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Correlation of selected Nevada lignite deposits by pollen analysis
AuthorOrsen, David A
AdvisorLintz, J., Jr.
Geological Sciences and Engineering
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This thesis suggests that in parts of Nevada such as Crystal Peak, Coal Valley, and Coaldale lignites were deposited in penecontemporaneous environments containing similar floral assemblages indicating a uniform climatic regime may have existed over west-central Nevada during late Barstovian-early Clarendonian time. At all locations, excepting Tick Canyon, field and palynologic evidence indicates low energy, shallow, fresh-water environments existed during the deposits of lignite sequences.
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