Reminder! Winter Closure at GBSSRL—December 23–January 1

The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed December 23–31, 2019 and January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day).

Orders received after December 16 will be shipped the first week in January 2020.

For those of you who ordered T-shirts, they will be arriving in January.

NBMG Publication and Sales office Winter Closure 2019

The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed December 23–31, 2019 and January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day).

Order by Monday, December 16 – to receive your items before December 25.

Orders received after December 16 will be shipped the first week in January 2020.

Please place orders here: http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/ or call 775-682-8766.

If you need to view air photos or core and cuttings, 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
https://data-nbmg.opendata.arcgis.com/
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Maps&Data/index.html

You can view/download topographic maps free on these pages:

USGS
http://store.usgs.gov
https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/

We will be open our normal hours again on Thursday, January 2, 2020. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Our office is closed on all State of Nevada holidays: http://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/About/State%20Holidays.pdf

Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL)—View the Core and Cuttings Collection

GBSSRL

The Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL), located at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno, is the Publication Sales and Information Office for the NBMG, as well as a public repository for geologic information for Nevada. This collection includes over 35,000 mining and geologic samples and records.

This unique facility preserves the results of hundreds of millions of dollars of exploration and drilling in locations across Nevada—including some that are no longer accessible. The ability of future generations to reanalyze these archived samples is exceedingly valuable and has resulted in enhanced exploration that otherwise could not have been conducted.

The following resources are available from the Publication Sales and Information Office at the GBSSRL: NBMG and USGS maps and publications; aerial photographs; general geologic and mining information; and cuttings, core, and well records for oil, gas, geothermal, and mineral-exploration drill holes.

Importance of Data Preservation

https://www.usgs.gov/core-science-systems/national-geological-and-geophysical-data-preservation-program

You can take a photo tour of the GBSSRL facility here:

http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/aboutus.asp

If you would like to view the core at GBSSRL, please contact David Davis for an appointment:

David Davis, NBMG Geologic Information Specialist
(775) 682-8767 (Tues-Fri, 8-3, PST)
ddavis@unr.edu

AAPG 2018 Annual Meeting—Highlights from NBMG

“NBMG geologists Mike Ressel and Chris Henry presented posters about the Eocene Elko Formation, Elko Basin, and oil potential in northeast Nevada at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake City.  Chris’ poster was about the regional setting and geographic extent of the Elko Formation and basin. Mike’s poster was prepared with his graduate student Elizabeth Hollingsworth and grew out of their work on the geology of the southern Carlin trend, where many rocks previously mapped as Paleozoic conglomerates turn out to be Eocene.  Consulting geologists Jerry Walker and Bill Ehni, along with Chris Henry, also displayed core from Noble Energy’s recent drilling in the Elko Basin at the meeting.  Noble drilled four wells to depths of 9,100 to more than 11,000 feet and produced oil from two wells.  Although Noble backed away from exploration because of low prices at the time, their work demonstrates significant oil potential in the Elko Basin.  Noble submitted core and cuttings from these wells to the Bureau, which curates them at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library under a program with the Nevada Division of Minerals.  Showing the Noble – Elko core was part of AAPG’s overall “Core Like Never Before” display at the meeting, which presented core from lacustrine hydrocarbon plays worldwide.  We thank the Utah Geological Survey and Utah Core Research Center for extensive help in transporting and displaying the core.  Along with lots of talks and posters, the meeting had numerous exhibits including a spectacular showing of dinosaur skeletons by the Natural History Museum of Utah.  Chris’ grandson Vaughn thought the dinosaurs were great.” (from Chris Henry)

Poster by Elizabeth R. Hollingsworth, Michael W. Ressel, and Christopher D. Henry (Abstract 2857261)
Early Coarse Clastic Deposition in the Western Elko Basin, Piñon Range, Northeastern Nevada: Implications for Basin Evolution and Petroleum Potential
http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/public/freedownloads/misc/posters/Hollingsworth_etal_AAPG_2018May20poster.pdf

Poster by Christopher D. Henry (Abstract 2857031)
The Eocene Elko Basin and Elko Formation, NE Nevada: Paleotopographic Controls on Area, Thickness, Facies Distribution, and Petroleum Potential
http://data.nbmg.unr.edu/public/freedownloads/misc/posters/HenryAAPGPoster_20180530.pdf

View photos of the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition here. 

View core and cuttings at GBSSRL:
If you would like to view the Noble core—or any core or cuttings located at NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, please contact David Davis for an appointment:
Phone: 775-682-8767
Email: ddavis@unr.edu

Deal of the Week—April 30 through May 6

Deal of the Week
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/dealoftheday.asp

Geology of Northern Nye County, Nevada
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Geol-northern-Nye-Co-p/b099a.htm

Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Mineral-northern-Nye-Co-p/b099b.htm

Free delivery to the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Thanks,
NBMG

Publication Sales and Information Office – Closed December 22–29, 2017

The Publication Sales and Information Office at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library will be closed the week of December 22–29, 2017.

Please note the additional day of closure on Friday December 22.

No orders will be filled during this time period. If you will need any publications before January 2, 2018, please place those orders by December 19 to give us time to fill them before the week that we are closed.

Order online by December 19:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/

or

Order by phone by December 19:
775-682-8766 (Tues-Fri, 8-4, PST)

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

The NBMG 2018 Nevada Geology Calendar is also available for sale at these locations in Reno—in case you need a last-minute gift during the times that our office is closed:

Wolf Store at UNR
Sundance Books and Music
The Flag Store

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 free on these pages:
USGS
http://store.usgs.gov
https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/

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 2, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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 25–29, 2017.

No orders will be filled during this time period. If you will need any publications before January 2, 2018, please place those orders by December 19 to give us time to fill them before the week that we are closed.

Order online by December 19:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/

or

Order by phone by December 19:
775-682-8766 (Tues-Fri, 8-4, PST)

The NBMG Public email (nbmg@unr.edu) will not be monitored from December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.

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 free on these pages:
USGS
http://store.usgs.gov
https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/
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 2, 2018. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Our office is closed on all State of Nevada holidays:
http://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/About/State%20Holidays.pdf