A calendar highlighting the geology of Nevada with stunning pictures of canyons, cliffs and wide open spaces and factoids about the state's mining and geologic history is now on sale at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
"This is the first calendar we've put out," Jim Faulds, director of the statewide Bureau, said. "This 15-month calendar is a good way to let people know about the importance and diversity of geology in the state of Nevada. Each month has a different theme to go along with geology, such as paleontology, volcanic flows, historic mining or ancient lakes."
The photos were taken by a few NBMG geologists, but mostly by cartographer Jack Hursh who also helped with initial layout and text editing. NBMG cartographer Jennifer Mauldin was in charge of graphic design and the final layout of the calendar. Research geologist Chris Henry took photos and composed captions for the images.
The calendar can be purchased online at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ for $10 each. With the holidays approaching the calendar is a great idea for friends, family or co-workers and 41 percent discount is offered when more than ten are purchased.
The calendar is also available at the NBMG's Great Basin Science Sample and Records library at 2175 Raggio Parkway, at the Wolf Shop (University of Nevada, Reno's bookstore) and at Sundance Books.
The NBMG is a research and public service department of the University's College of Science, providing information, research and education in all areas of geology and is the state geological survey. NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports on mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and geologic mapping.