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Chollar Mine plus geothermal plant tours by NV Bureau of Mines and Geology

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Chollar Mine plus geothermal plant tours by NV Bureau of Mines and Geology


this is a Field Trip hosted by Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Read carefully below, register on their website.

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Times & Meetup location to follow.

Join Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology on Saturday, October 12 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Reno 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.

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

Our Field Trip title is “Lode and Behold! Geology and Natural Resources of the Truckee Meadows
and Virginia City”

Major stops on this field trip will include the following:
Ormat geothermal plant in south Reno
Chollar Mine in Virginia City

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:

You must sign up online prior to the field trip and sign a waiver. Please print out a paper copy, sign, and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.

Field Trip Sign-up Form | Field Trip Waiver and Release Form

Field Trip Guide/Road Log (coming soon)| Map of meeting place

ESW Proclamation by the Governor | Field Trip Flyer

Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer. The day's activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. If you want to car pool from Carson City, look for Bill and the white Honda Ridgeline pick up near the Costco Gas Pumps at 7:!5 AM on Saturday the 12th.

Earth Science Week is October 13–19, 2019. For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website at:

“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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