1954 Fairview Peak and Dixie Valley Earthquakes — Anniversary December 16

December 16th was the anniversary of the 1954 Fairview Peak and Dixie Valley earthquakes. You can plan a trip to visit the site using this field trip pamphlet:

The great Highway 50 rock tour (2005 Earth Science Week field trip)

Major Mines of Nevada 2016 — Now available

Major mines of Nevada 2016: Mineral industries in Nevada’s economy|
Authors: Rich Perry and Mike Visher (Nevada Division of Minerals)
Year: 2017
Series: Pamphlet (Major Mines) P-28
Version: first edition
Format: 28 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches

This is the twenty-eighth of an annual series of summary reports on major mines of Nevada. Sand and gravel operations are not included. Information on employment and production for the calendar year 2016 was provided by the individual mine operators. The Nevada Division of Minerals maintains a complete register of Nevada mines. For further information, contact them at 400 W. King, Suite 106, Carson City, Nevada 89703 or call (775) 684-7040, fax (775) 684-7052, or visit their website at http://minerals.nv.gov .

Map locations of all major mines are shown and an overview of mineral production and its effect on Nevada’s economy is presented.

Publication Sales and Information Office – Closed December 22–29, 2017

The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed the week of December 22–29, 2017.

Please note the additional day of closure on Friday December 22.

No orders will be filled during this time period. If you will need any publications before January 2, 2018, please place those orders by December 19 to give us time to fill them before the week that we are closed.

Order online by December 19:


Order by phone by December 19:
775-682-8766 (Tues-Fri, 8-4, PST)

If you need to visit the Geological Society of Nevada office during the closure, please contact Laura Ruud:

The NBMG 2018 Nevada Geology Calendar is also available for sale at these locations in Reno—in case you need a last-minute gift during the times that our office is closed:

Wolf Store at UNR
Sundance Books and Music
The Flag Store

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing/downloading on our website:

You can view/download topo maps free on these pages:

National Geographic—FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps

We will be open our normal hours again on Tuesday January 2, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.