This outreach event will likely include many of the federal agencies with whom the NSS holds working arrangements across the country. Both the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service have large district offices in Ely, and Great Basin National Park is just a short drive away
Of course, since our 2016 convention coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, they'll probably join the party as well!
To close out the day, the producers of the IMAX film "Journey Into Amazing Caves" have given us permission to share that film with the residents of Ely. NSS cavers (and stars of the movie) Hazel Barton and Nancy Holler Aulenbach will be on hand to join the festivities.
If you'd like to join our production crew, we could definitely use some extra help! We specifically need help in project management, grant writing and community relations to accomplish this task.
If you're able to help us as a volunteer or as a team leader, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beryl is a mineral that contains a significant amount beryllium. Beryllium is a very rare metal and that limits the occurrence of beryl to a few geological situations where beryllium is present in sufficient amounts to form minerals. It mainly occurs in in granite and granite pegmatites, but can also be found where carbonaceous shale, limestone, and marble have been acted upon by regional metamorphism.
The hexagonal crystals of beryl may be very small or range to several meters in size. Terminated crystals are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities; possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red, and white.