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Bureau scientists Bruce Allen and Dave Love co-authors on "Science Advances" article about human-sloth interactions in North America
April 27, 2018

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources scientists Bruce Allen and Dave Love are both co-authors on a "Science Advances" paper titled "Footprints preserve terminal Pleistocene hunt? Human-sloth interactions in North America". The work describes interactions between early humans and sloths, based on studies of 10,000 to 15,000 year old footprints at White Sands National Monument, and documents that humans hunted, or at least harassed, now-extinct giant ground sloth in the terminal Pleistocene. The New Yorker Magazine produced a nice summary of the scientific article, with an artist's impression of humans hunting a giant ground sloth.

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.

Bureau of Geology Scientists Present Research at National Groundwater Association Meeting Albuquerque
February 22, 2018

Five New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources scientists will present their research, and/or chair sessions at the 2018 National Groundwater Assocation meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which takes place from February 26-27. The topic of the meeting is "Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest", a topic of great interest and importance to New Mexico.

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New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory featured in NMT Gold Pan
February 20, 2018

An article about our argon geochronology laboratory appeared in the winter 2018 issue of Gold Pan, the NMT alumni magazine, and as a news post on the NMT website.

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