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"Outside" magazine article highlights Bureau’s involvement in New Mexico Water Data Act
November 15, 2019

A recent article in Outside magazine by Philip Kiefer discusses the importance of gathering water data in a systematic way and maintaining a publicly-available database that can support policy decision-making. The article highlighted the role of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in implementing the New Mexico Water Data Act (House Bill 651) passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham in April, 2019.

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40th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium held at New Mexico Tech Socorro, NM
November 12, 2019

The 40th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium convened at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro the weekend of November 9th-10th. The symposium is a venue for professional and amateur mineral enthusiasts to meet and celebrate the colorful, complex world of minerals. The informal atmosphere encourages the free exchange of information and ideas amongst all with an interest in mineralogy. The symposium is organized by the Mineral Museum at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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Dr. Peter Scholle receives West Texas Geological Society Distinguished Service Award
November 7, 2019

Dr. Peter Scholle, Emeritus New Mexico Bureau of Geology Director and State Geologist, received the West Texas Geological Society Distinguished Service Award.

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Bureau scientist co-leads Water Data Workshop Socorro, NM
October 29, 2019

On October 24th, Bureau Associate Director of Hydrogeology Programs Stacy Timmons led the Water Data Workshop as part of the implementation of the New Mexico Water Data Act. The goal of the act, which is a multi-year initiative, is to develop an integrated approach to collecting, sharing, and using water data and information from various state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies.

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Bureau scientists present at Water and Natural Resources Committee meeting Silver City, NM
October 21, 2019

Bureau Deputy Director and Manager for the Geologic Mapping Program Dr. Michael Timmons and Senior Field Geologist Daniel Koning presented at the State Legislature’s Interim Committee on Water and Natural Resources meeting in Silver City, New Mexico on October 17. They discussed ongoing mapping projects in New Mexico under the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping-STATEMAP Program, and how the data generated through geologic mapping supports decision making.

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Bureau recognizes Earth Science Week Socorro, NM
October 18, 2019

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a proclamation declaring October 13-19, 2019 as “Earth Science Week.” This declaration recognizes geology and earth science as crucial components of New Mexico’s wellbeing. The Bureau of Geology recognized Earth Science Week in a number of ways.

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Bureau staff attend NMGS Fall Field Conference Clayton, NM
October 10, 2019

Bureau of Geology staff attended the New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS) 70th Annual Fall Field Conference in Clayton, New Mexico from October 3rd-5th. Conference participants traveled each day through Union and Colfax Counties in the High Plains of northeastern New Mexico discussing recent advances in the understanding of regional volcanism, Mesozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary stratigraphy, groundwater recharge systems, and Quaternary geomorphology.

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visits Bureau Socorro, NM
October 8, 2019

On October 1st, United States Senator for New Mexico Martin Heinrich visited the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources to learn more about ongoing research conducted by the Bureau.