Sunday, November 20, 2016
While trying to figure out if The Sump would be a stop along the way or the way back (it wasn't), I collected a few links. Most of the links show only one picture from the place; a few show more. I'll leave it to you to do more investigation (and visitation, I hope!). The links are listed rather randomly. Links about the fossils, in particular, are at the bottom.
The "Sump"—Strange Name but Amazing Place - Backyard Traveler by Richard Moreno
The Sump, Esmeralda County, Nevada - Eastern Mojave Vegetation (schweich.com)
The Sump (Esmeralda County, Nevada) - US-395-Magazine
The Sump Canyon paradise - Terry's World (Terry Wright, geologist)
The Sump (Esmeralda County, Nevada) - Weekend Wanderluster
Hardy, F.C., and Bonde, J., 2015, Stomping Around the Sump: Miocene Pygmy Gomphothere from Esmeralda County, Nevada [also here], in Pennell, W.M., and Garside, L.J., eds., New Concepts and Discoveries: GSN 2015 Symposium Proceedings: Geological Society of Nevada, p. 929-937.
Sand and Bone - a photo slide show (in color): "Go along with a band of UNLV researchers as they uncover the skull of an extinct elephant-like creature that once roamed Esmeralda County."
Photo Essay: In the Footsteps of the Elephant - VegasSeven (really nice B&W photos)