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Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library


Thanksgiving and Winter Closures Notice 2021

NBMG Publication Sales and Information Office
2175 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512

Our NBMG public office will be closed to walk-in visitors for two separate weeks in November and December.

Closed November 22–26, 2021 (Thanksgiving Closure)
Closed December 24–31, 2021 (Winter Closure)

No orders will be filled during these time periods. Please see deadlines below to give us time to fill orders before the two separate weeks that we are closed.

Order by Wednesday, November 17 to have items mailed before the Thanksgiving closure.

Order by Friday, December 17 to have items mailed before the Winter closure.

Please place orders here:
or call 775-682-8766.

If you need to view air photos or core and cuttings, please contact Rachel Micander for an appointment at least one full week in advance of the closures:
775-682-8767 (Wednesdays and Fridays, 8–3)

In addition to the two closures listed above, Rachel will also be unavailable for appointments the week of January 4–7, 2022.

The NBMG Public email ( will not be monitored during the closures.

If you need to visit the Geological Society of Nevada office during the closure, please contact Laura Ruud:

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing/downloading on our website:

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

We will be open our normal hours again beginning on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Our office is also closed on all State of Nevada holidays:

GBSSRL Physical Address

2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
ph. 775.682.8766
fx. 775.784.6690

Hours of operation
Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., PST

Geologic Information Specialist Rachel Micander’s public hours:
Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., PST

Masks required!

Click for additional details regarding NBMG services and access to GBSSRL.

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publication Sales and Information Offices are now located
at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library.

The building also houses the Geological Society of Nevada.

>> Virtual tour and information about Nevada rock samples on display in the building

Be sure to check our our rock garden during your visit to GBSSRL!


Take U.S. Highway 395 north of Reno, take the Dandini/Parr Boulevard exit and turn right (east) on Dandini Boulevard, continue right (south) on Raggio Parkway. The GBSSRL is the first building on the left at 2175 Raggio Parkway.

GBSSRL_west GBSSRL_south


View an enlarged printable map and directions (.pdf)


NBMG offices on the main campus of the University of Nevada are located in the west wing of the Scrugham Engineering/Mines building.