• 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

GBSSRL reopened August 3, 2021 with masks required: After office renovations in July, our NBMG Publication Sales and Information Office located at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL) at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno will reopen to the walk-in public on Tuesday, August 3. NBMG offices on the main UNR campus are open as of July 1, 2021. Click for additional details regarding NBMG services and access to GBSSRL.

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M6.0 Antelope Valley Earthquake - Thursday, July 8, 2021

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred about 33 km southeast of Markleeville, CA  in Antelope Valley near the town of Walker and near the range-front fault in the area. Shaking was widely felt in the Reno-Carson corridor and as far as San Francisco. U.S. Highway 395 was temporarily closed due to rock slides. Check the Nevada Earthquake Clearinghouse website for addtional details as they develop. NBMG has mobilized teams in response to this event.

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, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and others, spearheaded an effort to characterize surface ruptures, displacements, and other field observations into a new NBMG publication (Map 190).

New NBMG publication with maps and data about the Monte Cristo Range earthquake

Summary page of observations following earthquake response

Podcast icon Cover of the 2022 Nevada Geology Calendar Fall colors on the Truckee River, Storey County.


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

2022 Nevada Geology Calendar Available Now

The 2022 Nevada Geology Calendar
is available now to order!
Click here for details and a sneak preview of the monthly images.

2021 Earth Science Week Field Trip

"A Tale of Three Rivers and the Rapidly Evolving Landscapes of Western Nevada". Thank you to the attendees of our recent field trip! Click here to see photos from the day.

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

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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.