Archive | May 2010

New at NBMG: SP35 – A Geologic and Natural History Tour through Nevada and Arizona along U.S. highway 93, with GPS coordinates

by Joseph V. Tingley, Kris A. Pizarro, Christopher Ross, and Philip A. Pearthree, illustrations by Kris Pizarro, publication design by Shelly deLaureal and Jack P. Hursh (2010) 



The latest in a series of guidebooks published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and is cosponsored by the Arizona Geological Survey. In this new guidebook are stories of the rocks, plants, animals, and historical places and events as they unfold along U.S. Highway 93 between Wickenburg, Arizona and Jackpot, Nevada. The tour begins in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, travels through parts of the Mojave Desert, crosses the Great Basin, and ends at Nevada’s northern border. Interesting side trips take you to mining towns, a national recreation area, a national park, the northern edge of the Basin and Range Province, and even a spot where you can see evidence of “an alien from space.” The new guidebook is published in 8.5- by 11-inch, landscape, spiral-bound format. The work is illustrated with sketches, over 260 black and white photos, and 12 spectacular color plates that document features described in the text. Detailed route maps are included. A table in the back lists GPS coordinates that correspond with sites of interest noted throughout the text.

NBMG Special Publication 35, 175 pages, 12 color plates, 260 b/w photos, numerous illustrations and maps, plastic coil binding, $27.95  Buy now!


New at NBMG: OF10-4 – Geologic Terrane Map of Nevada (2 plates)

by A. Elizabeth Jones Crafford (2010)  

Plate 1 is a 1:500,000-scale map illustrating the Paleozoic and Mesozoic geologic history of Nevada as defined by Crafford (2007). Plate 2 is a series of 1:3,000,000-scale time slices illustrating tectonic events between the evolving continental margin in Nevada and accreted terranes outboard of the margin. The maps are derived primarily from the Geologic Map of Nevada 1:500,000-scale compilation by Stewart and Carlson (USGS, 1978) and the 1:250,000-scale county geologic maps (NBMG, various dates), plus other sources.



Available on the Web – Plate 1 – Plate 2 

Open-File Report 10-4, set of 2 color plates, $35.00  Buy Now!

 Open-File Report 10-4a, plate 1 only, $20.00  Buy Now!

Geologic terrane map of Nevada (plate 1 of 2)
54×65-inch color plate, scale 1:500,000 

Open-File Report 10-4b, plate 2 only, $20.00  Buy Now!

Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic domains (plate 2 of 2)
54×64-inch color plate

 All plates are available rolled only.

New at NBMG: M170 – Nevada active mines and energy producers

by Ronald H. Hess and David A. Davis (2010)


Data compilation at 1:1,000,000.

Available free on the Web at

Map 170, 29.25 x 26.25-inch color plate, $5.00   Buy Now!



OF10-5 – Nevada active mines and energy producers with mining district names
by Ronald H. Hess and David A. Davis (2010)

Data compilation at 1:1,000,000.

Available free on the Web at

Open-File Report 10-5, 32×36-inch color plate, $16.00  Buy Now!

New at NBMG: M169 – Geologic map of the Vicksburg Canyon quadrangle, Humboldt County, Nevada

by Joseph P. Colgan, Sandra J. Wyld, and James E. Wright (2010)


A 1:24,000-scale, color geologic map of the Vicksburg Canyon 7.5’ quadrangle in Humboldt County, Nevada with descriptions of 27 geologic units and two cross sections. Accompanying text includes full unit descriptions and references.

Available free on the Web at

Map 169, one 33.5×30.5-inch color plate, 5 pages of text (B&W), $18.00  Buy Now!