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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Our Mission

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 within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports on mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and geologic mapping.

Contact the NBMG Publications Sales and Information Office
for the following information:


  • 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


NBMG Publications Sales and Information Office
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Located in the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library
2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Phone: (775) 682-8766
Fax: (775) 784-6690
Email: nbmg@unr.edu
Web: pubs.nbmg.unr.edu
Map: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/GBSSRL/GBSSRL_map_directions.pdf

Hours of operation:
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., PST
We are closed on State of Nevada holidays.

Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library also houses the Geological Society of Nevada.

Geological Society of Nevada
Laura Ruud, Executive Manager
2175 Raggio Parkway, Room 107
Reno, NV 89512

Phone (775) 323-3500
Fax (775) 323-3599
Email: gsn@gsnv.org
Web: www.gsnv.org

GSN office hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., PST