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Memorial Day Closure
May 21, 2018

The Mineral Museum and Book Store will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, May 28th. We will be open for the Saturday and Sunday hours of 10-3.

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NASA Astronaut Candidate Field Geology Training in Taos County, NM Questa, NM
May 8, 2018

NASA has been using the Rio Grande Gorge area in Taos County for geology training since the Apollo missions in the 1960s. Since 1998, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology has assisted NASA with the training program. The 14-member astronaut class of 2017 will travel to the BLM Wild Rivers Recreation Area in June of 2018 for four days of intensive earth science education, including geologic mapping [read more]...

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Kelsey McNamara
"Our Groundwater Future" event a success!
April 27, 2018

This well attended event honored Trudy and Ed Healy for their support of groundwater research in New Mexico, and was covered by local television news stations.

Excellence in Geoscience Awards Presented
April 24, 2018
  • Junior Division: Lucia A Santoro-Velez
    Jefferson Middle School
  • Senior Division: Lillian K Petersen
    Los Alamos High School
Virginia McLemore named "Editor-in-Chief for Exploration" of new SME journal
April 20, 2018

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) has named Dr. Viginia McLemore as Editor-in-Chief for Exploration of a new SME journal titled Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. This new international research journal will begin publication in 2019. Dr. McLemore, Principal Sr. Economic Geologist at the NM Bureau of Geology, recently received the SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award, and has been a very active member of SME.

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Our Groundwater Future Kiwanis Learning Garden, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque NM
April 19, 2018

Join us Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to experience how groundwater is being monitored across the state and to hear how decision makers and collaborators are moving to protect New Mexico’s groundwater future. Keynote speakers will include Senator Mimi Stewart, Senator Howie Morales and Representative Gail Armstrong.

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Bureau of Geology Names Greg Mack as 2018 Earth Science Achievement Award Winner Macey Center, Socorro, NM
April 4, 2018

Award was presented during the New Mexico Geological Society Spring Meeting at 8:30 am on Friday, April 13, 2018.

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Bureau Geologist Ron Broadhead Invited as Speaker University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
March 27, 2018

Ron Broadhead, our Principal Senior Petroleum Geologist, is an alumus of the University of Cincinnati and has been asked to speak and interact with geology students during their Career Days Seminar in April, 2018.

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Virginia McLemore receives SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award Minneapolis, MN
February 27, 2018

Virginia McLemore, Principal Senior Economic Geologist at the Bureau of Geology, was honored “for actively promoting the sharing of technical information, via publications, technical sessions, and alliances with other industry groups, for the betterment of the mining industry and the environment.” Additionally, the award recognizes her for the development, conservation and protection of the earth’s environment and natural resources through sustainable practices.

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