2021 Great Basin Rendezvous – Royal Peacock Opal Mine

Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition (NMEC)

September 10-12, 2021

The dates for Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition’s (NMEC’s) 2021 Great Basin Rendezvous (GBR) are right around the corner – September 10th through 12th! The GBR will be hosted by NMEC at the Royal Peacock Opal Mine in the beautiful Virgin Valley adjacent to the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge south and west of Denio, Nevada.

Your registration fee will cover dry campsites for tents or small trailers needing no hookups. Members will pay $20.00 plus $10.00 for each additional family member over age 12. Non-members will be charged a base fee of $120.00 which includes a 2022 NMEC membership (and the remainder of 2021). The charge for larger trailer sites requiring 30-amp hook-ups is $40.00 per night and 50-amp hook-ups is $45.00 per night and will be over and above the registration fee. You must call the mine directly at (775) 941-0374 to reserve one of these spots.

For more information, visit the page below:


Location: Reno Aces, Greater Nevada Field Upstairs

Contact: gsn@gsnv.org

The GSN Regular Membership Meeting will be held in-person only on Friday, September 24, 2021.  The new meeting location for Reno Meetings is at the Reno Aces Greater Nevada Field in the 250 Lounge and Good Hops restaurants (up the stairs to your left as you face the ticket office).

Speaker:  Matthieu Harlaux, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno

Title: “Tourmaline in magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits: garbage can mineral or sensitive mineral probe?”

Date:   Friday, September 24, 2021

Time:  Drinks @ 6:00 pm, Dinner @ 6:30 pm, Talk @ 7:30 pm

Location: Reno Aces Greater Nevada Field, 250 Lounge & the Good Hops restaurants (up the stairs to your left as you face the ticket office)

Dinner Cost: $35.00 per person

Reservations are due by 5 p.m. on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH @ MIDNIGHT

NOTE: You will be invoiced $35 if you do not cancel your reservation by Monday, September 20th!

Click here to register

Geosciences Seminars

The Department maintains an outstanding seminar program with invited speakers of international stature, which enables our graduate students to interact with leaders and innovators in their fields. DGSE seminars are open to the local and university geoscience community eager to learn about the latest topics in geological science and engineering research.

Fall 2021 seminar schedule

All seminars are on Monday at 4 p.m. and will be conducted either in-person in DMSC 102 or virtually over Zoom in Fall 2021. In-person talks will also be broadcast over Zoom, and live attendance will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. Flyers with titles and abstracts are typically distributed ~1 week before the talk. Please email the Department to be added to the announcement distribution list. If you do not wish to be on the distribution list but want to receive the Zoom link for a talk, you may also email Mike Darin to receive the link.

Click here for the full schedule: https://www.unr.edu/geology/news-and-events/geoscience-seminars

DateSeminar TitleSpeakerTalk Format
9/13/2021A 3.5 billion-year record of deep-ocean dissolved O2 from the oxidation state of iron in submarine basaltsDaniel Stolper, UC BerkeleyIn-person + Virtual
9/20/2021Earthquake deformation in a viscoelastic Earth: Subduction zones and strike-slip faultsKelin Wang, Geol. Survey of CanadaVirtual
9/27/2021Climate change and critical metals; the vital role of the minerals industry in the transition to a low-CO2 futureSimon Jowitt, UNLVIn-person + Virtual

AEG Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Great Basin chapter meets every third Thursday of the month at the Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel and includes a social hour at  5:50 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm; the presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

For contact and more information, click here: https://www.aegweb.org/great-basin

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