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Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library


GBSSRL Physical Address

2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
ph. 775.682.8766

Hours of operation
Due to staff shortages, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023, our office hours will be as follows:
Tuesday – Friday (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
Keep updated here:

Appointments are required for rock IDs and viewing of core, cuttings, and aerial photographs.
Email: Rachel Micander, Geographic Informations Specialist,

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.

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View an enlarged printable map and directions (.pdf)

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


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