From June 6-8, 2017, our New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory will hosted 35 geochronologists from 7 countries to discuss multiple topics that impact radiometric dating of rock samples and noble gas measurements.
Two NM high-school students, Faris Wald and Cameron D. Zielinski, were honored with the Excellence in Geoscience Award.
Matt Heizler speaks about the age of the Earth for the Children's Hour on KUNM
— Albuquerque, NM
November 12, 2016
The KUNM Kids find out how to date Planet Earth on The Children's Hour. How old is the Earth, and how do scientists figure out the age of rocks? Geochronologist, Dr. Matt Heizler from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology at New Mexico Tech answers all these questions and many more, including how moon dust is involved in increasing our understanding.
Dr. Nelia Dunbar has been named as Director of the NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and State Geologist by New Mexico Tech president Steven Wells. Dr. Dunbar has had a long and distinguished career at the bureau as a geochemist and volcanologist and as manager of the bureau's Electron Microprobe Laboratory. Her research has taken her throughout New Mexico and the southwest, as well as Antarctica, New Zealand, Tibet, and Ethiopia.
Ron Gardiner, an advocate and supporter of the Bureau of Geology, recently passed away in his home in Questa, NM. Mr. Gardiner worked with us on numerous Decision Maker's conferences, and to help facilitate earth science discussions with legislators. Ron was also a recipient of the 2009 Earth Science Achievement Award.
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday November 5, 12-3pm at the Sagebrush Inn in Taos.
On September 8, 2016 Dr. Dan Lopez, former NM Tech president, was inducted into the NM Mining Hall of Fame at the New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) Annual Meeting in Santa Fe.
NMT student poster takes second place at AIPG meeting
— Santa Fe, NM
September 20, 2016
A poster titled "The Characterization of Abandoned Uranium Mines in New Mexico", by Ashlynne Winton, John Asafo-Akowuah, and Virginia T. McLemore took second place at the 2016 Annual National Conference of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) in Santa Fe. The first two authors are students being supervised by Virginia T. McLemore, Senior Economic Geologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources.