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Our new building was finished in 2016.

Longitude: -106.904934
Latitude: 34.068318
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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In the early 2000s, the Bureau of Geology and New Mexico Tech began planning for a new building for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources. The wood frame building we occupied was cobbled together over several years and had many roof leaks, inadequate bathroom facilities, and was not ADA compliant. We also had 85 years worth of irreplaceable archival materials which were at risk due to the failing building. In addition, our staff, laboratories, and our world-class Mineral Museum were in five different buildings scattered across the New Mexico Tech campus.

A site for the new building was selected between MSEC, the building that houses the Earth and Environmental Science Department, and the Skeen Library. The new 53,000 square-foot LEED certified building includes new public spaces that will allow much easier access to our Mineral Museum, the Geologic Information Center (which houses our library and archival materials), and our Subsurface Data Library (which houses our petroleum records). The building also houses all of our analytical laboratories.

Image posted: 02-15-2021

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