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Aquifer Mapping Program Models Pecos Groundwater System Southeast NM
November 3, 2020

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Aquifer Mapping Program recently published a three-dimensional model of the groundwater system extending from the crest of the Sacramento Mountains east to the Texas state line.

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Courtesy of Brad Sion
Rio Grande Records past Climate Cycles Socorro, NM
October 28, 2020

A collaborative study between researchers in New Mexico Tech’s (NMT) Earth and Environmental Science Department and the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources provided new age estimates for Rio Grande terraces near Socorro, New Mexico that indicate relationships between river dynamics and climate cycles.

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Animas River Study Finds No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination from Gold King Mine Spill Aztec, NM
October 22, 2020

A recent study conducted by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources found no evidence of groundwater contamination along the Animas River from the 2015 Gold King Mine Spill or historic acid mine drainage in the upper part of the watershed.

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NMT Signs Agreement with Navajo Tech to Deploy Water Purification Systems, Bureau to Partner on Project Crownpoint, NM
October 7, 2020

New Mexico Tech and Navajo Technological University signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to collaborate on a water purification system on the reservation, paving the way for future cooperative projects. The New Mexico Bureau of Geology will partner on the project, providing support for student training in groundwater sampling and analysis.

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Courtesy of Snir Attia
New Bedrock Geologist Joins Mapping Program Socorro, NM
September 28, 2020

The Bureau of Geology’s Geologic Mapping Program welcomes new bedrock geologist Dr. Snir Attia. Attia has extensive experience synthesizing field mapping and analytical data to reconstruct past mountain-building events.

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“The Geology of Southern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands” Wins Award!
September 25, 2020

We are honored to be selected as the winner of the 2020 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for the "scholarly and technical" category for our new guidebook.

The winners were announced September 24, 2020 at a virtual Gala event. The awards recognize quality and creativity in book design and distinction in production.