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Lite Geology — Current Issue

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Number 35, Spring 2014 (2.72 MB)

  • New Technologies in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Economic Benefits and the Future of Oil and Gas in New Mexico
  • Global Impacts of the Shale Oil and Gas Boom
  • Coalbed Methane—Natural Gas from Coal
  • Water Use in the San Juan Basin
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • New Mexico's Most Wanted Mineral—Anhydrite
  • New Mexico's Enchanting Geology
  • Classroom Activity—The Removal of Copper from a Carbonate
  • Through the Hand Lens
  • Earth Briefs: March 10 Socorro Earthquake!
  • Short Items of Interest

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