The new Nevada Geology Calendar 2016 is now available!
Jack Hursh, Jennifer Vlcan, Chris Henry, and Nick Hinz have created another beautiful calendar this year—with help from the many great photographers across the state who submitted photos for the calendar.
This 12-month calendar (January 2016 through December 2016) features a different geologic topic each month: Lamoille Canyon, Esmeralda Badlands, Spheroidal Weathering, Flash Floods, Caves, Nightingale Mountains, Hot Springs and Geothermal Energy, Lunar Crater Volcanic Field, Pyroclastic-Fall Tuffs, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, Carson Range Faults, Spring Valley State Park, and Geocaching and EarthCaching.
This year’s Earth Science Week is October 11-17, 2015 and will celebrate the theme “Visualizing Earth’s Systems.”
NBMG participates in Earth Science Week by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. The field trip is free to the public! Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer, and a GPS receiver (optional). The day’s activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
Most of the stops will involve very short walks from the car. The longest hike will be about two miles round trip along the Mt. Rose trail, beginning and ending at the Mount Rose Highway summit.
This year NBMG will lead a trip to look at recently completed mapping of the Mount Rose quadrangle which covers an area from north shore of Lake Tahoe to north Mount Rose proper, east into the Mount Rose Ski Area, and west to the NV/CA state line. Our journey will have stops along the Mount Rose Highway (including Mount Rose summit), in Incline Village, and along the north shore of Lake Tahoe. We will look at the history of volcanoes, glaciers, and faults that have built and continue to build the landscape we see today.
There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about geocaching and EarthCaching—a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS devices. If you have a hand-held GPS unit, please bring it.
For questions about the field trip, please call Nick Hinz at 775-784-1446.