Geoscience Data Repositories in NEVADA

Information Office

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 178
Reno, NV 89557

Contact:
David A. Davis, Geologic Information Specialist
702/784-6691
702/784-1709 (FAX)
info@nbmg.unr.edu 
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu 

Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search: free for self-search; $36/hour for staff search (1 hour minimum)
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, fiche, floppy disk
Data Delivery Media: paper, CD-ROM, mail out, floppy disk

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Comments: Cuttings and some core for oil and gas and geothermal wells are archived in the Information Office for public inspection and sampling. The fees are $5.00 per hole and $100.00 per hole (refundable fee) for sampling. Staff searches and research can be done when time is available for $36.00 per hour with a minimum of one hour, paid up front. Copying and postage charges are separate.


Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

Sample Management Facility
Building 4221, Area 25
Nevada Test Site
P.O. Box 617
Mercury, NV 89023

Contact: Chris Lewis, Curator
702/295-6095
702/295-6109 (FAX)
chris_lewis@notes.ymp.gov 

Data Center Staff Size: 10
Type of Repository: Public - Federal
Catalog and Index Type: digital, film, fiche

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Center Services Provided: core/sample services

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Comments: Other holdings include cuttings, trench, soil, and other geologic samples. Seismic and well-log information are handled by other groups on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMSCP). Geologic samples are available for examination at the Sample Management Facility (SMF), located on the Nevada Test site, a secure DOE facility. Arrangements for examinations must be made in advance. The sample collection is composed primarily of tertiary volcanics from the Southern Nevada Volcanic Field. In addition, some samples of the deeper Paleozoics are available. Contact the DOE, YMSCP office for additional information concerning geophysical data, map and location, and geologic and mineralogic data.


 

Division of Water Resources

Nevada Department of Conservation
123 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89710

Contact: Thomas K. Gallagher, Hydraulic Engineer III
702/687-3861
702/687-6972 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 6
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out

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Center Services Provided: staff research, bibliographic searches

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Comments: Water-well and geothermal-well logs are available as public record (geothermal is held confidential for a 5-year period). Some ground-water elevation or depths-to-water data are available, mostly in hard-copy format, but some electronic retrievals are available. Some ground-water usage data are also available.