NBMG Third Annual Open House—Saturday October 15

You are invited to join experts at NBMG’s Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library for a day of lectures, displays, tours, and activities!

The Open House is part of a celebration of National Earth Science Week and an opportunity for the public to learn more about Nevada’s amazing geology—so bring your questions for NBMG’s geologists and cartographers!

When:  9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, 2175 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV
Details: http://nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/NBMGOpenHouseFlyer_ESW2016.pdf (printable flyer)
ESW Proclamation by the Governor



10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Controversies Surrounding the Origin of the World’s Two Largest Gold Belts: The Witwatersrand of South Africa and the Carlin Trend of Nevada
by Dr. John Muntean, NBMG Research Geologist and Director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Geothermal Energy: So Hot Right Now
by Dr. Bridget Ayling, NBMG Research Geologist and Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy

1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Unravelling the Earthquake History along the Most Exciting Road in America: Quaternary Faults and Paleoearthquakes in Central Nevada
by Dr. Rich Koehler, NBMG Research Geologist

2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Earth‘s Flex and Flow in Nevada
by Dr. Bill Hammond, NBMG Research Geodesist

Learn to gold pan
Tour the sample library
Find faults on air photos
Pick up a free radon test kit
Adopt a pet rock
Play geology games—and win prizes
Bring a rock for free identification
Find hazards near your home, work, or school
View maps and equipment on display
Buy publications on special sale
Meet scientists
Enjoy refreshments

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