Access to GBSSRL – Detour route starts June 2020

The Parr/Dandini Boulevard bridge over U.S. 395 will be closed June through October 2020
Coming from the south, access to GBSSRL will be via Clear Acre Lane (NV-443) to Dandini to Raggio Parkway.…

“Phase 1A: Parr/Dandini Blvd. Bridge Replacement: This phase will replace an aging and structurally deficient Parr/Dandini Boulevard bridge over U.S. 395.”

Office closed to walk-in public until May 15, 2020

As part of the University of Nevada’s effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in compliance with the extension of Gov. Sisolak’s “Stay at Home” order, our NBMG Publication Sales and Information Office located at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL) at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno will be closed to walk-in business through May 15. The Geological Society of Nevada Office in our building will be closed as well.

You can still place orders on the shopping cart:
or by sending an email to

Please expect a week or more delay in our ability to fulfill mail orders. This closure will be in effect until further notice. Please check our website for updates.

Much information can be downloaded for free here:… (Look for the “PDF” link under the “FREE DOWNLOADS” heading on the publication landing pages.)

NBMG faculty and staff located in the SEM Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus will also be working remotely from their homes since the campus will be closed. 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

We are sorry for this inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding!

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