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Dr. George S. Austin

Emeritus
Sr. Industrial Minerals Geologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Education

  • B.A. Geology, Carleton College, 1958
  • M.S. Geology, University of Minnesota, 1962
  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Iowa, 1971

Employment History

  • College of St. Thomas, Instructor, 1962–1967
  • Minnesota Geological Survey, Research Fellow, 1967–1969
  • Indiana Geological Survey, Geologist (clay mineralogy), 1971–1974
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Industrial Minerals Geologist, 1974–1976
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Deputy Director and Geologist, 1976–1986
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Deputy Director and Senior Geologist, 1986–1987
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Senior Industrial Minerals Geologist and Acting Deputy Director, 1987–1988
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Senior Industrial Minerals Geologist, 1988–present

Specialties and Interests

  • Industrial minerals
  • Clay mineralogy
  • Environmental geology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Field geology

Current Projects

  • Stone resources of New Mexico
  • Commercial perlite deposits and selected prospects in North America

Publications