Preliminary geologic map of the Kelly Creek area, Humboldt, Elko, and Lander counties, Nevada

Author: Joseph A. Laravie

Year: 2018

Series: Open-File Report 2018-06

Version: supersedes Open-File Report 2005-01

Format: 2 plates and text: plate 1: 50.5 x 41 inches, color, with cross section; plate 2: 49 x 27 inches, color; text: 10 pages, color

Scale: 1:24,000


This 1:24,000-scale geologic map of the Kelly Creek area in Humboldt, Elko, and Lander counties, Nevada contains descriptions of 43 geologic units and one cross section in two plates. Accompanying text includes field observations and inferences, full unit descriptions, and references. This geologic map covers the Kelly Creek (Clover) valley, part of the Dry Hills, the western edge of the Snowstorm Mountains, and the northern part of the Red House Flat area. It updates a previous open-file report (OF2005-01), and now includes the Twin Creeks Mine area.

Plate 1 covers all of these two 1:24,000-scale quadrangles: Dry Hills South and The Knolls, and parts of these quadrangles: Dry Hills North, Kenny Creek (southern portions), Red House Flat East, and Elevenmile Well (far northern portions).

Plate 2 covers most of these two 1:24,000-scale quadrangles: Red House Flat East and Elevenmile Well and the northern third of Knight and Hot Pot quadrangles.

This publication was prepared with support from the Geological Society of Nevada.


Mining claim procedures for Nevada prospectors and miners (sixth edition)

Authors: Keith G. Papke and David A. Davis; sixth edition revisions by Christopher Ross, Ralston Pedersen, Rachel Micander, and Nathan Robison; illustrations by Larry Jacox and Jan Walker, with updates by Paula Robison and Rachel Micander

Year: 2019

Series: Special Publication 6

Version: supersedes previous editions: fifth edition (2002), fourth edition (1996), third edition (1987), second edition (1986), and first edition (1982)

Format: 71 pages


A guide for the prospector, providing information on locating lode and placer claims, locating a mill site, tunnel rights, patenting, amending and assessment work on mining claims; list of county recorders; and appendices of laws, notices certificates, and affidavits for the miner. The first edition of Special Publication 6 was published in 1982 and was based mainly on the 1971 Nevada State Mining Laws with a 1983 update sheet reflecting changes made by the 1983 Nevada State Legislature. The second edition, published in 1986, was based mainly on the 1985 Nevada State Mining Laws. The third edition reflected changes made by the 1987 Nevada State Legislature.

Nevada Geology Calendar 2019 Reprint—Back by Popular Demand!

If you tried to order the Nevada Geology Calendar 2019 and found that it was out of print, you are in luck.

The calendars have been reprinted (limited quantity) and are still available:

2019 UNR/NWRA Dinner Forum—February 13

Presented by Laura Crossey
University of New Mexico
2019 GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer

“Hydrochemistry and Geoscience Education at Grand Canyon and Beyond:
Who Knew Groundwater Hydrology Could Be So Complicated?”

Please click here for details and registration:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) Walk—February 9

Junior Naturalist Program: Geology and Volcanoes
Saturday, February 9

The TMPF will be exploring the geology of the Huffaker Hills area, and you are welcome to join the fun!

Chris Henry, NBMG expert in volcanology, has helped with several TMPF nature hikes in Huffaker Park and provided information for this walk.

You can sign up here for the “Geology and Volcanoes” walk:

You can also look forward to “Discover Your Parks Walks” again this Spring, or check out past walks for some hiking ideas. NBMG’s Jack Hursh has led some of these hikes.

“Discover Your Parks Walks (or DYP Walks) are hour-long guided walks where you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area.”–summer-evening-walks

2018-2019 Jahns Lecturer/UNR Campus Event—February 8

Deborah GreenYou Don’t Look Like a Geologist – A Conversation on Diversity (or the Lack Thereof) in Our Profession

Deborah Green, 2018-2019 GSA-AEG Jahns Lecturer February 8, 2019
UNR Campus Event, Noon on Friday
Please join us for pizza and soda at LME Room 417.

“Too many times as a young geologist I was told, “You don’t look like a geologist,” often by clients and even by my own company’s managers. I haven’t heard that comment in some years, and I hope that speaks to the fact that more women are studying geology and going on to careers in our field, so the face of a geologist isn’t necessarily male anymore. According to recent statistics from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in the Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report (Wilson, 2017), at least forty percent of geology graduates are women. However, we are still an overwhelmingly white profession (the same report indicates less than twelve percent of geology graduates identify themselves as belonging to underrepresented minority groups). There will be some statistics, but they’ll be a starting point to talk about why there is so little diversity in our field. Increasing diversity would expand the points of view team members bring to projects, and enrich the perspectives we use to solve the problems facing us. There is science that shows bringing diversity to our work is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Who better to have this conversation with than you, the students and young professionals, who will be leading our field as long-time professionals head toward retirement. Whenever possible, I will invite others to participate (people of differing races, genders and gender identities, age groups, and disciplines).”

2018-2019 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology, AEG Monthly Dinner Meeting, Thursday – February 7, 2019

SPEAKER: Deborah Green
TOPIC: A Tale of Two Waste Sites

Deborah Green holds geology degrees from the University of Rochester and the Center for Engineering Geology at Texas A&M. She’s a licensed professional geologist with over 30 years of experience working on environmental and engineering projects across the United States. More than 20 of those years, she was a self-employed consultant. Now, semi-retired, she’s written a novel whose protagonist is an engineering geologist working on a dam with a problematic foundation. For a more detailed Abstract and Biography, please CLICK HERE.

“I’m Deborah Green, and I’m happy to be named the 2018-2019 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology. The lectureship is supported by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Environmental and Engineering Geology Division (EEGD) of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The purpose of the lectureship is to promote student awareness of Applied Geology. It is named for Richard H. Jahns, who was a professor at Caltech from 1946-1960, Pennsylvania State University from 1960-1965, and served as dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford from 1965-1979. At Stanford, he established a new department, Applied Earth Sciences, blending traditional geology studies with applied aspects of the geosciences. Professor Jahns was known for his challenging field courses, his practical inclinations, his superior mapping skills, and his wit. The Jahns Lectureship has been awarded jointly by AEG and GSA annually since 1988. I’m particularly pleased to be the second woman Jahns Lecturer, and I hope we’ll have more in the near future.”

Past Jahns Lecturers:

The Bar is sponsored, and we are providing complimentary dinners to the first three students who submit RSVP’s. Any additional students will be charged $25.

RSVP here:

Please give us a 48 Hour Cancellation Notice if you are not able to attend. “No shows” without proper notification will be charged. You will be responsible for your invited guests who do not comply with the cancellation request.  Thank you.

Students sponsored by Newfields. Social hour sponsored by Doug and Merrily Graham.

Cost: Members: $30.00 ~ Non-Members: $32.00 ~ Students: $25.00