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Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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The Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL) is the public office for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG)—Nevada's state geological survey.
Take a photo tour!

Our office is now open to the walk-in public (as of August 3, 2021).
Masks are required!

Our hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM, PST (see closure notes below).
We are closed on State of Nevada holidays.

Appointments are required for rock IDs and viewing of core, cuttings, and aerial photographs.

Winter Closure 2021

Our NBMG public office will be closed to walk-in visitors for Winter Break.

Closed December 24–31, 2021

No orders will be filled during these time periods.

  • Order by Friday, December 17 to have items mailed before the Winter closure.

Please place orders here:


or call 775-682-8766.

If you need to view air photos or core and cuttings, please contact Rachel Micander for an appointment at least one full week in advance of the closures:


775-682-8767 (Wednesdays and Fridays, 8–3)

In addition to the closure dates listed above, Rachel will also be unavailable for appointments the week of January 4–7, 2022.

New position for NBMG’s Rachel Micander

NBMG is excited to have
Rachel Micander join the team at GBSSRL as the new Geologic Information Specialist. Rachel is replacing David Davis who recently retired after 33 years with NBMG. We will all miss David and wish him well in his retirement. Rachel’s public office hours at the GBSSRL are Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 AM to 3 PM in November and December, and then change to our regular hours, TuesdayFriday, 8 AM to
3 PM, beginning in January 2022.

Please call (775) 682-8766 for questions about the following resources available at NBMG:

  • NBMG geologic maps and reports
  • U.S. Geological Survey geologic maps and publications
  • U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps

Please call (775) 682-8767 for questions about these resources at NBMG:

  • Aerial photographs
  • Cuttings, core, and well records for oil, gas, and geothermal
  • Information on geology, mining, and data collections
  • Rock and meteorite IDs
Email: nbmg@unr.edu
Web: pubs.nbmg.unr.edu
Map: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/GBSSRL/GBSSRL_map_directions.pdf

For an emergency due to a geologic hazard event, contact Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist:
Cell Phone: 775-813-1895
Office Phone: 775-682-6650

NBMG: Our Mission
GBSSRL: Our Vision

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

Geological Society of Nevada (GSN)
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 AM to 3:00 PM, PST (see note above about hours)