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Statutes > Nevada > Title-46 > Chapter-514 > 514-040

514.040  Duties.  The Bureau of Mines and Geology shall:

      1.  Serve as a bureau of information and exchange on Nevada mineral industry, mineral resources and geology.

      2.  By questionnaire, field investigations, laboratory studies or otherwise, conduct a thorough survey of the mineral resources and geology of the State.

      3.  Apply geologic engineering principles to problems of conservation, environment, construction, mineral industry and other scientific matters that may be of importance to the welfare of the State.

      4.  Make studies of mineral materials to determine the most economical and practical methods of concentrating and processing these resources and to promote their conservation.

      5.  Collect, in collaboration with the Mackay School of Mines, a library and bibliography of all literature pertaining to Nevada mineral industry, geology and mineral resources.

      6.  Collect, in collaboration with the Mackay School of Mines, typical geological and mineralogical specimens and models, drawings and descriptions of appliances used in the mineral industry and earth science. Collections of these materials may be maintained and displayed elsewhere within or without the State.

      7.  Provide for the dissemination of information on the mineral industry, geology and mineral resources of the State through lectures and publications.

      8.  Consult with, advise and assist state and local governmental agencies on geological problems of importance to the citizens of Nevada.

      9.  Consider such other kindred scientific and economic questions as in the judgment of the Board of Regents shall be deemed of value to the people of the State.

      [2:127:1935; 1931 NCL § 4311.02]—(NRS A 1971, 369)