• MONTE CRISTO RANGE EARTHQUAKEA summary of NBMG's response to the largest earthquake to occur in Nevada in over 65 years.
  • 2020 OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERGeoff Blewitt's distinguished research record recognized by the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • NEVADA MINERAL EXPLORERNew web map available to identify and discover mineral resources throughout Nevada.
  • PUBLICATIONSView our many publications online through our new shopping cart or visit GBSSRL.
  • GEOLOGIC EDUCATIONContact us to learn more about educational opportunities offered at NBMG.

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Closure of NBMG/GBSSRL until further notice: As part of the University of Nevada’s effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in compliance with the extension of Gov. Sisolak's "Stay at Home" order, our Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publication Sales and Information Office located at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL) at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno will be closed to walk-in business until further notice. The Geological Society of Nevada Office in our building will also be closed. NBMG offices on the main UNR campus are also closed. Click for additional details regarding NBMG services and access to GBSSRL.

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M6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake - Friday, May 15, 2020, 4:03am PDT

NBMG plays an important role in analyzing seismic hazards and seismic events. NBMG quickly mobilized crews to respond to the M6.5 earthquake that occurred early on Friday, May 15th near Mina, NV, and is currently working to characterize any surface ruptures, displacements, and other field observations in cooperation with the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey, and California Geological Survey. Click for a summary of observations.


The Nevada Independent interview: State Geologist Jim Faulds Talks Geothermal
and the Chaotic Origin Story of Minerals in Nevada

Lidar Collection

Check out NBMG's story map about
the recent Reno-Sparks-Carson City lidar collection and the collaborative effort to acquire it.

Virtual Field Trip

Great Basin College has created virtual field trips of the Ruby Mountains–East Humboldt Range
area presented on this interactive map and virtual field trip -
featuring some NBMG authors.

About NBMG

Learn how the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology serves the citizens of Nevada in this informative video.

Web maps and data

Visit our Open Data site for web maps such as our 43-101 reports, mining districts, MyHazards
and more.

Maps and Publications

Browse Publications online or visit our Publication Sales and Information Office at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, located at 2175 Raggio Parkway.

NBMG T-shirts are now back in stock - order here - Examples: Men's - Ladies'