Eastern Mojave Vegetation Mount Dunfee, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
 
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See also: Gold Point.

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Mountain southeast of Gold Point.

Ediacaran-Cambrian strata in the Great Basin of Nevada and California were deposited on the western margin of Laurentia (present coordinates) during the rift-drift transition, with the strata at Mount Dunfee representing one of the most distal, carbonate-dominated sections that is preserved. The Ediacaran to lower Cambrian Deep Spring Formation consists of three members: the Dunfee (lower), Esmeralda (middle), and Gold Point (upper) Members, which are also exposed in the White-Inyo Mountains (Smith, et al., 2016)


Elevation: 6942ft, 2116m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:5:59:48 PM, 12/12/2017.