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Nevada enjoys several very distinct climatic zones. Visitors can experience a wide range of temperatures - from the cool alpine areas around Lake Tahoe in the west to the extreme environments of the Mojave Desert in the south.
In northern Nevada, the region around Ely is considered a high desert. At 6,437 feet, Ely is almost 700 feet higher in elevation than Grand Junction, Colorado. Ely's average daytime high in July is only 87°F.
Located just south of Ely, Nevada, Cave Lake State Park offers outstanding recreational opportunities. It features a 32-acre reservoir and provides excellent trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking.
The 4,500-acre park is at an elevation of 7,300 feet in the Schell Creek Range adjacent to the Humboldt National Forest. Its name is derived from the several caves in the surrounding limestone.
Beryl is a mineral that contains a significant amount beryllium. Beryllium is a very rare metal and that limits the occurrence of beryl to a few geological situations where beryllium is present in sufficient amounts to form minerals. It mainly occurs in in granite and granite pegmatites, but can also be found where carbonaceous shale, limestone, and marble have been acted upon by regional metamorphism.
The hexagonal crystals of beryl may be very small or range to several meters in size. Terminated crystals are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities; possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red, and white.