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Geoffrey C. Rawling

along Rio Puerco
Geoff on Cretaceous rocks in the Rio Puerco valley
Field Geologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
2808 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106-2245
(505) 366-2535
(505) 366-2559 fax

I work in the NMBGMR Aquifer Mapping and Geologic Mapping Programs. My responsibilities include collection of physical and chemical hydrologic data, geologic mapping, and subsequent data analysis and interpretation. I have mapped all or part of more than twenty 7.5’ quadrangles across NM and created several regional geologic maps, performing all compilation of new and legacy geologic mapping, subsurface geologic interpretation, and digital cartography. In addition to preparing technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific papers, I frequently present the results of NMBGMR research programs to diverse audiences including scientists, conservation districts, state and local government officials, and groups of concerned citizens.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geology, 2002, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • M.S. in Geosciences, 1997, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • B.S. in Geosciences, with Distinction, 1994, The Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise & Interests

  • Regional hydrogeology studies in New Mexico
  • Geologic mapping
  • Statistics and geostatistics
  • Structural geology and rock mechanics
  • Communication of NMBGMR geoscience research to the public

Publications

(see full CV for more details)

Edited Books

  1. RAWLING, G. C., McLemore, V. T, Dunbar, N., and Timmons, S., eds., 2014, Geology of the Sacramento Mountains Region: Socorro, New Mexico Geological Society, 65th Annual Field Conference Guidebook, 320 p.

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Rawling, G. C., and Newton, B. T., 2016, Quantity and location of groundwater recharge in the Sacramento Mountains, south-central New Mexico (USA), and their relation to the adjacent Roswell Artesian Basin: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 24, p. 757-786, doi 10.1007/s10040-016-1399-6
  2. Newman, B. D, Land, L. A., Phillips, F. M., and Rawling, G. C., 2016, The hydrogeology of the Sacramento Mountains and Roswell and Salt basins of New Mexico, USA: overview of investigations on dryland groundwater systems using environmental tracers and geochemical approaches: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 24, p. 753-756, doi 10.1007/s10040-016-1404-0
  3. Rawling, G. C., 2014, Hydrogeology of east-central Union County, New Mexico: New Mexico Geology,v. 36, p. 64 – 81.
  4. Rawling, G. C., and Goodwin, L. B., 2006, Structural record of the mechanical evolution of mixed zones in faulted poorly lithified sediments, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, USA: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 28, p. 1623-1639.
  5. Baud, P., Louis, L., RAWLING, G. C., and Wong, T. –f., 2005, Effects of bedding and foliation on mechanical anisotropy, damage evolution and failure mode, in Bruhn, D. and Burlini, L., eds., High-Strain Zones: Structure and Physical Properties, Geological Society Special Publication 245, p. 223-249.
  6. Rawling, G. C., and Goodwin, L. B., 2003, Cataclasis and particulate flow in faulted poorly lithified sediments: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 25, p. 317-331.
  7. Rawling, G. C., Baud, P., and Wong, T. –f., 2002, Dilatancy, brittle strength, and anisotropy of foliated rocks: Experimental deformation and micromechanical modeling: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 107, B10, doi:10.1029/2001JB000472.
  8. Hart, B. S., Pearson, R. P., and Rawling, G. C., 2002, 3-D seismic horizon-based approaches to fracture-swarm sweet spot definition in tight-gas reservoirs: The Leading Edge, v. 21, p. 28-35.
  9. Rawling, G. C., Goodwin, L. B., and Wilson, J. L., 2001, Internal architecture, permeability structure, and hydrologic significance of contrasting fault-zone types: Geology, v. 29, p. 43-46.

Book Chapters

  1. RAWLING, G. C., 2010, Pecos National Historical Park, in Price, G. L., ed., The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 283-289.
  2. RAWLING, G. C., 2010, Villanueva State Park, in Price, G. L., ed., The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 303-307.

NMBGMR Scientific Reports

  1. RAWLING, G. C., 2016, A Hydrogeologic Investigation of Curry and Roosevelt Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-580, 47 p., 1 appendix.
  2. Rawling, G. C., 2015, Groundwater surface map of Union County and the Clayton Underground Water basin, northeast, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-570, 10 p., 2 plates.
  3. RAWLING, G. C., 2013, Hydrogeology of East-Central Union County, Northeastern New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-555, 43 p., 6 appendices.
  4. Newton, B. T., RAWLING, G. C., Timmons, S. S., Land, L., Johnson, P. S., Kludt, T. J., and Timmons, J. M., 2012, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study Final Technical Report: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-543, 84 p., 10 appendices.
  5. Land, L., Timmons, S. S., RAWLING, G.C., and Felix, B., 2012, Water table map of the southern Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Report OFR-542, scale 1:150,000, 1 sheet.
  6. Newton, B. T., Timmons, S. S., RAWLING, G. C., and Land, L., 2010, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study informational pamphlet, 8 p.
  7. Newton, B. T., Timmons, S. S., RAWLING, G. C., Partey, F.,  Kludt, T. J., Land, L., Timmons, J. M., and Walsh, P., 2009, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-518, 63 p., 2 plates. (Superseded by OFR-543).
  8. Newton, B. T., RAWLING, G. C., Timmons, S. S., Partey, F., 2009, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study informational pamphlet, 4 p.
  9. RAWLING, G. C., Timmons, S. S., Newton, B. T., Walsh, P., Land, L., Kludt, T. J., Timmons, J. M., Johnson, P. S., and Felix, B., 2008, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study Progress Report, 57 p., 2 plates.
  10. RAWLING, G. C., Johnson, P. S., Land, L., Timmons, J. M., Walsh, P., Timmons, S. S., and Felix, B., 2007, Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeology Study Progress Report, 34 p.
  11. RAWLING, G. C., 2005, Geology and hydrologic setting of springs and seeps on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-495, 82 p., 8 maps.
  12. RAWLING, G. C., 2005, Geology and hydrologic setting of selected springs on the San Andres National Wildlife Refuge: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-493, 49 p., 5 maps.
  13. RAWLING, G. G., 2005, Geology and hydrogeology of the Arroyo Seco Area, Taos County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-File Report OFR-492, 46 p., 3 maps.
  14. Kelson, K. I., Bauer, P. W., Love, D., Connell, S. D., Mansell, M., and RAWLING, G. C., 2004, Initial paleoseismic and hydrogeologic assessment of the southern Sangre de Cristo fault at the Taos Pueblo Site, Taos County, New Mexico: Technical report by William Lettis and Associates for the NMBGMR, NM Dept. of Public Safety, and Taos Pueblo, 39 p.

Geologic Maps

  1. RAWLING, G. C., 2014, Geology of the Capitan and Nogal quadrangles, Lincoln County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Report OFR-538, scale 1:24,000, 2 sheets.
  2. RAWLING, G. C., 2014, Geology of the Ruidoso area, Lincoln and Otero Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Report OFR-518, scale 1:24,000, 2 sheets (supersedes OF-GMs 93, 94, 95, and 119).
  3. RAWLING, G. C., 2013, Geologic map of the Goat Mountain quadrangle, McKinley County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 240, scale 1:24,000.
  4. RAWLING, G. C., 2013, Geologic map of the Bluewater quadrangle, McKinley and Cibola Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 236, scale 1:24,000.
  5. RAWLING, G. C., 2012, Generalized Geologic Map of the Southern Sacramento Mountains, Otero and Chavez Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Report OFR-537, scale 1:100,000, 2 sheets.
  6. RAWLING, G. C., 2012, Geologic map of the Milan quadrangle, Cibola County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 231, scale 1:24,000.
  7. RAWLING, G. C., and  Koning, D. J., 2011, Preliminary geologic map of the White Oaks South quadrangle, Lincoln County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 216, scale 1:24,000.
  8. RAWLING, G. C., and McGraw, D. J., 2010, Geologic map of the Bottomless Lakes quadrangle, Chaves County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 126, scale 1:24000.
  9. RAWLING, G. C., 2008, Preliminary geologic map of the Loco Canyon quadrangle, Chaves County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 174, scale 1:24,000.
  10. RAWLING, G. C., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Woodson Canyon quadrangle, Otero County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 157, scale 1:24,000.
  11. RAWLING, G. C., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Sacramento quadrangle, Otero County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 156, scale 1:24,000.
  12. McCraw, D. J., RAWLING, G. C., and Land, L., 2007, Geologic map of the Bitter Lake quadrangle, Chaves County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 151, scale 1:24000.
  13. RAWLING, G. C., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Fort Stanton quadrangle, Lincoln County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 119, scale 1:24,000.
  14. RAWLING, G. C., and McCraw, D. J., 2005, Preliminary geologic map of the Tome SE quadrangle, Valencia County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 109, scale 1:24,000.
  15. RAWLING, G. C., 2004, Preliminary geologic map of the Angus quadrangle, Lincoln County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 95, scale 1:24,000.
  16. RAWLING, G. C., 2004, Preliminary geologic map of the Ruidoso Downs quadrangle, Lincoln and Otero Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 94, scale 1:24,000.
  17. RAWLING, G. C., 2004, Preliminary geologic map of the Ruidoso quadrangle, Lincoln and Otero Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 93, scale 1:24,000.
  18. RAWLING, G. C., and McCraw, D. J., 2004, Preliminary geologic map of the Tome NE quadrangle, Valencia County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 91, scale 1:24,000.
  19. RAWLING, G. C., and McCraw, D. J., 2004, Preliminary geologic map of the Tome quadrangle, Valencia County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 90, scale 1:24,000.
  20. RAWLING, G. C., 2003, Preliminary geologic map of the Belen quadrangle, Valencia County, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 80, scale 1:24,000.
  21. Read, A. S., and RAWLING, G. C., 2002, Preliminary geologic map of the Pecos quadrangle, San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico: NMBGMR Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 52, scale 1:24,000.