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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:

Guidebook-71 — Geology of the Mount Taylor area

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Bonnie A. Frey, Shari A. Kelley, Kate E. Zeigler, Virginia T. McLemore, Fraser Goff, and Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, 2021

The Mt. Taylor area is a crossroad where geologic history, human history, and societal impacts intersect. Situated on the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau and flanking the transition zone to the Rio Grande rift, Mt. Taylor is a late Pliocene stratovolcano located on the Jemez Lineament, an enigmatic NE-trending alignment of late Cenozoic volcanic centers. Mt. Taylor lies along the southeast margin of the San Juan Basin bounded by the Zuni (south) and Nacimiento (east) uplifts. Mt. Taylor also has some of the richest uranium deposits in the United States.

The human history of the Mt. Taylor region is no less compelling. Indigenous communities lived here for thousands of years despite Spanish conquest and the establishment of land grants. In the 1800s, the area was settled as part of a U.S. territory, bringing with it commerce such as the railroad and timber industries, and later the uranium boom and its lasting legacy. Additional corridors of commerce opened with Route 66, succeeded by Interstate 40. The designation of Mt. Taylor as a Traditional Cultural Property recognizes the mountain's importance to Native, Spanish and U.S. cultures.

The papers in this volume cover a spectrum of topics, ranging from geologic studies and mining history to the effects of mining on the population and the environment today.

There are two versions of this guidebook available, the complete guidebook (310 pages), and a version with just the road logs that is spiral bound (94 pages).

NMGS, 310 pages

ISBN: 1-58546-112-1

https://doi.org/10.56577/FFC-71

Softcover: $65.00 Buy Now more details...

Individual papers from this guidebook are available as free downloads from the NMGS site.

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!

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

Lanyards Various Colors

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Clip one of these lanyards to your hand lens and sling it around your neck for your next adventure in the field. Various colors are available, so specify in the comments which color choices you prefer. We'll send you a random color otherwise.

$7.00 Buy Now

Guidebook-72 — Socorro Region III

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Daniel J. Koning, Kevin J. Hobbs, Fred M. Phillips, W. John Nelson, Steven M. Cather, Anne C. Jakle, and Brittney Van Der Werff, 2022

Beautifully exposed geologic features in the Socorro region exemplify important events in the geologic history of central New Mexico. The relative ease of access to these intriguing features from the town of Socorro justifies a third NMGS visit to this area. The 2022 Fall Field Conference will showcase new mapping, geochronology, and other geologic studies that have occurred in the Socorro region since the 1983 Fall Field Conference. The array of rocks seen here include Proterozoic crystalline rocks, a relatively complete Pennsylvanian-Permian section, Oligocene volcanic rocks, Santa Fe Group deposits from all phases of rifting, and a complete set of post–Santa Fe Group, Quaternary terraces. Fault-propagation and fault-bend folds associated with the Laramide orogeny, in addition to rift-related domino-block tilting and half-grabens, are also nicely exposed in the Socorro area. This volume includes detailed road logs of the Socorro area, including the Little San Pascual Mountains. Twenty-one peer-reviewed, technical papers and seven minipapers present recent research of this important region.

There are two versions of this guidebook available, the complete guidebook (426 pages), and a version with just the road logs that is spiral bound (146 pages).

NMGS, 426 pages

ISBN: 1-58546-115-6

https://doi.org/10.56577/FFC-72

Softcover: $65.00 Buy Now more details...

Individual papers from this guidebook are available as free downloads from the NMGS site.

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

Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands

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L. Greer Price, [ed.], 2010

Few places in the U.S. boast as rich a diversity of landscape and public lands as northern New Mexico. Here in one volume is an authoritative overview of the geology of these parks, monuments, and public lands, with information on the regional setting, the rock record, and the most prominent geologic features. The book includes chapters on nine national parks and monuments, seventeen state parks, and many of the most popular Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service units in this part of the state. Also included are chapters on two of our newer units, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and Kashe-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. With nearly 300 full-color geologic maps, graphics, and photographs, the book is a perfect introduction to the some of New Mexico's most significant geologic landscapes.

Free sample chapter—Ghost Ranch (4 MB PDF)

372 pages

ISBN: 9781883905255

Third revised reprinting

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.

The Geology of Southern NM Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands

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Peter A. Scholle, Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, Steven M. Cather, and Shari A. Kelley, [eds.], 2020

Southern New Mexico has a wonderful combination of spectacular scenery and a sparse population. The state’s diverse and interesting geology is reflected in its numerous National and State parks and monuments (including Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands) as well as other publicly accessible lands, which range in size from the multi-million acre Gila wilderness to small roadside turnoffs and picnic areas. This book, crafted by geoscientists but written for the interested public, provides an understanding of the exposed rock units that record more than 1.7 billion years of geologic and biologic changes in this region. With nearly 400 full-color photographs, geologic maps, and illustrations, this book illuminates not just the rocks and fossils of southern New Mexico, but also archaeological/historical sites as well as the water, mineral, and energy resources of the region.

Free sample chapter — White Sands

404 pages

ISBN: 978-1-883905-48-4

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