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..
David Bly, Editor, Desert Valley Times-Published 4/26/2011 It’s not uncommon for people to ask about the gold in Gold Butte, thinking perhaps to stumble across a nugget or two. While there’s no shortage of old mining sites in this region, most of those appear to represent dreams that turned to dust. Nevertheless, the Virgin Mountains,..