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Rockhound Holiday Gift Ideas at NBMG and Publication Sales Office Holiday Hours

Here are some holiday gift ideas for your favorite rockhound:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/category-s/1943.htm
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/category-s/1902.htm

And just a reminder…
The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed the week of December 26–30, 2016.

No orders will be filled during this time period. If you will need any publications before January 3, 2017, please place those orders by December 20 to give us time to fill them before the week that we are closed.

Order online by December 20http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/
or
Order by phone by December 20775-682-8766

The NBMG Public email (nbmg@unr.edu) will not be monitored from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

If you need to view air photos or core, please contact David Davis for an appointment in advance of the closure: ddavis@unr.edu
775-682-8767 (Tues-Fri, 8-4)

If you need to visit the Geological Society of Nevada office during the closure, please contact Laura Ruud: gsn@gsnv.org
775-323-3500

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing/downloading on our website:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Maps&Data/index.html

You can view/download topo maps on this USGS page: http://store.usgs.gov Click on “Map Locator and Downloader.”
or
National Geographic—FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads

We will be open our normal hours again on Tuesday January 3, 2017. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Publication Sales and Information Office – Holiday Hours

The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed the week of December 26–30, 2016.

No orders will be filled during this time period. If you will need any publications before January 3, 2017, please place those orders by December 20 to give us time to fill them before the week that we are closed.

Order online by December 20http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/
or
Order by phone by December 20775-682-8766 (Tues-Fri, 8-4, PST)

The NBMG Public email (nbmg@unr.edu) will not be monitored from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

If you need to view air photos or core, please contact David Davis for an appointment in advance of the closure: ddavis@unr.edu 775-682-8767 (Tues-Fri, 8-4)

If you need to visit the Geological Society of Nevada office during the closure, please contact Laura Ruud: gsn@gsnv.org 775-323-3500

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing/downloading on our website:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Maps&Data/index.html

You can view/download topo maps on this USGS page:
http://store.usgs.gov
Click on “Map Locator and Downloader.”
or
National Geographic—FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps
http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads

We will be open our normal hours again on Tuesday January 3, 2017. We apologize for this inconvenience.

NBMG Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the following University of Nevada, Reno students who have received these awards! NBMG was/is very fortunate to have such excellent students helping us at GBSSRL.

Alexandra Wheatley
Westfall Scholar, April 2016, College of Science, Geography, B.S.
Awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in every department.
Page 10 – Discover Magazine (see page 10)
https://twitter.com/unrgeography/status/728304536612306944

Megan Wheatley
Newmont Mining Corporation—John S. Livermore Scholarship
Alex and Megan are sisters. It’s easy to see that excellence runs in the family.

Brandon Rasmussen
2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Page 12 – Discover Magazine (see page 12)

Paige dePolo (MSESE student)
Westfall Scholar and Durham Prize Winner 2016
Page 11 – Discover Magazine (see page 11)

NBMG Third Annual Open House—Saturday October 15

You are invited to join experts at NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library for a day of lectures, displays, tours, and activities!

The Open House is part of a celebration of National Earth Science Week and an opportunity for the public to learn more about Nevada’s amazing geology—so bring your questions for NBMG’s geologists and cartographers!

When:  9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, 2175 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV
Details: http://nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/NBMGOpenHouseFlyer_ESW2016.pdf (printable flyer)
ESW Proclamation by the Governor

PRESENTATIONS

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10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Controversies Surrounding the Origin of the World’s Two Largest Gold Belts: The Witwatersrand of South Africa and the Carlin Trend of Nevada
by Dr. John Muntean, NBMG Research Geologist and Director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Geothermal Energy: So Hot Right Now
by Dr. Bridget Ayling, NBMG Research Geologist and Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy

1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Unravelling the Earthquake History along the Most Exciting Road in America: Quaternary Faults and Paleoearthquakes in Central Nevada
by Dr. Rich Koehler, NBMG Research Geologist

2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Earth‘s Flex and Flow in Nevada
by Dr. Bill Hammond, NBMG Research Geodesist

ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES!
Learn to gold pan
Tour the sample library
Find faults on air photos
Pick up a free radon test kit
Adopt a pet rock
Play geology games—and win prizes
Bring a rock for free identification
Find hazards near your home, work, or school
View maps and equipment on display
Buy publications on special sale
Meet scientists
Enjoy refreshments

NBMG 3rd Annual Open House—Saturday October 15—Save the Date!

img_9389You are invited to NBMG’s third annual Open House at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library on Saturday October 15, 2016 to celebrate National Earth Science Week (ESW).

Learn about Nevada’s amazing geologic setting and rapidly evolving landscapes—and how earth science benefits your community and your future.

There will be lectures and activities for all ages.

Details will be coming soon!

NBMG 2nd Annual Open House—Oct 27 and 28—save the date!

You are invited to NBMG’s second annual Open House at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library on Tuesday October 27 and Wednesday October 28.

Learn about Nevada’s amazing geologic setting and rapidly evolving landscapes—and how earth science benefits your community and your future.

There will be lectures and activities for all ages. Details will be coming soon!

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New Server for NBMG Website—please note new links

The NBMG website has been moved to a new web server. This web server migration was critical since the old server was running the Microsoft Server 2003 operating system, which becomes unsupported on July 14, 2015.

The URLs have changed for the “Free Downloads” links on the Publications page, so please be sure to update your bookmarks. Here is an example of the new URL format (for Nevada Mineral Industry 2013):

Old URL: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/freedownloads/mi/mi2013.zip  (no longer works)
New URL: http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/public/freedownloads/mi/mi2013.zip

You can locate these Free Downloads links by clicking on the blue publication title on the listing of NBMG publications on the shopping cart. When you click on the title, you will then be on the publication landing page which includes options to purchase the item or download it for free if that option is available. If there is no Free Downloads tab to the right of the Description tab on the landing page, then there is no free download available. The Description and Free Downloads tabs are located on top of the gray text box under the thumbnail images.

Note that some pages in our website have moved as a result of this server migration, particularly from our cleanup and organization of the web server files in order to make updating the website more efficient. We also had to eliminate php code in order to move our website to the University’s server.

Here are some of the main pages affected by the changes:

There is limited space on the new web server, so to organize our data and ensure there is plenty of room for growth we moved our large static data (mining district scans, historical air photos, etc.) to a new location that includes “http://data.nbmg.unr.edu” in the first part of the URLs. While data.nbmg.unr.edu is not an open server to browse through, all public data that sits at data.nbmg.unr.edu is accessible through links in various web pages throughout our website and interactive web applications.

If you have any questions about this migration, please contact Jennifer Vlcan, Manager, NBMG Cartography & GIS group
mauldin@unr.edu
Phone (775) 682-8759