Title: Carson Sink area, Nevada
Creator(s): Schrader, Frank C., (Frank Charles,), 1860-1944
Collection Number: 85-18
Dates (inclusive): 1911-1921
Physical Extent: 0.01 cubic feet (3 volumes +),36 maps in 4 folders.
Preferred Citation: Carson Sink area, Nevada, 85-18. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/85-18-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Staff member (geologist) for the U.S. Geological Survey.


Scope and Content

Unpublished ms, informally known as the Schrader report, on the geology of the Carson Sink region of Nevada (Churchill and Pershing Counties), prepared from field work undertaken between 1911-1921. Includes a discussion on the geology of the general area and of specific districts and mines: Wonder, Fairview, Rawhide, and Gabbs Valley; maps and photographs of those areas and specific mines; microphotographs of thin sections of ore samples from various mines; and technical drawings of some mines. A bound copy of what may be a draft of the narrative report was placed with the collection in 2004. All items were transferred from DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from DeLaMare Library, University of Nevada, Reno in 1985.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P2000-01



  • Arranged in 4 parts: 1. Narrative report. 2. Maps and photographs. 3. Oversize maps. 4. Draft narrative report.


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Administrative Information

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