NBMG Earth Science Week Public Field Trip: This Saturday, October 12

Lode and Behold! Geology and Natural Resources of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City

You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 12 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City areas—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2019 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

Here is the sign-up page: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/EarthScienceWeek/index.html

More details will be emailed to those who have signed up.

Major stops on this field trip will include the following:

  • Ormat geothermal plant in south Reno
  • Chollar Mine (open pit mine site) in Virginia City

Trip leaders will be Mike Ressel, Rachel Micander, and Jack Hursh.

Meeting location: 18250 Wedge Parkway in south Reno (off of the Mount Rose Highway). We will be meeting in the parking lot between the Starbucks and Raley’s at 8:00 AM. Look for the Nevada flag.

The trip will end and leave the Virginia City area about 3:30.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during, or near, Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998. See information on previous ESW field trips at this site:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/Geotripping.html “Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s Earth Science Week will be held from October 13–19, 2019 and will celebrate the theme “Geoscience Is for Everyone.” The coming year’s event will emphasize both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people.” (ESW website)

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