ⓘ Jackson Mountains. The Jackson Mountains are a north-northeast trending mountain range in southwestern Humboldt County, Nevada. The range is flanked on the west ..

                                     

ⓘ Jackson Mountains

The Jackson Mountains are a north-northeast trending mountain range in southwestern Humboldt County, Nevada. The range is flanked on the west by the Black Rock Desert and the Black Rock Range beyond. To the north across the Quinn River and Nevada State Route 140 lie the Bilk Creek Mountains. To the northeast across Kings River Valley is the Double Mountains and to the east are the Sleeping Hills. To the southeast and south lie the Eugene and Kamma Mountains. The ghost town of Sulphur lies just southwest of the pass between the Jackson and Kamma ranges. Nevada State Route 49 and the Union Pacific railroad Feather River Route traverse this pass.

Range typical of the basin and range province with isolated high mountains surrounded by downfaulted basins filled with sediments. Breed series include Paleozoic sedimentary and metamorphic rocks accompanied by Mesozoic igneous rocks and covered by Mesozoic and Cenozoic volcanic rocks.

The highest peak in the range, PIK Quinn, reaching feet 2.769 billion 9.085 m. Other mountain peaks include:

  • Parrot Peak 8448 ft.
  • Sugarloaf Knob 6214 ft.
  • Navajo Peak 7726 ft.
  • Deer Creek Peak 7106 ft.
  • White Peak 5285 ft.
  • King Lear Peak 8842 ft.
  • Buff Peak 7425 ft.