Job Announcement from BLM

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Message from BLM:  We are pleased to announce a new, exciting position available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Minerals Assistant;
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2014-0063;
Location(s) of position:  Dickinson, ND, US;
Salary:  $28,269 – $41,122;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/09/2014.

For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=110163

Eco-Mapping Exercise for Teachers

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Breccia composed of fragments of silicified andesite from a silica (quartz) ledge on the DRI-TMCC campuses. (Photo provided by authors)

Geo- and Eco-Mapping around DRI
(The Great Altered Rock Walking Tour)

by Jonathan G. Price, Elisabeth M. Price, and Daphne D. LaPointe
2014

This geo- and ecotour around Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library and Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an opportunity to identify and sample local rocks and minerals, see how geologists use the presence of various desert plants to help map the distribution of rocks, and learn about the significance of the local geology. It is designed as an exercise that can be done by students. They can identify several types of rocks and plants, indicate the distribution of the rocks and plants on a map, and discuss why geologists and ecologists make maps.

You will be able to collect volcanic rocks and several minerals that are characteristic of the hydrothermal (geothermal) alteration associated with volcanoes that were active in the Reno area about 16 million years ago. You will also be able to describe and recognize many species of plants, several of which grow on acidic soils that form above altered volcanic rocks.

This publication was prepared for a Nevada Mining Association Education Committee field trip for teachers.

Educational Series 55, 12 pages, color, free online:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/e55.pdf

Job Announcements from BLM

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Message from BLM:  We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Geologist
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2014-0133;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  $39,179 – $75,376;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/02/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=110115

Position Information:
Job Description:  Student Trainee (Cartography)
Announcement Number:  NV-PTHWYS-2014-0004;
Location(s) of position:  Reno, NV, US;
Salary:  $25,181 – $32,733;
Applications will be accepted until:  06/30/2014.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=110102

Job Announcement from NBMG

The following position is now available at NBMG:

Cartographic/Graphics Technician 3

https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=22309

Cartographic/Graphics Technicians produce maps which are geographic representations facilitating a special understanding of objects, concepts, conditions, processes or events in the world; provide illustrations for publications, presentations and grant applications/reports; and create manual covers, forms, charts, graphs and materials.

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Cartographic/Graphics Technician 3 for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring high-quality maps, data, reports, posters, figures, tables, and other products for publication and providing services and expertise in the areas of GIS, cartography, graphic design, publications, web design, web applications, web services, animations and hazard loss modeling to faculty, staff, students, and clients; as well as other duties as assigned.

The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. This position does not provide lay-off rights and is contingent upon funding. Pursuant to Nevada Legislature, State of Nevada Classified employees are subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of six days (part-time prorated) per fiscal year effective July 1, 2013. Information regarding campus security, personal safety, fire safety, and crime statistics can be found at http://www.unr.edu/Documents/administration-finance/Police/2012-Annual-Report.pdf. Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-6_0/

Active Mines and Energy Producers Map—Updates

Nevada Active Mines and Energy Producers (second edition)
by John Muntean and David A. Davis
2014

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Site locations and information on this map were obtained from a variety of published and non-published sources with the last updates made in December 2013. All sites shown on this map have had some form of production activity during 2012 and 2013.The second edition includes the names of the mining districts which were only shown as a symbol marking the center of the district on the first edition map. This map was prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Minerals.

Open-File Report 14-1, 32×36-inch color plate, scale 1:1,000,000

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales/pbsdtls.php?sku=OF14-%201

Also new:Click on link above for GIS files and a reduced-size version (11×17) which are now available.

Seismological Research Letters Paper on Foreshocks—by Craig dePolo

Craig dePolo’s research on foreshock occurrence was published in the May/June 2014 issue of Seismological Research Letters.

High Probability of Foreshock Occurrence and Significant Probability of Multiple Events Associated with Magnitude ≥6 Earthquakes in Nevada, U.S.A., by Craig M. dePolo

Considering 17 earthquakes in Nevada with magnitude ≥6 and adequate records, 88%–94% were preceded by reported foreshock activity within 120 days before the mainshock. Considering a 30-day timeframe, 82%–88% of the events had reported foreshock activity. For a five-day window, 76% of events had reported foreshocks; for three-day window, 71% of events had reported foreshocks; and for a one-day window, 47% of events had reported foreshocks. The foreshocks were commonly small- and moderate-size events, and measured magnitudes ranged from M 1.4 to M 6.1. Eight of these 17 earthquakes had foreshock sequences, and three of these were escalating foreshock sequences. One of the 17 events (1887 Carson Valley earthquake) had no reported foreshocks. The 1887 earthquake is an important reminder that even with the encouragingly high number of events with foreshocks in Nevada, damaging earthquakes will still occur without any apparent foreshock activity. Additionally, four of the 17 events only had reported foreshock activity within the hour before the mainshock; if this was all the foreshock activity for these events, it is a very short lead time. Twenty-two percent of larger earthquakes in Nevada were multiple events, and 17% were followed by a second M ≥6 earthquake within 12 hours. These observations have important emergency response and earthquake-preparedness safety implications.

The response of Nevadans to foreshock activity suggests the broader possibility that moderate events near communities can be used as windows of opportunity for earthquake preparedness. Such preparedness can have great short-term benefits should a strong earthquake occur and long-term benefits for future earthquakes.

You can read the article here:

http://srl.geoscienceworld.org/content/85/3/601.extract

http://srl.geoscienceworld.org/content/85/3/601.full.pdf+html

Availability of Mineral Resources for Society—by Jon Price

Disponibilidad y retos actuales de los recursos minerales para la sociedad. Availability of mineral resources for society. [includes abridged English version], by J.G. Price and J.A. Espi; Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Boletín Geológico y Minero, vol. 125, no. 1, 2014.

You can read the article here:

http://www.igme.es/internet/boletin/2014/125_1/2_ARTICULO%201.pdf

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