NEVADA FINE-GRAINED VOLCANIC (FGV) TOOLSTONE SOURCE CATALOG

The development of FGV studies in Nevada are associated with a variety of different factors - our longstanding Lake Tahoe region FGV investigations, several thesis projects from the University of Nevada (Reno), a couple of power transmission line projects in east-central Nevada, and some spillover from source studies at the Utah Test and Training Range in western Utah. The delineation of the different geochemical sources and the extent of their geographic availability are definitely topics that are currently in flux, particularly in the east-central part of the state. Trace element analyses of a large number of FGV artifacts from northern Nevada indicate that Steamboat Hills, Coyote Spring, and Smith Valley were the most intensively-utilized of the bunch during the prehistoric period.

ALKALI CREEK FGV (HUMBOLDT COUNTY)
ANTELOPE VALLEY FGV (WHITE PINE COUNTY)
BADLANDS A/WILDCAT MOUNTAIN FGV (WHITE PINE AND ELKO COUNTIES)
COLEMAN FGV (WASHOE COUNTY)
COYOTE SPRING FGV (AKA NUT MOUNTAIN) (WASHOE COUNTY)
DEEP CREEK FGV (ELKO COUNTY)
DIAMOND MOUNTAINS FGV (EUREKA COUNTY)
FIRE CREEK FGV (LANDER COUNTY)
HORSE CANYON (EUREKA COUNTY)
INCLINE RIDGE FGV (WASHOE COUNTY)
NORTH DRY VALLEY FGV (WASHOE COUNTY)
PAIUTE MEADOWS VARIETY A (HUMBOLDT COUNTY)
PAIUTE MEADOWS VARIETY B (HUMBOLDT COUNTY)
SMITH VALLEY/GLEASON CREEK FGV (WHITE PINE COUNTY)
STEAMBOAT HILLS/LAGOMARSINO FGV (WASHOE AND STOREY COUNTIES)

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Last Updated: 05/16/2017