Open-File Report 14-3
An updated mineral and energy resource assessment of the Desert National Wildlife Range, Clark and Lincoln counties, Nevada
by John Muntean, Nick Hinz, Tim Cramer, David Davis, Greg Dering, and Chris Sladek
In March 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) to update the mineral and energy resource assessment of the Desert National Wildlife Range (DNWR). The first such assessment of the DNWR was completed by NBMG in January of 1993, and was published as NBMG Open-File Report 93-2, Energy and Mineral Resource Assessment of the Desert National Wildlife Range, Eastern Section, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada. That assessment covered approximately 740,000 acres managed by USFWS east of the Nellis South Range military complex and was required to evaluate lands within the DNWR for withdrawal from mineral entry. In order to extend the period of withdrawal from entry for another 20 years, an updated assessment and report is required. This report provides the needed assessment.
This new report (Open-File Report 14-3) updates Open-File Report 93-2:
text (126.8 Mb), plate 2 (10.4 Mb), plate 3 (1.2 Mb)
Open-File Report 14-3:
162 pages (plus cover and title pages), color, $36.00, or available free on the Web:
Nevada Active Mines and Energy Producers (second edition)
by John Muntean and David A. Davis
Site locations and information on this map were obtained from a variety of published and non-published sources with the last updates made in December 2013. All sites shown on this map have had some form of production activity during 2012 and 2013.The second edition includes the names of the mining districts which were only shown as a symbol marking the center of the district on the first edition map. This map was prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Minerals.
Open-File Report 14-1, 32×36-inch color plate, scale 1:1,000,000
Also new:Click on link above for GIS files and a reduced-size version (11×17) which are now available.
OF14-1: Nevada active mines and energy producers, by John Muntean and David A. Davis, 2014
Site locations and information on this map were obtained from a variety of published and non-published sources with the last updates made in December 2013. All sites shown on this map have had some form of production activity during 2012 and 2013.
This map was prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Minerals.
Available free on the Web: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/of141.pdf
Open-File Report 14-1, 32×36-inch color plate, scale 1:1,000,000, $16.00
MI-2012: The Nevada Mineral Industry 2012, by John L. Muntean, David A. Davis, Lisa Shevenell, and Benjamin McDonald, 2014
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 2012: 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.
Available free on the Web: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/mi/12.pdf
Special Publication MI-2012, 177 pages (includes 19 pages in color)
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology conducts cutting edge, societally relevant science that fosters economic development and public safety and involves training of the next generation of geoscientists. Major projects include earthquake hazard studies in the nation’s third most seismically active state, mineral and geothermal resource assessments, and regional tectonic studies of Nevada’s rapidly evolving landscape.
Learn how the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology serves the citizens of Nevada in this informative and beautiful video with audio (produced in cooperation with WebsEdge):
Jon Price briefs Congress on critical minerals:
From Society of Mining Engineers website: On December 13, , SME sponsored and participated in a series of congressional briefings in the House and Senate in Washington, D.C. titled, “Critical Minerals: Ensuring America’s Future.” Jon Price, SME [Society of Mining Engineers] board member and emeritus state geologist for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, spoke, along with representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Defense Logistics Agency, on the role that rare earths and other critical and strategic minerals play in daily life, job creation and national security.
If you are planning to visit our office at GBSSRL, you can view a sample of the rare earth mineral bastnäsite from the Mountain Pass mine (courtesy of Steve Castor).
Major mines of Nevada 2012: Mineral industries in Nevada’s economy, by Mike Visher, 2013
This twenty-fourth issue of an annual series of reports on the major mines and mills in Nevada lists the names and addresses of operators, numbers of employees, and annual production in 2012. Map locations of all major mines are shown and an overview of mineral production and its effect on Nevada’s economy is presented.
Available on the Web:
Special Publication P-24, 28 pages, 5.5×8.5″, $3.00