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NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2018

Sparkling or Still? A Tour of the Geology from Soda Lakes to Stillwater Marsh, Nevada

Trip leaders from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will be Craig M. dePolo, Christopher D. Henry, James E. Faulds, Andrew V. Zuza, and Rachel E. Micander.

Major stops on this field trip will include the following:

  • Salt Wells geothermal power plant
  • Rainbow Mountain earthquake fault scarp
  • “Nevada Wonderstone” rockhounding locality
  • “Big Dig” flood mitigation project in Lahontan Valley
  • Rattlesnake Hill, a “young” (<1 million year old) volcanic cinder cone and lava flow complex overlooking Fallon
  • Soda Lake volcanoes

Governor Sandoval has proclaimed October 14-20, 2018 as Earth Science Week in Nevada, so we hope that you can join us on Saturday, October 13 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Fallon area (volcanoes, earthquakes, and faults)—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2018 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

Participants will meet at the Gold Building at 8 AM and leave by 8:30 AM. The last stop will be Soda Lakes about 4:45 and then return to Reno.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00am to 6:00pm

Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library 2175 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512

Event Type

Community Outreach


College of Science, Mackay School of Earth Sciences






Volunteer and Community Engagement



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