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Silver Reef




Plate 663X. Silver Reef 1922 – 2004 Viewed north from Buckeye Reef to the Silver Reef mining district. Note the spoil piles in the original and the retake. Shrubs and other woody vegetation appear to have increased including Mormon tea, blackbrush, cliff rose, skunk brush, creosote bush, indigo bush, pinyon, and juniper. Additional houses have been built in Silver Reef.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Hess (No. 1023) on May 29, 1922; retake by Darrell McMahon on May 12, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-8-32. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow


South West: Section 12, Range 14 West, Township 41 South; UTM 289957 E, 4124631 N; elevation 3,800 ft.

January 2018