The Geology of Gold Butte National Monument―a thumbnail sketch

by Steve Rowland Emeritus Professor of Geology, UNLV The most common and conspicuous rocks exposed in Gold Butte National Monument can be lumped into three groups: (1) Jurassic windblown sandstone, (2) Paleozoic marine limestone, and (3) pre-Cambrian granite and metamorphic rocks. Each of these groups is briefly described below.  The Jurassic sandstones (belonging to the..

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Friends of Gold Butte Names New Operations Manager

For Immediate ReleaseMonday April 29, 2019 Media Contact:Geoffrey Frasz, President, Friends of Gold ButteGeoffrey.Frasz@csn.edu702-403-0238 MESQUITE, NEVADA –Friends of Gold Butte (FoGB), has named Brenda Slocumb, outreach and volunteer coordinator of FoGB, as new Operations Manager. She succeeds Jaina Moan, who is working for the Nature Conservancy. Slocumb will take office May 1st.  Brenda Slocumb has..

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New Office is Opening in Mesquite, NV

While we like to call Gold Butte National Monument our office, most days we are actually working at our nicely air-conditioned office located at 12 W. Mesquite Blvd Mesquite, Ste 106. NV 89027. Besides the administrative and storage functions, the space serves as a quasi-visitors’ center where anyone can drop in and learn more about..

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MONUMENTS Exhibition Opening in Mesquite

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday August 20, 2018 Media Contact: Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org, 702-208-8377 Checko Salgado, Exhibition Curator, sergio.salgado@unlv.edu, 702-419-1984 MEDIA RELEASE: MONUMENTS Exhibition Opening in Mesquite Artists showcase work inspired by Nevada’s three national monuments LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s three national monuments are featured in an art exhibition at..

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Citizens’ Hearing Media Advisory

  FOR PLANNING PURPOSES June 15, 2018 Media Contact: Jaina Moan, Jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.com or 702-208-8377 Christian Gerlach, christian.gerlach@sierraclub.org or (702) 271-6485   ***MEDIA ADVISORY***   Citizens’ Hearing For Gold Butte National Monument to Collect Public Comments   Mesquite, NV– The Friends of Gold Butte and the Sierra Club are hosting a Citizens’ Hearing for the Gold..

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From Military Service to Green Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 17, 2018                                                                                 Media Contact: Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org, 702-208-8377   MEDIA RELEASE: From Military Service to Green Service: volunteers with Nevada Conservation Corps complete stewardship projects in Gold Butte National Monument   GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – For two weeks this spring,..

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Volunteers clean up vandalism in Gold Butte National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday April 26, 2018                                                                                 MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                            Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org  /  702-208-8377   GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – Nevada’s newest National Monument is no stranger to vandalism. Good thing there is dedicated group of trained volunteers organized by Friends of Gold Butte..

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