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Steven M. Cather

Steve in the field
Senior Field Geologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-5153 office
(575) 835-6333 fax

Education

  • Ph.D. Geology
    The University of Texas at Austin, 1986
  • M.A. Geology
    The University of Texas at Austin, 1980
  • B.S. Geology
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1976
    California State University, Northridge, 1971-1974

Professional Experience

  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (September 1987 to present).  Field Geologist (Senior Field Geologist as of 1996) and Adjunct Faculty at New Mexico Tech and Colorado State University. Field-oriented stratigraphic, hydrogeologic, structural, and tectonic research.
  • New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center and New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Split appointment; August 1986 to September 1987).  Postdoctoral Fellow. Diagenesis research.
  • New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (January 1986-August 1986). Consultant.  Diagenetic studies of tight gas sands.
  • Geoscience Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (January 1986-May 1986). Sabbatical leave replacement for Dr. J. MacMillan.
  • New Mexico Bureau of Mines, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (February 1980-October 1980). Field Geologist. Coal evaluation mapping.
  •  Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (September 1977-May 1983) :Teaching assistant.
  •  Houston Oil and Minerals Corporation (May 1977-August 1977). Geologist. Uranium exploration.
  • Kerr-McGee Corporation (June 1976-January 1977). Uranium grade-control geologist.

Professional Societies

  •  Geological Society of America
  •  New Mexico Geological Society
  •  SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

Curriculum Vitae

(on a separate page)