Part of our mission is to perform impartial geologic research to aid state agencies and the public in making decisions about geologic resources and hazards in New Mexico. We provide geologic information on our Web site and in print on a wide range of geoscience topics related to New Mexico and the surrounding region. We hope that you will find these resources useful as you explore the geology of our state. However, we cannot provide site-specific geologic analysis to the general public. If you need detailed, site-specific information, you will need to hire a private geologic consultant. Although consulting firms will frequently use our publications for background research on a given area, there is no substitute for a professional assessment of a site when questions concerning resource potential or specific hazards must be answered. We can provide basic information on the geologic framework of the state of New Mexico to the public, but we acknowledge the role and the value of independent private geologic consultants who can investigate a particular site and provide more detailed information and interpretation.
Although we strive to present current and accurate information, content on this server is provided without guarantee of any kind. Content is also subject to change, deletion, or being moved without notice at any time. This site contains information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources. Not all content has been rigorously reviewed before posting, and any opinions expressed may not necessarily reflect the official position of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology, New Mexico Tech, or the State of New Mexico.
Any mention or link regarding a product, company, or trade name is for information only and does not imply endorsement by the bureau, NMT, or the State of New Mexico. We will have initially previewed external Web sites that we find relevant for our visitors prior to linking to them but note that we do not control and therefore cannot be responsible for content on outside servers linked to from our site. Content on Web sites frequently changes and if you feel that we have linked to an inappropriate site, have a broken link, or have an error of any kind that we should correct, please contact our webmaster. We would appreciate any constructive criticism or positive feedback.
The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has a firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, or telephone number) unless you voluntarily provide it. Unless we determine that you are attempting to gain unauthorized access (hack) or damage our technology infrastructure, we will never share any personal information about you or your activity on our sites with a third party without your consent.
All of our content is suitable for children, with sufficient interest, and some is intended specifically for K-12 teachers and children. However, at this time, we do not intentionally collect personal information from children under 13. We will be happy to respond to a one-time specific request for information via e-mail from children (in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998). Furthermore, We assume that any information provided to us for purchases made through our site is by adults, or is made with adult consent, because of the use of a credit card or personal check for payment.
Like virtually every Web site, we do automatically collect certain information in our server logs such as:
- Domain, country, IP address
- Browser, platform, resolution
- Entrance-exit pages, referrals
- Date, time
- Search terms and search engines
We do generate statistics from our logs to help us better serve our visitors. However, no data specific to an individual access of our site will be shared with any third party without your consent.
If you access our site via anonymous file transfer protocol, we will record information similar to what our Web server records (IP address, files transferred, etc.). We may also store your e-mail address if your Web browser is configured to provide it (you can configure this behavior through your browser preferences).
If you send us e-mail or submit a Web form requesting information, we may forward your message to members of our staff who can better answer your questions. We do not compile lists of e-mail addresses from these requests for information and we will never distribute your personal contact information to third parties without your consent. Generally, e-mail is retained only long enough to respond to your request. However, e-mail may be archived by automated backups of our systems.
If you have purchased publications from us, we may infrequently want to contact you regarding new publications that you might be interested in. Should you receive such mail from us that you don't want to receive in the future, we will provide an opt-out link to remove your name from our mailing list. We realize that unsolicited mail is often unwelcome, and will respect your wishes by not contacting you again.
Occasionally we must change our prices and cannot guarantee that an item purchased by mail will be the current price. If prices rise, we will contact you for approval before we ship your order. Prices for purchases made online or by phone will be honored at stated prices. We make an effort to ensure that items for sale are in stock, but we cannot guarantee availability. We keep only a limited number of some items, like topographic maps, in stock and sometimes may need to backorder them.
We are happy to replace merchandise that is lost or damaged. Requests for returns or exchanges should be made within three weeks of the date of purchase.
Contact us by:
- Phone: (575) 835-5490
- Or visit one of our publication sales offices.
We are happy to provide credit toward future purchases on returned retail sale items. Credits must be used within a year from the date of purchase.
We have a “no returns” policy on wholesale orders (except for damaged merchandise), but we do offer credit toward future wholesale purchases on items that are returned undamaged.