Robinson Lake (Nevada)

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Robinson Lake
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Robinson Lake is located in Nevada
Robinson Lake
Robinson Lake
Location in Nevada
Location Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada
Coordinates 40°43′48″N 115°16′48″W / 40.73000°N 115.28000°W / 40.73000; -115.28000
Type tarn
Basin countries United States
Surface area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Max. depth 5 ft (1.5 m)
Surface elevation 9,100 ft (2,800 m)

Robinson Lake is a glacial tarn in the Ruby Mountains, in Elko County in the northeastern part of the state of Nevada. It is located just south of the shelf of Soldier Basin, at approximately 40°43.8′N 115°16.8′W / 40.7300°N 115.2800°W / 40.7300; -115.2800, and at an elevation of 9100 feet (2775 meters). It has an area of approximately 17 acres (7 hectares), and a depth of up to 5 feet (2 meters). The lake is the source for Robinson Creek, which drops steeply to the east into Ruby Valley. Both were named for a family of early settlers in Ruby Valley.