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The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada and is the state geological survey. NBMG is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports on mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and geologic mapping. Individuals interested in Nevada geology are encouraged to visit, call, write NBMG, or visit our homepage.

Thanksgiving and Winter Closures Notice 2021

University of Nevada, Reno Campus

Director, Research Faculty,
Cartographic and Administrative Staff

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University of Nevada/178
Reno, NV 89557

Phone: (775) 784-6691
Fax: (775) 784-1709

U.S. Mail:
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557-0178

UPS or Federal Express:
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503

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

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NBMG Analytical Laboratory

NBMG Educational Outreach

Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library

Great Basin Science Sample
and Records Library/Publication Sales
& Information Office


2175 Raggio Parkway 
Reno, NV 89512 

Phone: (775) 682-8766
Fax: (775) 784-6690

Contact our Publications Sales and Information Office to purchase or obtain additional information about:

--NBMG geologic maps and reports
--U.S. Geological Survey geologic maps and publications
--U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps
--Aerial photographs
--Cuttings, core, and well records for oil, gas, and geothermal
--General geological and mining information

Hours of operation

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., PST

(cash register closes at 3:00)
Masks required!

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Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library


Please see the NBMG Staff Directory for direct phone numbers and other contact information for individuals.

NBMG offices are closed on state holidays.

For authors preparing materials for NBMG publication, please see the preliminary NBMG style guidelines.

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:

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