Latest NBMG biennial report now available

OF10-14 – Biennial report of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology2010 Executive SummaryThe Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) stimulates economic diversification and development in the state, saves lives, and protects property from natura…

OF10-14 – Biennial report of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
2010

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Executive Summary
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) stimulates economic diversification and development in the state, saves lives, and protects property from natural disasters. NBMG is the statewide research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno that serves as the state geological survey. NBMG’s mission, to provide the state’s needs for geological and energy- and mineral-resource information and research, is defined in its enabling legislation. Established by the Nevada Legislature as a department within the public service division of the Nevada System of Higher Education, NBMG is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the College of Science and one of the Statewide Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno. NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports that focus on the economic development, public safety, and quality of life in urban and rural areas of Nevada.

 URBAN GROWTH – NATURAL HAZARDS AND ECONOMIC STABILITY

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Subsidence and Fissures due to Groundwater Withdrawal
  • All Hazards

MINERAL, ENERGY, AND WATER RESOURCES VITAL TO ECONOMIC EXPANSION

  • Precious and Base Metals 
  •  Industrial Minerals, including Construction Raw Materials
  • Geothermal Energy and Other Forms of Renewable Energy
  •  Petroleum
  • Uranium

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  • Mercury and Other Chemical Hazards from Historical Mining and Natural Sources
  • Global Change
  • Waste Isolation
  • Riparian Restoration

SCIENCE TO UNDERPIN THE APPLICATIONS

  • Geologic Framework – With Applications in Resources, Hazards, and Environment
  •  Tectonics and Earth Processes
  • Global Geodesy

EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH TO THE PUBLIC

  • Outreach to the General Public, K-12 Teachers, and Students
  • Outreach to Professionals

This report provides details on the activities of NBMG scientists and support staff during the past two years. The University of Nevada, Reno is strategically planning for the future, and this report incorporates key elements of NBMG’s strategic plan for the next five to ten years. As indicated in the lists of publications, research grants, and other professional activity, NBMG has been highly productive and valuable to the State of Nevada. In accordance with Nevada Revised Statute 514.070, which calls for a biennial report on NBMG activities, it is my pleasure to transmit this report on behalf of the NBMG staff.

Jonathan G. Price
State Geologist and Director


Read more of this report:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/of1014.pdf (web version only)

or learn more about NBMG:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu

 

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