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.
Cinnabar is the common ore of mercury. It is generally found in a massive, granular or earthy form and is bright scarlet to brick-red in color. It occasionally occurs in crystals with a non-metallic adamantine luster. Cinnabar resembles quartz in its symmetry and certain of its optical characteristics. It has the highest refractive power of any mineral. Because of its mercury content, cinnabar can be toxic to human beings.
Generally, cinnabar occurs as a vein-filling mineral associated with recent volcanic activity and alkaline hot springs. It's deposited by epithermal ascending aqueous solutions (those near the surface and not too hot) far removed from their igneous source. Cinnabar is found in all localities that yield mercury. This mineral is still being deposited in the present day from the hot waters of Sulphur Bank Mine in California and Steamboat Springs, Nevada.