Lacustrine hot spring deposit, Miocene Lovell Wash Member, Horse Springs Formation, NV

Lovell Wash Mb. Horse Spring Fm. (Miocene) fossil hot spring

Tilted carbonate lacustrine strata of the Miocene Lovell Wash Member of the Horse Springs Formation are host to 3-dimensional exposure of a paleo-hot spring capped by travertine pools. The brecciated region beneath the pools is silicified and likely transmitted hot fluids upwards towards a saline, alkaline lake.