Mapping & Visualization

Quadrangle Mapping Program


  (request for proposals)  

NBMG offers a $2,500 reward for good geologic maps of 7.5-minute quadrangles in Nevada. The maps will be published by NBMG. The program is intended to encourage the completion of geologic maps that are nearly finished rather than to start new ones.

Anyone--graduate students, professors, consulting geologists, mining company geologists, and other geologists--may apply and are encouraged to do so.

Proposals should be brief and include a description of the general geology and geologic problems in the quadrangle; a promised date at which the geologic map, cross sections, and brief summary report will be completed in draft form for review (preferably within ~1 year); a resume (including dates on which degrees were granted; a list of proposer's five most relevant publications or company/consulting reports, and employment history); and two letters of reference.

Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated as to whether the individual appears to be capable of producing a good geologic map (including both bedrock and Quaternary features), whether the individual is likely to produce the map in the allocated time, and the significance of the geologic/geographic area.

Proposals can be submitted at any time to:

Chris Henry
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mail Stop 178
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0088

Proposals will be evaluated when they are submitted. Funding comes from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, and the number of quadrangles that can be funded at any time depends upon our overall budget.

The stipend will be distributed as follows:
$500 initially to help defray field expenses,
$500 upon receipt of three copies of a colored draft map for review, and
$1500 upon acceptance for publication by NBMG.

>> Quadrangle Mapping Program flyer for distribution to other geologists (.pdf)