Explore the amazing beauty of Nevada's state lands through images published in the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology's 2016 calendar. This is the fourth year that the Bureau of Mines and Geology has produced a Nevada Geology Calendar.
The calendar fits the Bureau of Mines and Geology's mission, which is to provide geological information to the citizens of Nevada about the importance of economic development and public safety, such as earthquakes, hazardous waste disposal, landslides and other geologic and mineral hazards.
Each month's photo features a different geological topic, including flash floods, hot springs, caves, canyons and other breathtaking basins such as Lamoille Canyon, Esmeralda Badlands and Spring Valley State Park.
Designed by the Bureau of Mines and Geology's Jack Hursh, Jennifer Vlcan, Chris Henry and Nick Hinz, the calendar not only provides images of Nevada's landscape, but also includes many interesting facts about Nevada's geology. Other photos included are from contestants in a local photo contest for the calendar. The contest winners include Chip Carron, Jeff Lock, Cheryll Glotfelty and Jeremy Vlcan.
The 12-month calendar is $10, and is available online at the Bureau of Mines and Geology website, or can be ordered and picked up at the NBMG store at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno. Calendars are also available at Sundance Books and Music in downtown Reno, The Flag Store in east Reno and the Nevada Wolf Shop in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University campus.
The Bureau is a statewide research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno. It is a division of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the College of Science. Bureau scientists cooperate with numerous state and federal agencies in conducting research and in providing geologic and resource information, including publishing reports on geologic mapping, mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology and hydrology.