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125 Years of Science for America - 1879 to 2004
U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2004-1244
Version 1.0

Mining activity in Nevada, 1851-1995

By Lorre A. Moyer


This report describes a Microsoft PowerPoint digital movie package that displays patterns of Nevada mineral activity from 1851 to 1995 and historical factors that influenced these patterns. The digital package consists of a full length educational movie with text and two short animations showing the evolving patterns of significant Nevada mineral deposits and mining districts over selected decades. The movie was created from images that were exported from a geographic information system (GIS), Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView 3.2.

Download the main text for this report as a PDF file (832 KB)

Download the movie as a PowerPoint file (9.8 MB) for full movie of mining activity in Nevada 1851-1995.

Download the mines+routes as a PowerPoint file (2.3 MB) for looped short animation of mine and route patterns in Nevada 1851-1995.

Download the districts+routes as a PowerPoint file (964 KB) for looped short animation of mining district and route patterns in Nevada 1851-1995.

Metadata as an HTML file (56 KB)

Metadata FAQ as an HTML file in "frequently asked questions" format (68 KB)

For questions about the content of this report, contact Lorre Moyer

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