Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coyote Road  
 

Tom Schweich  

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 The names Coyote Road goes west from Silver Peak to Coyote Summit in the Silver Peak Range. The road west, down the canyon to The Crossing, and thence to Nevada Highway 264 has no name. For simplicity, I have named this entire route Coyote Road.

Other articles: NV Hwy 264 30000  

Junction: Nevada Highway 264

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526285

Locations: Fish Lake Valley.
Full Size ImagePiper Peak in the Silver Peak Range  

 
  Junction

Literature Cited:
- Load, Jayson, and Gary Sohler, 1985.

Other articles: Field Notes Fish Lake Hot Well 12-Jun-08

Locations: Fish Lake Hot Well.  

Fish Lake Hot Well

A cement-lined soaking pool on the edge of a truly remote barren desert wash. Natural mineral water emerges from a well casing at 105, at a rate of more than 50 gallons per minute.
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Fish Lake Hot Well

Other articles: Field Notes 12-Jun-08
Full Size ImageWhite Mountains across Fish Lake Valley  

Other articles: The Gap Road The Crossing  

Junction: Road North Through The Gap

Other articles: Field Notes 20080612050
Full Size ImageLooking north from The Crossing  

Locations: The Crossing.  

The Crossing

 

Other articles: Field Notes 20080612050
Full Size ImageLooking south from The Crossing.  

Other articles: Field Notes 20080612070
Full Size ImageLooking across The Crossing.  

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526270

Locations: Fish Lake Valley.
Full Size ImageFish Lake Valley and the White Mountains  

 

Literature Cited:
- Petronis, Michael S., John W. Geissman, John S. Oldow, and William C. McIntosh, 2002.

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526265

Locations: Rhyolite Ridge.  

Location where I found Salvia dorrii.
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Rhyolite Ridge as seen from the west.
 

Argentite Canyon

 

Other articles: Field Notes 26-May-04 at Cave Spring

Locations: Cave Spring.
Full Size ImageThe Cabin at Cave Spring  

Cave Spring

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526205
Full Size ImageLocation in Silver Peak Range.  

 

Other articles: Field Notes Coll. No. 426  

Small spring, north side of road, south base of Rhyolite Ridge.

Literature Cited:
- Petronis, Michael S., John W. Geissman, John S. Oldow, and William C. McIntosh, 2002.

Locations: Rhyolite Ridge. Silver Peak Range.
Full Size ImageRhyolite Ridge as seen from Coyote Pass  

 

Other articles: Field Notes 26-May-04 26-May-04 Coll. No. 418 Coll. No. 419 20040526110 Coll. No. 421 Coll. No. 422, 26 May 2004 20040526140

Locations: Coyote Summit.
Full Size ImageClayton Valley Dunes from Coyote Summit.  

Coyote Summit

 
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Location in Coyote Summit
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Coll. No. 419, Astragalus lentiginosus var. fremontii
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Coll. No. 418, Astragalus lentiginosus var. fremontii
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Coll. No. 419, Astragalus lentiginosus var. fremontii
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Coll. No. 421, Lappula redowskii var. cupulata
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Coll. No. 421, Lappula redowskii var. cupulata
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Coll. No. 422, Castilleja chromosa, at Coyote Summit
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Coll. No. 423

Literature Cited:
- Petronis, Michael S., John W. Geissman, John S. Oldow, and William C. McIntosh, 2002.

Locations: Mineral Ridge.  

Petronis, Geissman, Oldow, and MacIntosh (2002) studied the structural evolution of the Silver Peak extensional complex. They focused on the northeastern portion of the Silver Peak Range, north of Coyote Road at such localities as Mineral Ridge and Rhyolite Ridge. Using paleomagnetic data from 123 sites, they showed about 25 of clockwise rotation since the middle Miocene. This, coupled with northwest extension and detachment faulting of Mineral Ridge, supports the theory that the Silver Peak complex transfers displacement from the Furnace Creek Death Valley Fault Zone to the Walker Lane Fault Zone.

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526070
Full Size ImageCoyote Road  

 
 

Coyote Spring

 

Other articles: Field Notes 20040526070

Locations: Red Mountain.
Full Size ImageRed Mountain, as seen from the east.  

 

Other articles: Nevada Highway 265 at Silver Peak Nivloc Road Silver Peak Silver Peak Road Silver Peak

Locations: Silver Peak.  

Silver Peak

Junction:
  • Nevada Highway 265
  • Silver Peak Road
  • Nivloc Road

Silver Peak is one of the oldest mining areas in Nevada. A 10-stamp mill was built in 1865, and by 1867 a 20-stamp mill was built. Mining camp lawlessness prevailed during the late sixties, and over the next 38 years, Silver Peak had its ups and downs. In 1906, the Pittsburg Silver Peak Gold Mining Company bought a group of properties, constructed the Silver Peak Railroad and built a 100- stamp mill at Blair the following year. The town, at times, was one of the leading camps of Nevada, but by 1917 it had all but disappeared. The town burned in 1948, and little happened until the Foote Mineral Company began its extraction of lithium from under the floor of Clayton Valley. Nevada Historical Marker 155.

 

Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Load, Jayson, and Gary Sohler. 1985. Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press. {TAS}
  Petronis, Michael S., John W. Geissman, John S. Oldow, and William C. McIntosh. 2002. Paleomagnetic and 40Ar/39Ar geochronologic data bearing on the structural evolution of the Silver Peak extensional complex, west-central Nevada. GSA Bulletin. 114(9):1108-1130.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/31/2017 9:38:09 AM