Geology-themed 2019 calendar available

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar

Frenchman Mountain in Clark County has 540 million-year-old rocks that are similar to the Grand Canyon rather than other mountains near Las Vegas, most likely the reason is movement along faults to its present position.


11/7/2018 | By: Mike Wolterbeek |

Celebrate the unparalleled geology of Nevada all year long with a photo calendar from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. The 2019 calendar is now available.
This 12-month calendar (January through December 2019) is full of beautiful photos highlighting Nevada's scenic wonders and features a different geologic topic each month: snow-covered, geomorphology, Keystone Thrust, Roberts Mountains, Great Basin National Park, Fang Ridge, Calico Mountains, Black Rock Lava Flow, Kyle Canyon, Wilson Canyon, Frenchman Mountain, and Basin and Range.

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Interesting facts about Nevada and the geology of the state are included in the calendar.

In addition to showing holidays and lunar cycles like most calendars, sprinkled throughout the Geology calendar are interesting milestones, such as:
1. the day John C. Fremont discovered Pyramid Lake (Jan. 10, 1844),
2. the 1934 Excelsior Mountains magnitude 6.1 earthquake (Jan. 30),
3. the 1914 Magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Reno (Feb. 18),
4. the discovery of silver ore in Pony Canyon, Austin (May 2, 1862),
5. and in 1984 the first federally permitted geothermal plant in Nevada at Desert Peak in Churchill County (Oct. 9).

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The calendar is $10. Those interested in purchasing it may do so online or by calling 775-682-8766 or by visiting their store at the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library located at 2175 Raggio Parkway in Reno. Calendars can also be purchased at The Flag Store in Sparks, Sundance Books and Music in downtown Reno, and at the Nevada Wolf Shop in the Joe Crowley Student Union on campus. The Bureau offers free on-campus delivery of the calendar. Orders of 10 or more calendars receive a 20 percent discount. NMBG staff Jack Hursh, Jennifer Vlcan, and Chris Henry for designed this year's calendar.

The photos featured in the calendar were chosen through the Bureau's annual photo contest.

This year's contest winners are:

First place:
James Marvin Phelps
Frenchman Mountain (front cover and November page)

Second place:
A. Jackson Frishman
View from Baker Peak, Great Basin National Park (May page)

Third place:
Chip Carroon
Fang Ridge, Nye County (June page)

Fourth place:
Kristoffer Glenn
Frenchman Mountain and Rainbow Gardens (November page)

Photo Contest for 2020

If you have amazing photos of Nevada geology that you would like to share with others in the 2020 Nevada Geology Calendar, you can enter the photo contest now. The photo contest for the 2020 calendar is already in progress. 

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2019. Photos need to be taken in Nevada. A location description and/or GPS coordinates should accompany submissions along with description. High-quality, high-resolution photo files of at least 300 DPI are required for quality printing. You may enter as many photos as you wish. Email submissions to Jack Hursh (jhursh@unr.edu). NBMG cartographers will make the final decision on the winning photos. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place winners.

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