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New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory

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Graduate Student Jake Ross in the Argon Lab
by: Matthew Zimmerer

Longitude: -106.905611
Latitude: 34.065993
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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The New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory (NMGRL) in Socorro is a state-of-the-art 40Ar/39Ar dating facility administered by the New Mexico Bureau of Mines at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. 40Ar/39Ar research at NMGRL is directed by Drs. Bill McIntosh and Matt Heizler who have over 30 years combined experience in the field of argon geochronology and thermochronology. The lab also employs a full-time technician, Lisa Peters who supervises mineral separation, sample irradiation and analyses and data reduction.

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