Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications
Scope and Contents
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications Collection consists of 9 boxes and dates from 1971-2004, with bulk dates from 1980-1999. The publications include Open-File Reports, Special Publications, Educational Series publications, maps, Field Studies Maps, statistical reports, and database printouts. Some reports are on disks. Open-File Report topics vary widely and include analyses of the Yucca Mountain region, geochemical sampling, Nevada's earthquake hazards, energy resources, and mineral inventories.
- Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999
- Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (Creator, Organization)
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
The Nevada Legislature created the position of State Mineralogist during its second session in 1866. One job responsibility was to establish a mining school at the University of Nevada, with oversight by the Board of Regents. The position became an elective office in 1869, and a School of Mines was established at the new Reno campus of the University in 1888. The State Mining Analytical Laboratory was established in 1895. The University's School of Mining was renamed the Mackay School of Mines in 1906. The Nevada Bureau of Mines was created in 1929 as a public service division of the University. The Nevada Legislature changed the name of the organization to the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology in 1971. ["History of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology" by Joseph V. Tingley, 1988.]
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 (formerly the Mackay School of Mines) within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and is one of its statewide programs. NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports on mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and geologic mapping.
8.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of publications from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology including Open-File Reports, Special Publications, Educational Series publications, maps, Field Studies Maps, statistical reports, and database printouts.
The publications and maps are arranged by type of report in numeric order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred periodically from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Sixty-nine maps, including 37 from the Carson City, Reno and Lake Tahoe areas, were removed in 2009 to be cataloged separately. Other NBMG publications are also cataloged separately.
- Guide to the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications
- Betty Glass
- January 11, 2010
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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