kids encyclopedia robot

Specter Range facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Specter Range
Highest point
Peak Eagle Peak
Elevation 1,485 m (4,872 ft)
Dimensions
Length 13 mi (21 km) NNW–SSE
Width 5 mi (8.0 km)
Geography
Country United States
State Nevada
District Nye County
Range coordinates 36°38′54″N 116°10′21″W / 36.64833°N 116.17250°W / 36.64833; -116.17250Coordinates: 36°38′54″N 116°10′21″W / 36.64833°N 116.17250°W / 36.64833; -116.17250
Topo map USGS Specter Range NW

The Specter Range is a small mountain range in southeastern Nye County, Nevada.

The southern margin of the range is bounded by the Amargosa Desert with the Funeral Mountains and Death Valley beyond. Yucca Mountain, Jackass Flat and Skull Mountain lie to the northwest and north across Rock Valley. The south boundary of Nevada Test Site lies on the northern slopes of the range. Mercury Valley and the town of Mercury lie to the northeast. The southeast end of the range is separated from the northwest end of the Spring Mountains by a narrow gap near Point of Rocks. U.S. Route 95 from Las Vegas passes between the two ranges and continues on past the southern margin of the Specter Range toward Beatty.

The range was so named on account of its "spectral" appearance.

kids search engine
Specter Range Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.