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Earthquake near Lemitar and Escondida, NM on 09/12/2023
September 13, 2023

On September 12, 2023, around 4:01 PM local time, a magnitude 3.28 earthquake occurred near Lemitar and Escondida, NM. There are reports that the earthquake was felt in Lemitar and Socorro. The event was recorded on seismometers operated by the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory (NMTSO), which streams real-time data (Figure 1) to the web.

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Bureau wins STATEMAP award focused on societal, economic, and educational achievements
September 6, 2023

Funding will support mapping projects, USGS initiatives, and student development.

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Alex Gysi shares updates from Europe
July 21, 2023

Conferences, seminars, and international collaboration

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Photo by Matt Zimmerer
The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has something for everyone
June 8, 2023

Education and outreach are central to the mission of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR). While part of this work supports mineral, energy, and water resources management, the Bureau also has many programs and facilities that educate and engage the general public.

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New Mexico Tech and partners receive million-dollar development award
May 11, 2023

New Mexico Tech is a partner in a project that has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program. NMT and its partners are among the more than 40 unique teams to receive one of the first-ever NSF Engines Development Awards, which aim to help partners collaborate to create economic, societal and technological opportunities for their regions.

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New Mexico Tech part of consortium focusing on energy research in Permian Basin
May 8, 2023

Focusing on sustainable energy resources and workforce development, New Mexico Tech, six other regional universities, two national laboratories, and a center for advanced energy research have launched a consortium aimed at developing and diversifying the Permian Basin’s economic viability. The partners recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Permian Energy Development Laboratory (PEDL).

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Workshop attendees share water data management improvements
May 8, 2023

The annual workshop, hosted by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, aims to be a connecting point for the scientists and government professionals involved in the effort to better quantify an increasingly scarce natural resource. Speakers throughout the daylong conference detailed how their organizations are collecting, sharing, storing, and reporting data about everything from groundwater levels and wells to streams and rivers, weather, water quality, and historic data.

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Dr. Kent Condie receives 2023 Earth Science Achievement Award
April 21, 2023

Dr. Kent Condie received the 2023 Earth Science Achievement Award for “outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of research and education” during the New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting held at Macey Center on the campus of New Mexico Tech on April 21, 2023. The award was presented by Dr. Nelia Dunbar, director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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In memoriam — Mark Mansell
April 10, 2023

Mark Mansell, our valued friend and colleague and long-time employee of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, passed away on April 4, 2023. He was 61.

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Map by Matt Zimmerer
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources to study new carbon sequestration technique
April 5, 2023

NMBGMR is one of three collaborators on a project funded by the Department of Energy to study a novel CO2 sequestration technique.

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