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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.

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.

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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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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)

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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.


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