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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology


The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is one of the public service divisions of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. The bureau was established by an act of the state legislature in 1929.

The principal purposes of the bureau are to assist the public in the proper development and utilization of Nevada’s mineral resources, and to provide geoscience data to individuals, industries and public agencies. The bureau prepares reports of its field studies and distributes pertinent geoscience data to the public.

The bureau conducts cooperative programs with the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey, and handles funded research programs for other governmental agencies. The bureau is also the Nevada affiliate of the National Cartographic Information Service and supplies information on base maps and aerial photography.