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James M. Barker

Senior Industrial Minerals Geologist
Associate Director of Operations
Manager Perlite Testing Lab

New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
801 Leroy Pl.
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 835-5716
(575) 835-6333 ( FAX)


  • MA–Geology with Geochemistry minor, 1972, University of California Santa Barbara
  • BS–Geology, 1969, University of California Los Angeles.
       Additional studies: Logistics

Specialties & Interests

  • Industrial minerals, rocks and materials
  • Industrial mineral transport
  • Industrial mineral marketing
  • Sustainable development