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Our Bookstore and Museum are now open to the public weekdays & weekends! Socorro, NM
April 5, 2021

Our Mineral Museum and Bookstore have reopened in a limited capacity and have returned to normal business hours: 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday, and 10AM - 3PM on weekends. We are observing COVID-safe practices for the health of our visitors and staff. The number of visitors is limited to 10 persons in the museum and 3 in the bookstore.

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Isochron/West back-issues are now available
May 5, 2021

Isochron/West was published at irregular intervals from 1971 to 1996. The journal was patterned after the journal Radiocarbon and covered isotopic age-dating (except carbon-14) on rocks and minerals from the Western Hemisphere. Initially, the geographic scope of papers was restricted to the western half of the United States, but was later expanded. The journal was sponsored and staffed by the New Mexico Bureau of Mines (now Geology) & Mineral Resources and the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology.

Papers from all back-issues are accessible for free in PDF format.

PhD positions open in Hydrothermal Geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements Socorro, NM
November 10, 2020

We seek motivated candidates with a strong interest in hydrothermal geochemistry and ore forming processes for two funded PhD projects (3 years) at the Department of Earth and Environmental Science and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech. These positions are part of an U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded project in Dr. Alexander Gysi’s Ore Deposits and Critical Minerals research group.

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Geologic activities for kids of any age
April 7, 2020

Our Education Outreach Manager, Cynthia Connolly, put together a number of fun geologic activities for homebound kids (of all ages). There are several puzzles, games, and artistic projects to tackle as well as suggestions for interesting pages to visit on this website.

We are actively seeking manuscripts for publication
August 29, 2018

The Publications Group at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology is actively seeking manuscripts for New Mexico Geology and our technical Bulletin and Memoir series.