Eastern Mojave Vegetation Black Butte, Clark County, Nevada.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Devil Peak.

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Black Butte is a 200 m high, northwest-trending ridge located at the center of the southernmost Pahrump Valley and is composed of ~1000 m of northeast-dipping sedimentary and volcanic strata (Guest, et al., 2007). The likely source of these sediments is Devil Peak, approximately 30 km to the south. The offset between these two locations across the Stateline Fault System, is one line of evidence for at least 30 km of dextral slip along the fault.

There are two locations named "Black Butte" in Clark County, Nevada. The other is on the southwest side of the Virgin Mountains, about 125 miles east northeast of this Black Butte.

Elevation: 3320ft, 1012m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:11:54:11 AM, 6/16/2024.