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Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library
2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno
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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.

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Our office will reopen to the walk-in public on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Our hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM.

Masks required!

“In accordance with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement on July 27, the State of Nevada is automatically adopting the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance related to mask requirements…The University will be following the mask mandate that regardless of vaccination status, all students, employees, and members of the public must wear masks indoors.” [message from UNR’s President Sandoval]

If you can contact us in advance of your visit to let us know what you will need, you may avoid a wait in the office. Thanks for your help with this!


Through Friday, July 30, 2021
, our hours for front-door pickup will return to our pre-COVID times (Tuesday–Friday, 8–3). Orders may be placed online and completed by selecting “in person pickup” at checkout. We will notify the customer when the order is ready to pick up. You may also place orders by calling our office at (775) 682-8766.

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NBMG Publication 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 (orders, questions about publications)
Phone: (775) 682-8767 (general geology, rock and meteorite IDs, etc.)
Email: nbmg@unr.edu
Web: pubs.nbmg.unr.edu
Map: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/GBSSRL/GBSSRL_map_directions.pdf

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

Hours of operation

Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, PST
We are closed on State of Nevada holidays.

The following resources are available at the NBMG Publication Sales and Information Office:
  • 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: Our Mission
GBSSRL: Our Vision

Geological Society of Nevada
The Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library also houses 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)