Specter Range

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Specter Range
Specter Range is located in Nevada
Specter Range
Location of the Specter Range mountain gap for U.S. Route 95 in Nevada.
Highest point
Peak Eagle Peak [1]
Elevation 1,485 m (4,872 ft)
Coordinates 36°38.25′N 116°09.39′W / 36.63750°N 116.15650°W / 36.63750; -116.15650
Dimensions
Length 13 mi (21 km) NNW–SSE [2]
Width 5 mi (8.0 km)
Geography
Country United States
State Nevada
District Nye County
Range coordinates 36°38′54″N 116°10′21″W / 36.64833°N 116.17250°W / 36.64833; -116.17250Coordinates: 36°38′54″N 116°10′21″W / 36.64833°N 116.17250°W / 36.64833; -116.17250
Topo map USGS Specter Range NW

The Specter Range is a small mountain range in southeastern Nye County, Nevada.[3]

The southern margin of the range is bounded by the Amargosa Desert with the Funeral Mountains and Death Valley beyond. Yucca Mountain, Jackass Flat and Skull Mountain lie to the northwest and north across Rock Valley. The south boundary of Nevada Test Site lies on the northern slopes of the range. Mercury Valley and the town of Mercury lie to the northeast. The southeast end of the range is separated from the northwest end of the Spring Mountains by a narrow gap near Point of Rocks. U.S. Route 95 from Las Vegas passes between the two ranges and continues on past the southern margin of the Specter Range toward Beatty.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Specter Range NW, Nevada, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1961
  2. ^ a b Beatty, Nevada–California, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1986
  3. ^ "Specter Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.