Nevada Plateau

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A large plateau located in the northern quadrant of Nevada, approximately 60 miles from the eastern border between Nevada and Utah. The East Humboldt Range is a mountain range near the center of the Nevada Plateau. The topographic relief is characterized by mountains and valleys that dissect the plateau. These mountain ranges are strikingly similar geologically, with long ranges intersected by peaks at fairly regular distances.

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"Santa Rosa Range, Paradise Valley, Nevada, February 7, 2007" by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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