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The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has published geoscience research and information since its inception in 1927. The bookstore at our main office on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro sells our publications as well as publications from NMGS, USGS, and many other publishers. Our bookstore is accross the hall from our Mineral Museum, which is well worth a visit.

Below is a selection of popular featured products that we currently have available:

The Rio Grande: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico

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Paul W. Bauer, 2011

The Rio Grande is the fourth longest river in North America. Flowing nearly 2,000 miles from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, in New Mexico it occupies the Rio Grande Valley, where it provides water for habitat, agriculture, and a growing population. In northern New Mexico, where the river has carved a pair of spectacular canyons, the Rio Grande also provides some of the most exceptional recreation opportunities and scenery in North America. This comprehensive, spiral bound, river-friendly, 122-page river guide provides detailed, full-color maps of 153 miles of the Rio Grande, from Lasauses, Colorado to Cochiti Dam in New Mexico. Divided into eleven river stretches—including the popular whitewater runs in the Taos Box, Racecourse, and White Rock Canyon—the guide covers stretches that range in difficulty from placid canoe tours to gripping kayak descents. The river maps are developed on an aerial photographic base (digital orthophoto quads), allowing the user to more easily identify locations.

Minor updates were made to text and figures for reprinting in 2022.

120 pages

ISBN: 978-1-883905-28-6

Resource Map-24 — Mining Districts and Prospect Areas in New Mexico

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Virginia T. McLemore, 2017

This Resource Map locates and describes 246 mining areas in New Mexico (excluding coal fields). The included booklet begins with a brief description of the history of mining in New Mexico and is followed by discussions of previous work, mining claims, the definition of a mining district, mining methods, and classification of mineral deposits. Short descriptions of individual mining districts and prospect areas in New Mexico are in Appendix 1. Appendix 2 includes metal production from selected districts. Appendix 3 is a summary of previous mining districts maps. This report updates File and Northrop (1966), Howard (1967), and Mardirosian (1971), the last comprehensive summaries of all mining districts in New Mexico.

65 pages, One map sheet: 24" x 28"

Supplemental data: Repository-20170001

ISBN: 9781883905361

https://doi.org/10.58799/RM-24


Also available as a free download.

Geologic Map-80 — Geologic Map of Mount Taylor Volcano Area, New Mexico

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Fraser Goff, Shari A. Kelley, Cathy J. Goff, David J. McCraw, G. Robert Osburn, John R. Lawrence, Paul G. Drakos, and Steven J. Skotnicki, 2019

The Geologic Map of the Mount Taylor Volcano Area, New Mexico is a 1:36,000 compilation of six recent NMBGMR 1:24,000 geologic quadrangles that encompass this extinct composite stratovolcano. Mount Taylor is New Mexico’s second-largest volcano after the Valles Caldera in the Jemez Mountains. This timely map and accompanying report, resulting from over a decade of thorough work, synthesizes the current geologic understanding of such an important landscape feature of the state.

For such a complex volcanic landform, the report provides an exhaustive description of the volcano area in an easy-to-read format. In addition to providing a detailed description of each of the map’s 339 units and dikes, it documents the volcano’s history and history of research, its geochemical and petrographic composition, the phases of its construction ranging from the initial to the terminal eruptions, 3.72–1.26 million years ago, and its subsequent erosion, resulting in the summit Amphitheater and its extensive apron of debris. It describes the surrounding volcanic centers, the structure of the area, and the extensive dikes and maars. After touching on the water resources, hydrothermal alteration and mineralization, and geothermal potential, the report concludes with a conceptual model of volcano evolution.

Available folded or rolled on field-durable media. There is also a puzzle version of this geologic map.

66 pages

ISBN: 978-1-883905-44-6

https://doi.org/10.58799/GM-80

One 62" x 44" folded sheet + 66 page booklet

Valles Caldera Earrings (round)

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Produced by David Howell & Co., these earrings depict parts of the Geologic Map of the Valles Caldera. The caldera formed during two volcanic super-eruptions that took place 1.6 and 1.2 million years ago. With these earrings, more recent verbal eruptions that you encounter can go in one ear and out the other.

$20.95 Buy Now

Socks with Valles Caldera geologic map

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McGovern, 2021

Are you looking for the perfect New Mexico-themed gift to give your favorite geologist (even if that geologist is you)? If so, check out these sizzling socks, featuring a map of the Valles Caldera! The caldera formed during two volcanic super-eruptions that took place 1.6 and 1.2 million years ago and were so powerful that erupted ash is found in Kansas, Utah and Wyoming!

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$26.45 Buy Now
This price includes $7.50 extra shipping.

calendar- — 2024 Calendar

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NMBGMR, 2024

This calendar highlights photographs from the fine amateur photographers on staff at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology. We hold an annual internal contest, and the winning images are used for our calendar. These images were taken throughout the state, and most are geologically themed.

$10.00 Buy Now
Note: availability of this publication is limited!

NM Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum Gray Adjustable Souvenir Hat

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New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, 2019

Look great and support the New Mexico Bureau of Geology's Mineral Museum with this fun, stylish hat! Order yours today! *FREE SHIPPING*-LIMITED TIME ONLY! Cart will indicate shipping but you will not be charged!

$29.95 Buy Now
Adjustable gray cap with purple embroidered front and back lettering and image.

Bulletin-164 — Climate Change in New Mexico Over the Next 50 Years: Impacts on Water Resources

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N.W. Dunbar, D.S. Gutzler, K.S. Pearthree, F.M. Phillips, P.W. Bauer, C.D. Allen, D. DuBois, M.D. Harvey, J.P. King, L.D. McFadden, B.M. Thomson, and A.C. Tillery, 2022

Earth is warming in response to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Global climate models project an average temperature increase across New Mexico of 5° to 7° F over the next 50 years. Other primary impacts are decreased water supply (partly driven by thinner snowpacks and earlier spring melting), lower soil moisture levels, increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, and increased competition and demand for scarce water resources. Snowpack and associated runoff are projected to decline substantially over the next 50 years, generating diminished headwater streamflow. Flow in the state's major rivers is projected to decline by 16% to 28%, and the frequency of extreme precipitation events, coupled with fire-driven disruption of vegetation in watersheds, is projected to at least double river sediment. The impacts of climate change on New Mexico's water resources are overwhelmingly negative.

The bulletin, which is the scientific foundation upon which New Mexico's 50-Year Water Plan is based, represents a compilation, assessment and integration of existing peer-reviewed published research, technical reports and datasets relevant to the broad topic of changes to New Mexico climate over the next 50 years, and resultant impact on water resources. This project, also known as the "Leap Ahead" analysis, also identifies significant data and modeling gaps and uncertainties, and suggests research directions to strengthen our understanding of climate and water resource changes

218 pages

https://doi.org/10.58799/B-164

CD or DVD-ROM format CD or DVD-ROM format

Also available as a free download.

Mount Taylor Puzzle

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Fraser Goff, Shari A. Kelley, Cathy J. Goff, David J. McCraw, G. Robert Osbourn, John R. Lawrence, Paul G. Drakos, and Steven J. Skotnicki, 2018

This vibrant 19 x 27" 1000 piece puzzle version of our Geologic Map of Mount Taylor will keep you from finishing that geochemistry paper you should be writing.

$19.95 Buy Now

The Rio Chama: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes

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Paul W. Bauer, Matthew Zimmerer, J. Michael Timmons, Brigitte Felix, and Steve Harris, 2021

The 135-mile Rio Chama of northern New Mexico is a major tributary of the Rio Grande. From its alpine headwaters at the Continental Divide of the glaciated San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado, this hidden gem flows across the Colorado Plateau in a spectacular canyon cut into Mesozoic sedimentary rocks, in places up to 1,500 feet deep. Towering, vibrant, sandstone cliffs, heavily wooded side canyons, superb camping, and a diversity of historical sites offer an outstanding wild river backdrop for the boater, angler, hiker, or camper.

This book contains detailed river maps of the seven sections of the Rio Chama, plus its three resplendent reservoirs, from the Colorado headwaters to its confluence with the Rio Grande near Española. The Chama Canyon section, below El Vado Dam and through the Chama Canyon Wilderness, is one of the finest, multi-day, whitewater trips in the Southwest.

134 pages

ISBN: 978-1-883905-32-3