Job Announcements from BLM

A 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.

Job Description:  Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security);
Announcement Number:  NOC Merit-2018-0082;
Location(s) of position:  Location Negotiable After Selection, US;
Salary:  (USD) $121,280 – (USD) $157,663; Applications will be accepted until:  06/21/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV Merit-2018-0242;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,812 – (USD) $80,358;
Applications will be accepted until:  06/13/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  UT-DEU-2018-0026;
Location(s) of position:  West Valley City, UT, US;
Salary:  (USD) $50,598 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  05/31/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

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Free BLM Workshop on Public Mining Claims—June 28—RSVP by June 8

A message from BLM: “The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada, will be holding a free workshop to provide guidance and tips on public mining claims, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

The workshop will cover topics including locating, mapping and filing claims, land status, transfers of interest, waivers and annual maintenance fees, bonding and surface disturbance.

“There is a lot of information regarding mining claims and having BLM staff on hand to answer questions at workshops like this is a way for the BLM to improve customer service,” said Lacy Trapp, acting Branch Chief for BLM Nevada’s Solid Mineral Resource division.

Space is limited for the workshop and those interested should RSVP by June 8. To RSVP or for more information contact Tina Chafin at cchafin@blm.gov or call 775-861-6636.”

Details here:
https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-host-free-mining-claim-workshop-june-28

Related links:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Mining-claim-procedures-for-NV-p/sp006.htm
http://minerals.nv.gov/Programs/Mining/Mining/

AAPG 2018 Annual Meeting—Highlights from NBMG

“NBMG geologists Mike Ressel and Chris Henry presented posters about the Eocene Elko Formation, Elko Basin, and oil potential in northeast Nevada at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake City.  Chris’ poster was about the regional setting and geographic extent of the Elko Formation and basin. Mike’s poster was prepared with his graduate student Elizabeth Hollingsworth and grew out of their work on the geology of the southern Carlin trend, where many rocks previously mapped as Paleozoic conglomerates turn out to be Eocene.  Consulting geologists Jerry Walker and Bill Ehni, along with Chris Henry, also displayed core from Noble Energy’s recent drilling in the Elko Basin at the meeting.  Noble drilled four wells to depths of 9,100 to more than 11,000 feet and produced oil from two wells.  Although Noble backed away from exploration because of low prices at the time, their work demonstrates significant oil potential in the Elko Basin.  Noble submitted core and cuttings from these wells to the Bureau, which curates them at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library under a program with the Nevada Division of Minerals.  Showing the Noble – Elko core was part of AAPG’s overall “Core Like Never Before” display at the meeting, which presented core from lacustrine hydrocarbon plays worldwide.  We thank the Utah Geological Survey and Utah Core Research Center for extensive help in transporting and displaying the core.  Along with lots of talks and posters, the meeting had numerous exhibits including a spectacular showing of dinosaur skeletons by the Natural History Museum of Utah.  Chris’ grandson Vaughn thought the dinosaurs were great.” (from Chris Henry)

Poster by Elizabeth R. Hollingsworth, Michael W. Ressel, and Christopher D. Henry (Abstract 2857261)
Early Coarse Clastic Deposition in the Western Elko Basin, Piñon Range, Northeastern Nevada: Implications for Basin Evolution and Petroleum Potential
http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/public/freedownloads/misc/posters/Hollingsworth_etal_AAPG_2018May20poster.pdf

Poster by Christopher D. Henry (Abstract 2857031)
The Eocene Elko Basin and Elko Formation, NE Nevada: Paleotopographic Controls on Area, Thickness, Facies Distribution, and Petroleum Potential
http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/public/freedownloads/misc/posters/HenryAAPGPoster_20180530.pdf

View photos of the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition here. 

View core and cuttings at GBSSRL:
If you would like to view the Noble core—or any core or cuttings located at NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, please contact David Davis for an appointment:
Phone: 775-682-8767
Email: ddavis@unr.edu

Ophir Creek Landslide/Flood—May 30 Anniversary (1983)

Landslide-Induced Flooding at Ophir Creek, Washoe County, Western Nevada, May 30, 1983
By Patrick A. Glancy and John W. Bell

“Rapid spilling of 22 acre-feet of water down the steep, 3-mile channel of Ophir Creek killed one, injured four, and destroyed or damaged five houses. Flow evolved into debris flow en route, and compounded in volume over 30 times.”

Read USGS document here (from 2003): https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1617/report.pdf

New 2018 HAZUS Report

Updated Assessment of Risks and Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in Nevada
By Irene M. Seelye, Bunny L. Bishop, Rachel Micander, and Sydney Wilson
Year: 2018
Series: Open-File Report 2018-01
Version: supersedes Open-File Reports 2007-02, 2010-03, and 2013-03
Format: online only; 16 pages, color, 3.26 MB; contains 103 additional linked pages
View/download: http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Updated-assess-flood-haz-2018-p/of2018-01.htm

This report is a summary of the HAZUS results for flood scenarios modeled along seven major rivers in Nevada. It was produced in conjunction with the updating of the State of Nevada Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2018. This report contains 16 pages of text which include 9 full-color map figures. There are 103 links throughout the document that open related PDF files containing the detailed HAZUS-generated result reports. Those PDFs will download in a folder alongside this report. This report supersedes Open-File Reports 07-2, 10-3, and 13-3.

Job Announcement from BLM

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.

Job Description:  Physical Scientist (Air);
Announcement Number:  MT-DEU-2018-0049;
Location(s) of position:  Billings, MT, US;
Salary:  (USD) $73,375 – (USD) $95,388;
Applications will be accepted until:  05/15/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Mining Myths, Mining Realities—Opening Thursday, May 10

A message from Julie Hill (Mackay School for Earth Sciences and Engineering): the Shared History Program and the Students of History 311 have put together a wonderful exhibit: Mining Myths, Mining Realities, opening Thursday, May 10th at Lincoln Hall, Room #120 on the UNR Campus beginning at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Dr. Anita Watson of the History Department reached out to Mackay for help on this project, and many of our Executive Advisory Board members, faculty, and greater Mining Community stepped up to help. Some of our Mackay professionals were interviewed by History 311 students as part of this oral history project. Thank you, Mackay Community for helping to make this a success!