ⓘ Black Mountains, Nevada. The Black Mountains, a mid-Miocene formation, in Nevada are a series of rugged, arid rocky volcanic mountains ranging in elevations to ..

                                     

ⓘ Black Mountains (Nevada)

The Black Mountains, a mid-Miocene formation, in Nevada are a series of rugged, arid rocky volcanic mountains ranging in elevations to 3310 ft. The range lies on the north shore of Lake Mead, at the southwest corner of the Overton Arm, about 25 mi south of Overton, Nevada.

The black mountains are mainly located in the lake Mead national recreation area, with a small valley bordering the Northern bitter spring valley on the South-East arid muddy mountains

Deep canyons and washes, which flow South-East into the Overton arm of lake Mead cut into the mountain range. The range contains deposits of soft manganese oxides and hydroxides.