Below is a Gold Butte National Monument area dark skies map. Gold butte is only slightly impacted by Las Vegas and Mesquite; so it has minimal light pollution making a good location for amateur astronomers, astrophotography and night skies photography. Here is a link to a full dark skies map for the world: https://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html#7/36.364/-115.763 — Mitchel..
by Steve Rowland Emeritus Professor of Geology, UNLV The most common and conspicuous rocks exposed in Gold Butte National Monument can be lumped into three groups: (1) Jurassic windblown sandstone, (2) Paleozoic marine limestone, and (3) pre-Cambrian granite and metamorphic rocks. Each of these groups is briefly described below. The Jurassic sandstones (belonging to the..
We are excited to be adding regular postings about Gold Butte from a variety of experts in areas such as geology, wildlife, flora, culture, history, roads & trails. Check back regularly for new posts, and check out the first post on geology from Dr. Steve Rowland, Emeritus Professor of Geology, UNLV.
The Friends of Gold Butte is excited to announce Frank Golden as our President and Mitch Fry as Vice President. Our current officers, Secretary Chanelle Pickens and Treasurer Delmon Grapes remain in place. We look forward to an exciting fall with many hikes, projects and speaker series events. Frank Golden Frank is a retired U.S…