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Bureau staff attending Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

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The Geological Society of America, Inc

Phoenix, AZ
— September 16, 2019

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology staff attending the meeting are Bonnie Frey, Dr. Geoffrey Rawling, Angela Lucero, Dr. J. Michael Timmons, Daniel Koning, Dr. Lewis Land, Lynn Heizler, Kelly Luster, Dr. Matthew Heizler, Dr. Nelia Dunbar, Dr. Shari Kelley, Dr. Virginia McLemore, Dr. Jennifer Eoff, and Marissa Fichera. The Bureau will have a publications sales booth (#127), so be sure to stop by and check out Bureau products.

Presentations by Bureau staff:

  • Dr. Geoffrey Rawling:

Hydrogeology and water budget of Sunshine Valley, Taos County, New Mexico

Lifetime projections for the High Plains Aquifer in east-central New Mexico

  • Dr. J. Michael Timmons:

A Glimpse within the Great Unconformity: Parsing the Mesoproterozoic record of erosion, sedimentation and deformation preserved in the Grand Canyon Unkar Group

  • Daniel Koning:

Neogene-Quaternary evolution and decreases in throw rates on major faults in the Northern Palomas basin and its structural boundary with the Engle basin, Southern Rio Grande Rift, NM

Stratigraphy, age control, and role of tectonic vs. paleoclimatic drivers in the 6.5-4.5 Ma downstream integration of the Ancestral Rio Grande in south-central N.M.

  • Dr. Lewis Land:

Sinkholes as transportation and infrastructure geohazards in southeastern New Mexico

  • Dr. Matthew Heizler:

Detrital sanidine geochronology: Linking volcanic sources to sedimentary sinks with high age precision, compositional fingerprints

  • Dr. Nelia Dunbar:

The role of state surveys in promoting geoscience and geoheritage: Examples from New Mexico

  • Dr. Shari Kelley:

Thermal and pilot TEM studies in Sunshine Valley, New Mexico

  • Dr. Virginia McLemore:

Potential for Laramide porphyry copper deposits in southwestern New Mexico and Trans-Pecos Texas

Presentations by students working with NMBGMR staff:

  • Eshani Hettiarachchi

Minerology controlled dissolution of uranium from airborne dust in simulated lung fluids (SLFS) and simulated gastric fluids (SGFS): Possible health implications

  • Morgan Nasholds

40Ar/39Ar geochronology provides new insights into eruptive durations of post-caldera lava domes at the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, USA