Archive | July 2018

Job Announcement from BLM—Mining Engineer: Closing Tomorrow!

A message from Daniel Atkinson, BLM: “The BLM is currently recruiting for a mining engineer in Battle Mountain, Nevada.  I believe geological engineers would meet the requirements, as well.  Applicants must meet the educational requirements and have one year of experience in any combination of the following: serve as a specialist performing work in minerals exploration, development & production activities such as review/prepare exploration plans or the extraction of minerals, evaluate mineral resources, inspect mining operations & reclamation activities.”

Job Information—Mining Engineer:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503061600
Closing date: July 24, 2018

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NMEC 2018 Great Basin Rendezvous—September 13–16

The 6th Annual Great Basin Rendezvous registration is now available!

“It is that time of year again to begin sign-up for Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition’s 2018 Great Basin Rendezvous. This year, we have added an extra day to the front, so the GBR will be held from Thursday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Camp Lamoille in the Ruby Mountains. The cost for an NMEC member is $20.00 and for a non-member is $100.00 (includes a 1 year NMEC membership – good through 2019). Additional family members are $10.00.

For those of you who have never been to Camp Lamoille in the Ruby Mountains, it is situated in a beautiful glacial valley located approximately 25 miles southeast of Elko, Nevada.”

On Saturday, September 15 there will be a “9:00 AM field trip led by Larry Garside, Research Geologist Emeritus, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. This will be a driving field trip focusing on geology of the Ruby Mountains with added historical discussions from the town of Lamoille, up and over Secret Pass, south along the east flank of the Rubies, up and over Harrison pass…” (from NMEC website)

To sign up, please go to the NVMEC website:
https://www.nvmec.org/gbrregistration

New Open-File Report—in Elko County

Subsurface Trenching Investigation in Support of the Barrick Goldstrike N. Carlin Trend Structure Project
by Richard D. Koehler and Colin M. Chupik
Year: 2018
Series: Open-File Report 18-2
Format: text: 18 pages, color; 12 plates: 11 x 17 inches, color
Scale: 1:60
View/download/purchase

Surface geomorphic analyses and subsurface geologic trenching was conducted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at a site in the Tuscarora Mountains in Elko County, Nevada within the northern Carlin Trend. The purpose of the investigation was to assess the presence or absence of active faults, refine previous bedrock mapping, and document the locations of stratigraphic contacts and the character of faults and other discontinuities. Surficial evidence of Quaternary faulting was not observed in the project area; however, the Southeast Sheep Creek Range fault and the Tuscarora fault zone project towards the site. Two east-west oriented trenches were excavated for a total exposure of ~3,000 feet (~915 meters). Bedrock exposed in the trenches included the Devonian Slaven Formation and the Tertiary Carlin Formation. Numerous small displacement faults, joints, and other discontinuities associated with carbonate seams and secondary mineralization were documented. A well-developed textural B soil horizon is developed across the entire exposure indicating that tectonic deformation predates the late Pleistocene. Together, the results provide information applicable to refining bedrock maps and improving regional and local structural models.

Job Announcements from BLM

A message from BLM: We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2018-0032;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  (USD) $73,375 – (USD) $95,388;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/24/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120399

Job Description:  Geologist;
Announcement Number:  NM Merit-2018-0066;
Location(s) of position:  Norman, OK, US;
Salary:  (USD) $73,375 – (USD) $95,388;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/24/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120698

Job Description:  Petroleum Engineer;
Announcement Number:  NM Merit-2018-0064;
Location(s) of position:  Carlsbad, NM, US;
Salary:  (USD) $48,403 – (USD) $111,618; Applications will be accepted until:  07/18/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120630

Job Description:  Petroleum Engineer;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2018-0039;
Location(s) of position:  Carlsbad, NM, US;
Salary:  (USD) $43,328 – (USD) $68,895;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/18/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120629

Job Description:  Planning and Environmental Coordinator (Recent Graduate);
Announcement Number:  NM-PTHWYS-2018-0012;
Location(s) of position:  Socorro, NM, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,218 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/19/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120626

Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2018-0100;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,812 – (USD) $80,358;
Applications will be accepted until:  07/27/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.monstergovt.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=120708

Shake Out—Don’t Freak Out! October 18, 2018

A message from the Great Nevada ShakeOut: “International ShakeOut Day is October 18, but you can also take action right now to prepare to survive and recover! Start with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, share the drill manuals and other guides on the ShakeOut Resources page, and participate in the ShakeOut conversation on social media with #ShakeOut. We’re all in this together – what we do now determines how well we bounce back from the next significant earthquake!”

ShakeOut
https://www.shakeout.org/index.html

https://www.shakeout.org/nevada/

Louise Sattler of SigningFamilies.com explains the importance of ShakeOut, in sign language, open captioning, and voice!

ShakeOut Information in Sign Language, by Signing Families with Louise Sattler
https://www.shakeout.org/california/resources/videos.html


Learn More About Earthquakes

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, IRIS, has a great collection of resources communicating and educating about earthquake science. Visit IRIS.edu to navigate to animations, videos, lesson plans, and more!

Latest News from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory

[June 18, 2018] New paper published on the August 24, 2014 M6.0 South Napa Earthquake

“A new paper published by Nevada Geodetic Laboratory Graduate Student Meredith Kraner uses data from high‐precision continuous GPS stations to observe a 3 mm horizontal expansion of the Earth’s crust prior to and in the vicinity of the August 2014 M6.0 South Napa earthquake. The study is a collaboration with William Holt from Stony Brook University, and Adrian Borsa from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The analysis looks at eight years of continuous GPS data leading up to the earthquake and finds that this pattern of horizontal crustal extension repeats every summer. The effect releases pressure on faults in the West Napa fault system, making them more likely to slip during the summer months. We speculate that large seasonal variability in the amount of groundwater in the Sonoma and Napa Valley subbasins may contribute to the observed changes.

Read more in the paper, which has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth and is available online here:

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2017JB015420

Also see features from the AGU, AP news, KCBS radio, and Live Science.” (from NGL website)

NBMG Rock Star—Thank You to John Churchill

Reno geologist John Churchill recently surprised us with bags and buckets of beautiful minerals to be used in our rock kits:

http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Some-Nevada-rocks-and-minerals-p/c1.htm

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, John! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will certainly enhance our rock kits.