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New shopping cart—now online!


Our new shopping cart is now open for business:

The navigation tabs on the left side of the page provide helpful search hints for using the new cart.

Keyword Searches:

Spatial Searches:

Online Documents:
The “Online Documents” page has been merged into the new shopping cart. You can access the familiar “Online Documents” list by typing “dox” in the search box in the upper right corner of the cart. You may further limit your search results by adding another keyword to your original search phrase such as “dox Elko.” Look for the “Free Downloads” tab to the right of the “Description” tab. We are still adding some of the links.

Here are some notes about the new cart:
We welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement! The cart is still under construction. The data was parsed by computer and has not yet been checked for accuracy. If you find any missing links or information, please contact us and we will try to fix any problems as soon as we can.

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For now, the default selection in the “Sort by” dropdown menu is “Most Popular” which sorts by numerical order (for example, Bulletin 1 at the beginning of the list and B114 at the end). You can also use “Price” and “Title.” The last four options are not functional: Manufacturer, Newest, Oldest, and Availability.

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New cart discounts—this week

Get ready for that spring road trip! The first order (over $20) that we receive on our new cart will win their choice of one of these four NBMG guidebooks:





Also be sure to check out our Deal of the Day. We will be announcing these “Deal of the Day” offers in our new publication emails.

Thank you!

A big thank you goes to the following NBMG staff (listed alphabetically) who helped bring this shopping cart online: Jordan Hastings, Martha Henson, Ron Hess, Gary Johnson, Paul Malone, Jeremy Miera, Rachel Micander, Brian Minkin, Katie Ryan, Michael Tripp, Jennifer Vlcan, and Janell Woodward.

A special thanks goes to Jack Hursh for maintaining Dick Meeuwig’s original shopping cart for the past six years.

A final thanks goes to Jim Faulds and Craig dePolo for their support throughout the project.

Thank you to our customers, and we hope that you enjoy using the new cart.
Charlotte Stock
Publication Sales
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library
2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
phone (775) 682-8766
fax (775) 784-6690
Directions to office


Pacific Region Geospatial Data Announcements

The following message is forwarded from Drew Decker and Carol Ostergren at the U.S. Geological Survey.

smac list On Behalf Of Decker, Drew Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:58 AM Subject: [SMAC] Pacific Region geospatial data announcements

Hello everyone

Here are a few mapping-related announcements that you may be interested in:

  • National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) releases Web HEM Tool.  HEM stands for Hydrography Event Management and is a tool developed to help relate users’ data to the NHD network as events.  Please see announcement on pages 4 and 5 in the latest NHD Newsletter here:  http://nhd.usgs.gov/newsletters/News_13_6_April.pdf
  • New urban imagery is now available for a number of California cities.  The datasets are natural color and have a one foot resolution.  The data cover the Fresno, Modesto, Oxnard, Stockton, and Sacramento urban areas.  Data can be downloaded through the EarthExplorer site: earthexplorer.usgs.gov (all cities) and The National Map Viewer site: nationalmap.gov/viewer (all except Modesto).
  • USTopo maps go into production for CA and NV in December, 2014. Please consider validating structure points (hospitals, post offices, schools, etc.) through our National Map Corps program. Watch for upcoming webinars.  https://my.usgs.gov/confluence/display/nationalmapcorps/Home [Additional note: these new edition maps will include PLSS information.]


Carol Ostergren

Drew Decker


Drew Decker
Geospatial Liaison for Pacific Region
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
619-417-2879 cell
619-225-6101 fax
USNG 11S MS 8026 2158

New Geothermal Report

Open-File Report 12-3
Data tables and graphs of geothermal power production in Nevada, 1985-2011
by Lisa Shevenell, Jonathan G. Price, and Ronald H. Hess


This report summarizes statistics on geothermal power production in Nevada from initial plant construction in 1985 through 2011. Data are compiled on nameplate capacity, gross production, and net production by producing geothermal area. Graphs illustrate trends for individual areas and for Nevada overall. The data and graphs are in an Excel spreadsheet, which is also available online with this document, at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu and http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Geothermal/AdditionalResources.html.

Text (19 pages, color): http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/of123.pdf

Spreadsheet: MS Excel spreadsheet (.xls) (352 kb)

This report is only available online.

New at NBMG: Oil and gas well information for Nevada-2011 update

OF11-6: Oil and gas well information for Nevada—2011 update
compiled by Ronald H. Hess, Martha A. Henson, David A. Davis, Samuel H. Limerick, Siewe Siewe Siewe, and Mary Niles

This is a digital compilation of oil and gas well permits, completion reports, electric logs, mud logs, sundry reports, and production data housed at NBMG.

Also included on the portable hard drive version of this compilation are most of the petroleum-related bulletins, reports, and maps produced by NBMG, including these recent publications: Map 162 (Petroleum data map of Nevada, 2007) and OF11-2 (Qualitative petroleum potential map of Nevada, 2011).

Scanned oil and gas well documents and logs: This 2011 update includes all oil and gas well files that have been scanned by NBMG over the last five years. They are in a variety of formats such as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, and software-specific formats and are provided in the format which they were scanned. Some files are duplicated in different formats. Many of these files, especially the log files, are very large. For example, some of the full-color log files in TIFF format are several hundred megabytes in size. You may need special viewing software for some of these files.

This update includes a major scanning project, just completed, by the AAPG-OSU GIS Consortium (http://www.datapages.com/Partners/AAPGOSUConsortium.aspx). It was funded by Oklahoma State University (OSU) alumni T. Boone Pickens and included the scanning of all of the oil and gas well files that had not yet been converted to an electronic format. This included over half of the paper oil and gas well records housed at NBMG. The brunt of this scanning effort was performed by two OSU students and employees of OSU Cartography Services: Siewe Siewe Siewe (PhD candidate) and Mary Niles (BS Geology student).

The digital files may not be complete for each well and are provided in the same format as provided by OSU, well operator, or vendor. The well data on these tables are current to August 29, 2011.

portable hard drive, 105 GB, 9643 files, $115.00
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales/pbsdtls.php?sku=OF11- 6

Available free on the Web:


New at NBMG: OF10-8 – NBMG Mining District File Collection with Index, Search Engine, and Other Nevada Mineral-and Energy-related Files (2nd edition)

compiled by Ronald H. Hess, Martha Henson, David A. Davis, Richard O. Meeuwig, Kristen A. Scott, and Karen Boldi, 2010, on portable hard drive, $150.00


This report, contained on a portable hard drive, includes approximately 23,000 scanned documents from the NBMG Mining District File Collection in PDF file format. The disk also includes an index to the collection with a JavaScript search engine. This application requires Internet Explorer, Firefox, or other browser with JavaScript enabled. To view the scanned images, you must have Adobe Reader or other software that will open a PDF file. The disk is USB 2 compatible and includes cable.

The NBMG mining district files consist largely of historical and current maps, reports, articles, photographs, correspondence, assays, production reports, and reserve information on all aspects of mining in Nevada. Most have been donated to NBMG over the years from individuals, companies, and other government agencies. Over the last several years, NBMG has undertaken digital conversion of these paper documents to scanned images.

A variety of other statewide maps, reports, and GIS data that provide additional background information on Nevada’s mineral and energy resources are also included on the disk. Some of the background materials include older NBMG bulletins that describe Nevada’s mining districts; oil and gas well exploration data, logs, and production records; digital copies of 1:100,000-scale USGS topographic maps covering the state; map of mineral and energy producers in the state; the 2008 Nevada mineral industry review; and other mineral-, energy-, and mining-related documents and data sets.

The digital file conversion project at NBMG is ongoing. If you have questions about this project, contact Ron Hess at (775) 784-6692 or via e-mail at rhess@unr.edu.

An online version of the mining district index, search engine, and files are also accessible on the Web at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/mdfiles/mdfiles.htm.

You may place an order or check prices through our shopping cart at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/sales.htm or by calling us at (775) 682-8766.