Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, the United States acquired the Nevada region from Mexico following the 1848 Mexican War, and it became the 36th state to join the union in 1864. Until the discovery of silv... More » Geography United States The West

Silver is a precious metal that is used in industry, investment, art and decor. It has unique electrical and thermal conductivity properties, is highly reflective of light, can endure extreme temperatures and is one-of-a... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

Utah is the 13th largest state within the United States of America, and it is located in the American Southwest. It is bordered by Colorado in the east, Nevada in the west, Arizona in the south, New Mexico on the southea... More » Geography United States The West
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Two physical features in Nevada are the Bonneville Salt Flats near the western edge of the desert range and in the north just east of Salt Lake City, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. Nevada has a unique landscape. More » Geography United States The West

Three major landforms in Nevada are the Great Basin, the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada. The Colorado, Humboldt and Truckee are the state's major rivers. Nevada's major lakes include Pyramid Lake, Lake Mead, Lake Ta... More » Geography United States The West

Characteristics of Nevada's climate include average temperatures from the mid-40s to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, average annual precipitation ranges from between less than five and 40 inches, light winds and infrequent storms... More » Geography United States The West

Nevada contains many unique natural resources, such as copper, gold, silver, tungsten and mercury. Lake Tahoe, in western Nevada, is a major natural source of the state's water. In eastern Nevada, the limestone geology a... More » Geography United States The West