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Field Guides and Road Logs
Field guides are a unique form of geological literature. A field trip can be a very technical exercise aimed at geoscientists, but it might also be an excursion led by geologists for non-scientists and families.
Earth Science Week Field Trips
Every year in October, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology celebrates Earth Science Week by leading a free field trip for anyone who wants to come along. The field guides are posted online.
Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada by
Call Number: QE137 .O76 2000
Publication Date: 2000
The Silver State is a geologist's playground, with great topographic relief exposing spectacular geology. Cutting a wide swath that straddles U.S. 50, "Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada" explores twenty-on diverse walking and driving tours from Lake Tahoe and Reno east to Great Basin National Park.
Geologic and Natural History Guidebooks
Traveling America's Loneliest Road by
Call Number: QE137 .T56 2000
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Introduction provides an excellent overview of Nevada geology. A guide to what some call America's loneliest road Highway 50 between Lake Tahoe and Great Basin National Park. It takes the reader through historic mining towns, the Nevada gold belt, ghost towns, petroglyph sites, rock collecting localities, and wildlife viewing areas along the way.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Reports
Two NBMG Reports provide a guide to portions of the state not covered in other field guides.
Sediment-hosted Precious Metal Deposits of Northern Nevada by
Call Number: TN24 .N3 A26 no. 40
Publication Date: 1986
Road log and trip guide, sediment-hosted precious-metal deposits of northern Nevada. Reno to Pinson, Enfield Bell, Maggie Creek, Windfall, Alligator Ridge gold mines, and & the Taylor silver mine, with a return road log to Reno.
Precious-metal Mineralization in Hot Springs Systems in Nevada-California by
Call Number: TN24 .N3 A26 no. 41
Publication Date: 1986
Road log and trip guide, precious-metal mineralization in hot springs systems, San Francisco to McLaughlin Mine in California, and Paradise Peak mine, McGinness Hills, Buckhorn mine, Beowawe-White Canyon area, Buckskin Mountain, and Sleeper mine in Nevada, with references,