Title: The Nevada Mineral Industry 2014
Authors: John L. Muntean, David A. Davis, and Lisa Shevenell
Series: Mineral Industry MI-2014
Format: 171 pages, includes color
Starting in 1979, NBMG has issued annual reports that describe mineral and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada, and include statistics of known gold and silver deposits.
This report describes mineral, oil and gas, and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada in 2014: production statistics, exploration and development including drilling for petroleum and geothermal resources, discoveries of orebodies, new mines opened, and expansion and other activities of existing mines. Statistics of known gold and silver deposits, and directories of mines and mills are included.
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These maps were generated by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the request of the Nevada Division of Minerals. The purpose of generating the maps is to show those areas along the northern border of Nevada which are shown as “Sagebrush Focal Areas” in figure ES-2 of the Executive Summary of the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) issued by the Bureau of Land Management in June, 2015. The Sagebrush Focal Areas are described in the FEIS with several alternatives that could impact mineral, geothermal and oil and gas exploration and development. The user should refer to the FEIS for descriptions of these various alternatives here.
Rachel (Wearne) Micander, GIS Specialist with the NBMG Cart/GIS group, has created a new interactive mining district map, and you can view the beta test of that map here.
New: Beta test of the interactive mining districts web mapping application and how-to guide.
Please send any comments and suggestions that you may have to Rachel Micander: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creation of map services and interactive maps are an important component of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology mission. Interactive maps are developed as a tool for users who may not have access to their own datasets or GIS software. Users can download specific databases, excel files and PDF’s, search layer information, and view updated data without any special skill other than internet familiarity.
The 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. These have largely been donated to the NBMG over the years from individuals, companies, and other government agencies.
Over the last several years, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology has undertaken the digital conversion of these paper documents into scanned images. The files contained in the mining district files are in PDF file format. The digital file conversion project at NBMG is ongoing. Some records are copyrighted and have no link associated with them in the search results. However, these documents are available for viewing at NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library.
See other interactive maps created by the NBMG Cart/GIS group here:
Take a five minute vacation with this geologic photo tour of Nevada:
Title: The Nevada mineral industry 2013
Author: John L. Muntean, David A. Davis, Lisa Shevenell, and Alexandra Reid
Series: Mineral Industry MI-2013
Format: 158 pages, includes color
Starting in 1979, NBMG has issued annual reports that describe mineral and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada, and include statistics of known gold and silver deposits. This report describes mineral, oil and gas, and geothermal activities and accomplishments in Nevada in 2013: production statistics, exploration and development including drilling for petroleum and geothermal resources, discoveries of orebodies, new mines opened, and expansion and other activities of existing mines. Statistics of known gold and silver deposits, and directories of mines and mills are included.
View or purchase MI-2013 here:
Title: Preliminary geologic map of the RBM pit, Bald Mountain Mine, White Pine County, Nevada
Author: Daniel Pace
Series: Open-File Report 15-1
Format: 2 color plates: 37 x 24 inches
Barrick Gold Corp. and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology provided financial support for Daniel Pace’s Master’s thesis, of which this map was a major component. The Nevada Division of Minerals and the Geological Society of Nevada provided funds to prepare the map for release as a Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report.
Plate 1 emphasizes geology, with geologic units in color.
Plate 2 emphasizes hydrothermal alteration and mineralization, with geologic units in grayscale.
Both plates show gold mineralization.
Free download or purchase here:
Major mines of Nevada 2013: Mineral industries in Nevada’s economy, by Rich Perry and Mike Visher, 2014
This is the twenty-fifth of an annual series of summary reports on major mines of Nevada. Sand and gravel operations are not included. Information on employment and production for the calendar year 2013 was provided by the individual mine operators. The Nevada Division of Minerals maintains a complete register of Nevada mines. For further information, contact them at 400 W. King, Suite 106, Carson City, Nevada 89703 or call (775) 684-7040, fax (775) 684-7052, or visit their website at http://minerals.nv.gov.
Map locations of all major mines are shown and an overview of mineral production and its effect on Nevada’s economy is presented.
P-25, $5.00 for a paper copy or available free on the Web:
Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition, Second Annual Great Basin Rendezvous
September 26 – 28, 2014
“Come join your fellow geologists and their families to Camp Lamoille in the beautiful Ruby Mountains of Elko County.”
Saturday (September 27) activities include the following:
- Dr. Chris Henry, NBMG – field trip of your choice: Tertiary lacustrine Elko Formation and its contribution to oil in Nevada–or–Ruby Mountains metamorphic core complex – How it got there and what it has to do with gold
- Dr. Mike McFarlane – Pleistocene glacial geology of the Ruby Mountains
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