Job Announcements from BLM

A message from BLM: We are pleased to announce a new, exciting position 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.

Geologist/Mining Engineer (Interdisciplinary), GS-1350/0880-12
Announcement No: ID-DEU-2019-0005
Opens: 11/16/2018
Closes:  11/30/2018
Location:  Idaho Falls District, Pocatello, Idaho
Full Performance Level:  GS-12
Moving expenses are not authorized.
A relocation bonus of up to $30,000 may be authorized with 2 years of service commitment. Other incentives may be authorized. Open to all U.S. citizens.
To apply, click on this link:

Fallon Naval Air Station—Draft EIS Available for Review and Comment

“The Draft EIS is now available for public review and comment. The comment period is open from Nov. 16, 2018, to Jan. 15, 2019. The public is encouraged to submit comments on the Draft EIS during this period.

The Navy is holding seven public meetings from Dec. 10-13, 2018, to inform the public about the proposed modernization and the results of the environmental impact analysis.

All comments and feedback need to be submitted and postmarked by no later than January 15, 2019.

AEG Foundation Shlemon Specialty Conference—March 28–29, 2019

State of the Science: Investigation of Active Faults in the Basin and Range Province
UNLV Campus, Las Vegas, Nevada
MARCH 28-29, 2019
In Honor of Dr. Burt Slemmons (1922-2017)

Keynote Speaker: Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist

Who Should Attend: Practitioners, Researchers, Students, State Survey Representatives, Federal Researchers
Capacity: Limited to 75 participants
Day One: 30-minute presentations with time for comment and discussion
Day Two: Field trip to fault locations in the Las Vegas area

Call for Abstracts!
Please have a backup author prepared to give your presentation should you not be able to attend.
Your abstract will be reviewed for subject and format appropriateness; notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent by February 1, 2019.

John H. Peck: 702-556-5229,
Gary Luce: 775-883-1600,

SHLEMON CONFERENCES are sponsored by the AEG Foundation and are supported by a generous gift from Roy Shlemon. The conferences are meant to engage leading researchers and practitioners in the subject field of scientific endeavor in order to advance the state of knowledge. For more information, go to .

AEG Holiday Party and Fund Raiser—Thursday, December 13

TOPIC: “Overview of NBMG & Dynamic Geologic Landscapes”
Why is Nevada in Hot Water? Living on the Edge in a Rapidly Evolving Landscape
SPEAKER: Dr. James E. Faulds,
Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada State Geologist

ABSTRACT: Dr. Faulds will provide a brief overview of the mission of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, which serves as the state geological survey of Nevada.  He’ll then discuss our dynamic geologic setting and rapidly evolving landscapes, including the origin of Lake Tahoe, our vast geothermal resources, and the likelihood that our region may eventually reside on a major plate tectonic boundary.

BIO: Dr. Faulds is the Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, State Geologist of Nevada, and a professor at UNR.  He has been analyzing major fault zones in Nevada and elsewhere for about 30 years.  In the past 10+ years, much of his research has focused on how faults control geothermal energy resources.

COST: Members: $27.00, Non-Members: $30.00, Students: $20.00

Student dinners are sponsored by Wood Rodgers. We are providing complimentary dinners to the first three students who submit RSVP’s. Any additional students will be charged $20.

Social Hour is sponsored by Doug and Merrily Graham.

Please give us a 48-hour cancellation notice if you are not able to attend. “No shows” without proper notification will be charged. Thank you.

The monthly chapter meetings are held on the 2nd or 3rd Thursdays of every month, unless notified otherwise.

DGSE Geoscience Seminar at UNR—Monday, December 3  

Plankton Evolution: A Perspective from the Deep-Sea Microfossil Record
Dr. Dave Lazarus
Curator of Micropaleontology, Berlin Museum of Natural History (Museum für Naturkunde)
Monday, December 3
Davidson Math & Science Center (DMS, UNR) Room 105, 4:00 PM
Coffee and snacks will be provided at 3:30 PM.

Dr. Lazarus is one of the world’s leading micropaleontological researchers. He earned his PhD from Columbia University/Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory, and has gone on to publish extensively on the taxonomy and evolution of radiolarians, biostratigraphy, paleoceanography, and the applications of information technology to paleontology. Since 1996, he has been the curator of micropaleontology at the Berlin Museum of Natural History, where he conducts a wide variety of research related to fossil marine plankton.

DGSE Seminars:

AEMA Annual Meeting in Spokane—December 2–7, 2018
December 2-7, 2018
Spokane, WA

If you are attending the conference, we hope you will stop by one of these Nevada booths:

Here are some of the presentations from the State of Nevada:

SESSION TIMES: 2:00 – 5:30 COFFEE BREAK 3:35 – 4:20
Area of Interest – Mineral Deposits, Geology & Exploration
Chaired by: Rich Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV

“Session Description: Want to hear about exploration and mining activities for the past year in Western States and Provinces? In this all-day session, Economic Geologists from Western US States and Canadian Provinces will report on the exploration and development activities in metals and industrials for the past year in their respective areas. These specialists will also provide their insight into new mineral commodities and areas which are experiencing activity, and opportunities and challenges.”

  • Nevada Mineral Exploration and Production Update, John Muntean, Director, Center for Research in Economic Geology; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
  • Results of a Study on Ore Tolling and Copper Concentrate Processing in Nevada, Richard Perry, Administrator, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV

SESSION TIMES: 2:15 – 5:45 COFFEE BREAK 3:50 – 4:35

  • In Data we Trust: Enter Accurately, Process, Quickly and Present Clearly OR Transforming Mouse Clicks to Money: Lucia Patterson, GIS / Field Specialist – Geologist, Nevada Division of Minerals, Carson City, NV

NBMG Welcomes Emily O’Dean—Geoscience Data Manager

A message from Dr. Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist: We are very pleased to welcome a new staff member to NBMG—Emily O’Dean.

Emily O’Dean recently joined the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno as the Geoscience Data Manager. She received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. After completing her degree, she worked as a software developer and quality engineer at SaaS (Software as a Service) startup companies in Santa Barbara, California. As a full-stack engineer, she designed and implemented systems from database schemas to front-end user experiences.

After five years in software, Emily went on to pursue her MSc in Forest Ecology at California Polytechnic State University where she applied her knowledge of complex systems to the study of forest ecosystems. Her research focused on quantifying the establishment and success of conifers in the Sierra Nevada and using computer modeling and simulation techniques to predict future range shifts. Upon completion of the program, she accepted a Data Science Fellowship at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), where she worked as the technical point of contact for researchers and working groups and assisted in managing data, instructing in data lifecycle best practices, performing statistical analyses, and presenting data through both static figures and interactive web applications. She was also a key player in the design and implementation of a new open science software portal for managing projects and disseminating data and results at NCEAS.

Emily is excited to join NBMG and apply her knowledge of database design and data workflow best-practices to managing and growing NBMG’s rich data stores. She will also utilize her software background in the design and implementation of new data dissemination portals to make NBMG’s data more available and discoverable.