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NMSTA K-12 teacher tour to Nacimiento copper mine
May 31, 2024

Dr. Virginia McLemore leads NMSTA K-12 teacher tour to Nacimiento copper mine

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Photo by Frank Sholedice
New Mexico Water Leaders Workshop provides education and connection in the Rio Chama watershed
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
May 30, 2024

The 2024 workshop brought together over 100 legislators, leaders, and decision makers for three days of learning and collaboration.

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Photo by Trace Kliphuis
Geothermal energy workshop hosted by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
May 2, 2024

Workshop designed to accelerate geothermal development in New Mexico, bringing together representatives from national labs, universities, state agencies, the geothermal and utility industries, and the New Mexico legislature.

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Albuquerque Journal features Dr. Shari Kelley’s geothermal expertise
April 29, 2024

Podcast and article highlight New Mexico's geothermal resources and the Bureau of Geology’s geothermal research program.

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Emeritus Professor William Seager to receive Earth Science Achievement Award
April 10, 2024

A lifetime of research dedicated to investigating the geology of southern New Mexico recognized by NM Bureau of Geology

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New Bureau of Geology paper examines New Mexico’s volcanic past and related hazards
April 5, 2024

Bureau scientists determined ages of nearly all the volcanic eruptions in the state during the past 500,000 years.

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In memoriam – Dr. Charles E. “Chuck” Chapin
March 19, 2024

Chuck Chapin, who directed the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources from 1990–1999, passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque on March 14, 2024. He was 91.

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New Mexico Tech geologists participate in NSF-funded field trip to broaden participation in geoscience
March 19, 2024

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources researchers Bill McIntosh and Nelia Dunbar, along with Earth and Environmental Science Department faculty member Veronica Prush and Ph.D. student Kyle Gallant joined University of Houston and Wharton County Junior College faculty and students in January 2024 to introduce them to the fascinating volcanic and structural geology of southwestern New Mexico.

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Bureau researchers and students win honors at Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration annual meeting
March 8, 2024

NMBGMR researchers and students receive awards for posters and papers.

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Magnitude 4.49 Earthquake near Atoka on 02/23/2024
Carlsbad, NM
February 23, 2024

On February 23, 2024, around 9:47:07 AM UTC time, a magnitude 4.49 earthquake occurred near Atoka, NM, followed by seven earthquakes in a span of few hours. The event was recorded on seismometers operated by the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory.

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