Archive | November 2012

Southern Eureka mining district– new geologic map

Open-File Report 12-6
Preliminary geologic map of the southern Eureka mining district, Eureka and White Pine counties, Nevada
by Sean P. Long, Christopher D. Henry, John L. Muntean, Gary P. Edmondo, and Robert D. Thomas

A 1:24,000-scale, color preliminary geologic map of the southern Eureka mining district, and surrounding areas of the northern Fish Creek Range, southern Mountain Boy Range, and southern Diamond Range, with description of 80 geologic units and 3 cross sections. This map represents a significant reinterpretation of the structural style, kinematics, and geometry of the Eureka mining district.

$38.00–set of two 1:24,000-scale color plates, both 55 x 39 inches, rolled or folded
$19.00–plate 1 (map and cross section A)
$19.00–plate 2 (cross sections B and C)
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Desert Peak quadrangle–new geologic map


Open-File Report 12-5
Preliminary geologic map of the Desert Peak quadrangle, Churchill County, Nevada
by James E. Faulds, Alan R. Ramelli, Larry J. Garside, Mark F. Coolbaugh, and Heather L. Green

A 1:24,000-scale, color preliminary geologic map of the Desert Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle in Churchill County, Nevada with descriptions of 102 geologic units and three cross sections. Locations of geothermal wells are also included. The Desert Peak quadrangle incorporates much of the northern Hot Springs Mountains, which contain one of the larger geothermal anomalies in the Great Basin. The quadrangle includes the Desert Peak geothermal system and associated power plant, the easternmost part of the Brady’s geothermal field, and the western part of the Desert Queen geothermal system. It also includes one operating diatomite mine and much of the currently inactive Desert Queen mining district.

1:24,000-scale color plate, 51×27 inches, rolled or folded, $19.00

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Discover Science Lecture Series (College of Science, UNR)

People have asked about science and geology lectures on campus, so we are passing on this information from the College of Science and the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering. These lectures are too good to miss.

“Established in 2010, the Discover Science lecture series brings renowned scientists from all over the country to the University of Nevada, Reno campus to present their knowledge to the community in a series of engaging and free lectures at the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.”

“Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown,” Jeff Thompson, dean of the College of Science, said. “Join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists on the planet visit Nevada for our Discover Science Lecture Series.”

Geological Sciences Seminar Series

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering has a seminar series on Mondays. Here is a list of the upcoming lectures:

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

“Department Seminar, TODAY, Monday, November 19th, 3 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Central Washington University
A field geologist’s view of northwest dextral shear and east-west extension in the Eastern California Shear Zone-Walker Lane Belt
Jeff is a really great structural geologist that works on a wide variety of tectonic problems. To learn more about his research, check out his website:

See you all TODAY in DMS 104. Department social hour will follow in LME 322D.” (e-mail from Stacia Gordon)