Closure of the NBMG Analytical Laboratory

Due to significant budget cuts, the NBMG Analytical Laboratory will close on June 30, 2012. However, NBMG can provide a list of commercial laboratories that routinely do analytical work for industry, and NBMG staff can assist Nevada residents with…

Due to significant budget cuts, the NBMG Analytical Laboratory will close on June 30, 2012.  However, NBMG can provide a list of commercial laboratories that routinely do analytical work for industry, and NBMG staff can assist Nevada residents with quality assurance and interpretation of the results.  Quality assurance includes standard reference materials, (for which multiple laboratories have reported consistent results), duplicates (two splits of the same sample), and blanks (samples of random rocks, such as basalt or granite that are unlikely to contain ore). NBMG will continue to sell standard reference materials for gold, silver, and some trace elements.  Information on obtaining these reference materials is provided below. 

The last day that samples will be accepted for testing will be May 8, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Mario Desilets:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Staff/Desilets.html

phone: (775) 682-8774

e-mail: desilets@unr.edu

NBMG Analytical Laboratory web page:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Departments/AnalyticalLab/index.html

New hours of operation (effective April 23, 2012)

Due to budget cuts, beginning April 23, 2012, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed on Mondays. http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Departments/GBSSRL/d…

Due to budget cuts, beginning April 23, 2012, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed on Mondays.

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Departments/GBSSRL/docs/GBSSRL_map_directions.pdf

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ContactUs.html

Our new hours of operation for walk-in and phone customers will be Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors close at 4:00, so please make all of your purchases by 3:30.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

You are invited to an open discussion

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has provided many essential services and products to the state and its citizens for more than 100 years. It is an essential organization to the geological community and the general public. In June of 2012 the…

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has provided many essential services and products to the state and its citizens for more than 100 years. It is an essential organization to the geological community and the general public. 

 

In June of 2012 these services and products will be severely curtailed unless a solution to the problem is found. 

In order to promote ongoing discussions addressing this problem, The Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition will host an Open Forum Panel discussion intended to identify and evaluate possible solutions and we welcome your input.  Co-hosts of the event include all of the stakeholder organizations who benefit from the work of the NBM&G as listed below.

Venue: Elks Club, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, Nevada
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  

Agenda: 1:00-2:30 PM – Statement of the problem and solution ideas: Lew Gustafson, Jon Price and others 

2:30-2:45 PM – Refreshment break – sponsored by hosting organizations
2:45-4:30 PM – Identify the final one or two proposals and an action plan
4:30-whenever – Break out sessions as determined

Registration: free (please RSVP to tysonfalk@gmail.com)

Co Hosts: Geological Society of Nevada
Nevada Petroleum Society
Nevada Mining Association
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
Nevada Division of Minerals
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

You may also like to attend the Geological Society of Nevada  membership meeting at 6:00 PM at the same venue (www.gsnv.org for information).

Thank you for your support of NBMG!

NBMG: Nevada’s Public Safety and Economic Development Threatened by Proposed Budget Cuts

NBMG released a factsheet detailing how the proposed budget cuts to the agency will affect the state’s public safety and economic development. The factsheet is available on the NBMG website in pdf format:http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/NBMG_BudgetFa…

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NBMG released a factsheet detailing how the proposed budget cuts to the agency will affect the state’s public safety and economic development. The factsheet is available on the NBMG website in pdf format:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/NBMG_BudgetFactsheet_2011April20.pdf

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu

Support for NBMG and state geological surveys

NBMG featured in Science 2.0 article about proposed cuts http://www.science20.com/planetbye/natural_hazards_are_nevada_leaders_about_commit_political_suicide-77730 http://www.science20.com (NBMG is a featured article as of April 2.) SME opposes fu…

NBMG featured in Science 2.0 article about proposed cuts
http://www.science20.com/planetbye/natural_hazards_are_nevada_leaders_about_commit_political_suicide-77730

http://www.science20.com (NBMG is a featured article as of April 2.)

SME opposes funding cuts to NBMG
In comments submitted March 23 to the president of the University of Nevada, Reno, SME opposes the proposed cuts in state funding from $2.1 million to $1.0 million per year for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. (SME eNews; Vol. 11, Issue 6; March 31, 2011)
http://www.smenet.org/enews/

AIPG supports strong state geological surveys
IMPORTANCE AND FUTURE ROLES OF STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS (AIPG white paper)
http://www.aipg.org/membership/Role%20of%20State%20Geological%20Surveys%202010-11-30%20final.pdf

 

Support letters from around the world
Letters in support of NBMG poured in over recent weeks and were included in an appendix of a document released by NBMG in response to the proposed cuts. The document is available on the NBMG website

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Response_to_curricular_review_of_NBMG.pdf

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/NBMGatRisk.html

NBMG’s response to the proposed cuts

NBMG faculty and classified staff have prepared a document in response to the University of Nevada, Reno curricular review proposal. This document is available in .pdf format on the NBMG website, http://www.nbmg.unr.edu or directly at http://www.n…

NBMG faculty and classified staff have prepared a document in response to the University of Nevada, Reno curricular review proposal. This document is available in .pdf format on the NBMG website, http://www.nbmg.unr.edu or directly at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Response_to_curricular_review_of_NBMG.pdf

In addition to the response document, testimony from NBMG Director and State Geologist, Jon Price, was presented yesterday before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Joint Subcommittee on K-12 Education/Higher Education. This testimony is also available on the NBMG website or directly at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/TESTIMONYbyJonPrice31March2011.pdf Copies of NBMG Special Publication 27, Living with Earthquakes in Nevada, were also given to joint committee members.

For more information about the budget situation at NBMG, please see http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/NBMGatRisk.html

Worldwide recognition and support for NBMG and NGL

As a reaction to the proposed disproportional cut of more than 50% of the state-funded budget of NBMG, more than 110 letters of support for NBMG were sent to the UNR President from national and international agencies, universities, and individuals…

As a reaction to the proposed disproportional cut of more than 50% of the state-funded budget of NBMG, more than 110 letters of support for NBMG were sent to the UNR President from national and international agencies, universities, and individuals. Read selected quotes …; Read more quotes …; see overview of all letters.

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