″N 117°31′47.403″W / 40.01602722°N 117.52983417°W / 40.01602722; -117.52983417Coordinates: 40°0′57.698″N 117°31′47.403″W / 40.01602722°N 117.52983417°W / 40.01602722; -117.52983417
Topo map USGS Cain Mountain

The Augusta Mountains are a small mountain range in Pershing, Churchill and Lander counties of Nevada.[4][1]

To the northeast the range merges with the Fish Creek Range. To the north across Jersey Valley lies the Tobin Range and to the west across the Dixie Valley is the Stillwater Range. The Clan Alpine Mountains and the New Pass Range lie to the south and to the east across Antelope Valley are Ravenswood Mountain and the Shoshone Range.[4]

The Range is included within the 89,372 acres (361.68 km2) Augusta Mountains Wilderness Study Area.[4]

The fossil aquatic reptile Augustasaurus was discovered in the Triassic Favret Formation in the Augusta Mountains and named after the range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Augusta Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b Fish Creek Mountains, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  3. ^ Edwards Creek Valley, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1983
  4. ^ a b c Nevada Atlas and Gazetteer, DeLorme, 8th ed., 2012, p. 37