— May 3, 2021
Five Bureau-supported students, Tyler Cantrell, Haley Dietz, Ethan Haft, Nico Harrison, and Evan Owen, have won New Mexico Geological Society competitive awards in recognition of their New-Mexico-focused research projects. Dietz, Haft and Harrison are NMT undergraduates, whereas Cantrell and Owen are pursuing MS degrees. The awards were announced at the New Mexico Geological Society spring meeting. Cantrell, Haft, Harrison and Owen each won NMGS "grants-in-aid" based on research proposals. Dietz won the the "Best Poster Award" for her presentation at the spring meeting. Their research topics are listed below:
Tyler Cantrell- Improvements of ultra-high precision sanidine dating towards a better understanding of the temporal evolution of New Mexico volcanism
Haley Dietz - Geochemistry of the U-Th-REE mineralized Tajo granite, Socorro County, New Mexico
Ethan Haft - Comparing extension-related rare earth element deposits: Oligocene Gallinas fluorite veins and Cambrian-Ordovician Lemitar carbonatites
Nico Harrison - A study of Abandoned Mine Lands in New Mexico
Evan Owen - Geochemistry, Mineral Paragenesis, and Alteration Vectoring of REE-(Cu)-F Bearing Veins and Breccias in the Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico
Dietz and Haft are also both recipients of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology "Bright Star" scholarship.