Mineral Monday: Field Trip to Sand Mountain

Garrett heads out on the road again this week for another field trip edition of Mineral Monday!

Sand Mountain is located 25 miles south-east of Fallon, Nevada is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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9/24/2018 | By: Jennifer Sande |

Mineral Monday is a weekly video series exploring the many amazing minerals, fossils, and historic objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum as told by museum curator Garrett Barmore. This week, Garrett takes us out of the Museum to explore the incredible Sand Mountain Recreation Area. This otherworldy place located 25 miles southeast of Fallon, Nevada is open to the public for camping and is frequented by riders of ATVs, motorcycles and dune buggies.

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Visit Sand Mountain!

Sand Mountain is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. To learn more about visiting the recreation area, visit the BLM's page on Sand Mountain.

More about the Keck Museum and Mineral Monday

Located in the Mackay School of Mines building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Keck Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens, and photographs, in addition to mining related relics. The museum is also home to some of the spectacular Mackay Silver Collection, created by Tiffany & Co., for John Mackay and completed in 1878.

For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck

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