Facilities Overview

The GBCGE has access to the full range of geologic, geochemical, geophysical, and geodetic field equipment, and the expertise to use it.

General Software

  • ArcGIS
  • EarthVision
  • LeapFrog
  • GeoSoft

Nevada Seismological Laboratory

  • EdgeTech Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse (CHIRP) SubScan seismic profiler
  • Portable instrument array
  • Operates the Western Great Basin Seismic Network (110 real-time seismograph stations)
  • Workstations and software to process seismic data
  • Visit Nevada Sesimological Laboratory Website

Nevada Geodetic Laboratory

map of geodetic strain rates
NGL map of geodetic strain rates in western U.S. Image credit: NGL.

Infrared Spectroscopy Lab

  • Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. (ASD) FieldSpec Pro portable spectrometer (0.35 – 2.5 μm)
  • Agilent Technologies 4100 ExoScan Series FTIR handheld spectrometer
  • Designs and Prototypes FTIR portable emission instrument (5 – 25 μm)
  • Thermo/Nicolet Nexus 6700 FTIR spectrometer (0.8 – 50 μm) with NXR FT-Raman module
  • Link coming soon!

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Two Meter Temperature Survey Equipment

  • Specially outfitted ATV
  • Steel probes and Resistance Temperature Devices
  • Rock hammer and drill
This ATV is optimally outfitted to collect 2 m temperature data.

Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering

Desert Research Institute