Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology

A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler
September 7th – 9th, 2018

A message from NPGS: We are pleased to announce Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler September 7th – 9th, 2018. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. With 20 confirmed registrations so far, spots are filling up fast.

Click here for more information or to register online and reserve your seat (scroll to bottom of page).
Registration deadline is August 24 (extended from August 17).

The event details are as follows:
Organization:  Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society (NPGS)
Event Name:  Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler
Date(s):  [Sep 7 2018, 07:00 AM] – [Sep 9 2018, 10:00 PM]
Location:  Reno/Elko

Overview:  A 3-day field trip through Nevada focusing on sites studied by Jim Trexler. Stop leaders include Jim’s wife, Pat Cashman, along with Jim’s colleagues and friends, Dan Sturmer, Erica Key, Gwen Linde, Don French, Bill Ehni, Jerry Walker and Tim Lawton.

Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society is dedicating its 2018 field trip to the memory of our friend and colleague, Jim Trexler. The 2018 field trip, titled Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler, will focus on sites in Nevada that were significant to Jim and his work. The trip span 3 days and 2 nights. Please see the detailed itinerary for more information and a detailed list of stops.

Additionally, NPGS is seeking help with the field trip in the following areas:

Guide Book Contributions – NPGS would like to include stories and remembrances of Jim in the guidebook and anyone who has something to share is encourage to contact the Field Trip Chair, Dan Sturmer, for more information.

For further information, contact:
Dan Sturmer – Field Trip Chair
Phone: (775) 745-2909
Email: Daniel.Sturmer@uc.edu

New Structural Geologist at NBMG—Dr. Andrew Zuza

A message from Dr. Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist:
We are very pleased to welcome a new faculty member to NBMG—Dr. Andrew Zuza. Dr. Zuza brings expertise and innovative approaches in structural geology and tectonics to NBMG.


Dr. Andrew Zuza recently joined the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno as an Assistant Professor. He received his BS in Geology from Cornell University and PhD from UCLA. Andrew’s research is primarily focused on continental deformation and the evolution of orogenic systems. He uses a mix of traditional field-based structural geology methods and modern analytical techniques, including geologic mapping, balanced cross-section construction, geo/thermochronology, metamorphic petrology, and analogue modeling. His past research has been focused on the evolution of the Tibetan Plateau’s northern and southern margins—both in northern Tibet and across the Himalaya—and he has conducted mapping-based research in India, China/Tibet, Mongolia, South Africa, and the western United States.

Dr. Zuza is excited to concentrate his research on Nevada’s unique geology, which is ideal for studying continental tectonics because late Cenozoic Basin and Range extension has exposed several important Phanerozoic orogens. His work will examine some of the enigmatic middle- to late-Paleozoic events, including the Antler and Sonoma orogenies, as well as the Jurassic-Paleogene Cordilleran thrust systems. To better constrain these pre-Neogene events, he is also focused on restoring the relatively recent extension and normal faulting that has been affecting Nevada since the Miocene. Detailed reconstructions of Cordilleran and Basin and Range deformation are important for economic geology purposes, and can help locate hydrocarbon reservoirs or ore deposits.

Structure and Geothermal Fluid Flow in the Great Basin: From the Regional-Scale to the Outcrop-Scale: A Presentation by Drew Siler – Monday April 4 at 4:00

Structure and Geothermal Fluid Flow in the Great Basin: From the Regional-Scale to the Outcrop-Scale
A presentation by Assistant Professor faculty position candidate:
Drew Siler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monday, April 4, 2016 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Davidson Math & Science, Room 102 (DMSC 102)

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology—Position Announcement

Structural Geology (tenure track)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks applicants with expertise in field-oriented structural geology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geological survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science. Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations.

Position Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities of this position include development of productive, externally funded research programs in the field of structural geology. Research will focus on structural geology as it relates to the tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis of faults and folds, and geochronology. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to understanding natural resources and geologic hazards in the context of structural settings and deformational events. Duties will include supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE).

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to structural geology, as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct such research on future projects. Expertise in geologic mapping, fault kinematics, rock mechanics, and/or geochronology will be valued. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in structural geology in their letters of interest.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19454.  Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For questions, please contact: Dr. James Faulds, NBMG Director, jfaulds@unr.edu; 775-682-6650.

Link to Position Announcement:

Thank you!

New Geologic Map—Southern Eureka Mining District



Title: Geologic map of the southern part of the Eureka mining district and surrounding areas of the Fish Creek Range, Mountain Boy Range, and Diamond Mountains, Eureka and White Pine counties, Nevada
Sean P. Long, Christopher D. Henry, John L. Muntean, Gary P. Edmondo, and Robert D. Thomas
Year: 2014
Series: Map 183
Version: supersedes Open-File Report 2012-06
Format: two plates: both 55 x 39 inches, color; text: 36 pages with some color, page 35 is 40 x 14 inches, page 36 is 11 x 15.5 inches
Scale: 1:24,000

This map is a 1:24,000-scale, transect-style geologic map through the southern Diamond Mountains, the northern Fish Creek Range, and the southern Mountain Boy Range. The map area also passes through the southern part of the historical, and actively explored, Eureka mining district. The map is accompanied by three cross sections, which illustrate the deformation geometry both above and below the modern erosion surface, a detailed description of map units, a summary of the geologic history of the map area, and a description of mineral deposits in the Eureka mining district. In addition, new data on the distribution, petrographic and chemical characteristics, and timing of the late Eocene Eureka volcanic center is included. This report represents a detailed analysis of the stratigraphy and structure of a classic Great Basin geological locality.

Plate 1 is the geologic map with cross section A.
Plate 2 contains cross sections B and C.

This map was prepared as part of the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and with support from the Nevada Division of Minerals, the Geological Society of Nevada, and Timberline Resources Corporation.

View or purchase Map 183 here:

Purchase GIS files for Map 183 here: