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Publication Sales and Information Office Closed December 26–30, 2016


NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (aka “The Gold Building”) at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno.

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.

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


Free Page-Size Printable Topo Maps: New from National Geographic

“National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same quads that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized presses but are now available in multi-page PDFs that can be printed just about anywhere.”

“They are pre-packaged using the standard 7.5 minute, 1:24,000 base but with some twists:
Page 1 is an overview map showing the Quad in context
Pages 2 through 5 are the standard USGS Quads cut in quarters to fit on standard printers

Hillshading has been added to each page of the PDF to help visualize the topography.”

NBMG also sells full-size color topo maps—at our Reno office or on our shopping cart:
USGS Topo Maps
Interactive Topographic Map Index

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.

This publications website is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox. It is helpful to have the most recent version of your browser.

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.

If you are ordering digital files for immediate download, you will need to log in first. You cannot order these files with a guest login.

Your credit card purchase is a secure transaction:

Our payment gateway is Authorize.net:

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



Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will be launching a new publications page and shopping cart on Monday March 9, 2015.

In order to make this transition, the Publication Sales and Information Office at GBSSRL will be closed March 2-6, 2015, the week before we go live. http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Departments/GBSSRL/GBSSRL.html

We will not take phone calls or process any orders for that week of March 2-6, so please be sure to place any orders that you will need by Wednesday February 25 to allow us time to get them mailed.

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing on our website:

You can view topo maps on this USGS page:

Click on “Map Locator and Downloader”

Many 2014 version Nevada topo maps are now available on this site.

If you need to view air photos or core, please contact David Davis for an appointment. These services will not be available the week of March 2-6.

If you have any emergency requests for information during the week of the closure, please contact David Davis. He will be checking email and phone messages at the end of each day.

David Davis
Phone: (775) 682-8767
Email: ddavis@unr.edu

Thank you for your understanding, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We hope that you will enjoy using the new publications page—coming on March 9!

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