The Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL), located at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno, is the Publication Sales and Information Office for the NBMG, as well as a public repository for geologic information for Nevada. This collection includes over 35,000 mining and geologic samples and records.
This unique facility preserves the results of hundreds of millions of dollars of exploration and drilling in locations across Nevada—including some that are no longer accessible. The ability of future generations to reanalyze these archived samples is exceedingly valuable and has resulted in enhanced exploration that otherwise could not have been conducted.
The following resources are available from the Publication Sales and Information Office at the GBSSRL: NBMG and USGS maps and publications; aerial photographs; general geologic and mining information; and cuttings, core, and well records for oil, gas, geothermal, and mineral-exploration drill holes.
Importance of Data Preservation
You can take a photo tour of the GBSSRL facility here:
If you would like to view the core at GBSSRL, please contact David Davis for an appointment:
David Davis, NBMG Geologic Information Specialist
(775) 682-8767 (Tues-Fri, 8-3, PST)