Holly McLachlan

Graduate Student – PhD.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno



B.A., Chemistry, Wellesley College, 1983
M.S., Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University, 1993

Professional Work Experience

2/07 – 5/10 Consulting Geologist: minerals industry, Reno, NV
1/06 – 12/06 Adjunct Faculty: Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
8/02 – 1/04 Adjunct Faculty: Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
10/96 – 6/99 Consulting Geologist: minerals industry, Battle Mountain, NV
7/93 – 7/96 Geologist: Santa Fe Pacific Gold Inc., Winnemucca, NV
1/93 – 6/93 Lecturer: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


Major Ongoing Projects

Study of the Soda Lake Geothermal Area, Churchill County, Nevada (industry funded)


Thesis & Publications

In Press: McLachlan, H.S., Benoit, W.R., and Faulds, J.E., 2011, Structural Framework of the Soda Lake Geothermal Area, Churchill County, Nevada, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 35.

In Press: Faulds, J.E., Hinz, N.H., Coolbaugh, M.F., Cashman, P.H., Kratt, C., Dering,. G., Edwards, J.,
Mayhew, B., and McLachlan, H.S., 2011, Assessment of favorable structural settings of
geothermalsystems in the Great Basin, western USA, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions,
v. 35.

Silva (McLachlan), H.P., Brecciation and its relationship to gold mineralization and wall-rock alteration
in the Round Mountain epithermal gold/silver deposit, Round Mountain, Nevada; unpublished Masters
thesis, 139 p.