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Field Guides

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We offer a number of publications that can help understand the geology around you while you explore New Mexico. You also might want to bring along a copy of our Geologic Highway Map of New Mexico for all your geologic adventures.

Scenic Trips in to the Geologic Past
A series of guidebooks to various geologically interesting regions in and around New Mexico.
Decision Makers Field Guides
Field guides prepared to educate decision makers about topical issues in New Mexico.
Public Lands
Geologic field guides about public lands in New Mexico.
Mines, Minerals, and Gold Brochures
These are free downloads providing information on mineral collection, gold panning, and mines and mills in New Mexico
New Mexico Geological Society Publications
Fall Field Conference Guidebooks, Special Publications, and the Geologic Highway Map of New Mexico (produced in cooperation with the bureau).
Classic Upper Paleozoic Reefs and Bioherms of West Texas and New Mexico
By Peter A. Scholle, Robert H. Goldstein, and Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, 2007
Chaco Canyon Country — A Field Guide to the Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Paleoecology, and Environmental Geology of Northwestern New Mexico
Stephen G. Wells, David W. Love, Thomas W. Gardner, [eds.], 1983

Miscellaneous Other Guidebooks

Some publications, including those that are out-of-print, are only available for purchase on CD or DVD-ROM CD icon.

Stock# Title Price / Details
AAPG GDBK Southwest Section of AAPG Transactions and Guidebook of 1986 Convention, Ruidoso, New Mexico, 1986, 157 pages. $12.75Buy Now
Limited availability!
ABO GDBK Guidebook for field trip to Abo red beds (Permian), central and south-central New Mexico, Broadhead, R.F.; Speer, S.W.; Kottlowski, F.E.; MacMillan, J.R.; Cappa, J.A.; Scott, G.L.; Brannigan, J.P.; and Mitchell, S., 1983, 73 pages.
Completeset Complete Set Including: All available guidebooks and special publications., NMGS. $890.00
CompletesetR Complete Set Including: All available guidebooks, special publications, and roadlogs., NMGS. $1,020.00
FtStantonGuide cover 2022 Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference Road Log & Field Guide, Peerman, Steve; Blake, Johanna; Ferguson, Christina; Boston, Penny; Connolly, Cynthia; Miltenberger, Keely; Newton, Talon; Spilde, Mike, 2022, 31 pages, (PDF file).
G00028_Supp San Juan Basin III (Northwestern New Mexico) supplement, Siemers, Charles T. and Wadell, James S., 1977, 21 pages, NMGS. $10.00Buy Now
CD or DVD-ROM format (CD or DVD)
Geologic Road Log-Railroad cover Geologic Road Log: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Kelly, Shari; Barkmann, Peter; Benson, Rob; Lovekin, Jonathan; Dunn, Lisa, 2023, 36 pages, ISBN: 978-1-883905-51-4. $9.00Buy Now
NMParks-Northern cover Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, Price, L. Greer, [ed.], 2010, 372 pages, ISBN: 9781883905255. (Third revised reprinting) $29.95Buy Now
NMParks-Southern cover The Geology of Southern NM Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, Scholle, Peter A.; Ulmer-Scholle, Dana S.; Cather, Steven M.; Kelley, Shari A., [eds.], 2020, 404 pages, ISBN: 978-1-883905-48-4. $29.95Buy Now
rc_guide (CHAMA) cover The Rio Chama: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes, Bauer, Paul W.; Zimmerer, Matthew; Timmons, J. Michael; Felix, Brigitte; Harris, Steve, 2021, 134 pages, ISBN: 978-1-883905-32-3. $18.95Buy Now
rg_guide (RIO GRANDE) cover The Rio Grande: A River Guide to the Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico, Bauer, Paul W., 2011, 120 pages, ISBN: 978-1-883905-28-6, (Reprinted 2022). $23.00Buy Now
SO AREA GDBK Guidebook to the Socorro Area, New Mexico, McLemore, V.T.; Bowi, M.R.; compilers, 1987, 75 pages.
B-134 cover Field Excursions to the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, Self, Stephen; Heiken, G.; Sykes, M. L.; Wohletz, K.; Fisher, R. V.; Dethier, D. P., 1996, 72 pages. $13.00Buy Now
B-137 cover Field Guide to Geologic Excursions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas of Texas and Colorado, Julian, B.; Zidek, J., 1991, 192 pages.
[Out-of-print, available on disc]
$14.75Buy Now
CD or DVD-ROM format (CD or DVD)
B-149 cover Fieldtrip Guide to the Geochronology of El Malpais National Monument and the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field, Laughlin, A. William; Charles, R. W.; Reid, K.; White, C., 1993, 23 pages. $7.00Buy Now
C-154 cover Guidebook to Coal Geology of Northwest New Mexico, Beaumont, Edward C.; Shomaker, J. W.; Stone, W. J., 1976, 58 pages. $8.50Buy Now
C-163 cover Guidebook to Rio Grande Rift in New Mexico and Colorado, complied by Hawley, John W., 1978, 241 pages. $20.00Buy Now
GDBK-33 Road Logs to Albuquerque Country, Grambling, J.A., Wells, S.G., Callender, J.F.; [eds.], 1982, 124 pages, NMGS. $4.00Buy Now
OFR-22 Geologic guide to the trails at Philmont Scout Ranch, Balk, Robert, 1953, 74 pages, [CD/DVD-ROM on demand]. $10.00Buy Now
CD or DVD-ROM format (CD or DVD)
Quebradas_Guide cover A Geologic Guide to the Quebradas Back Country Byway, Peter A. Scholle, 2010, 21 pages, Bureau/BLM.
SP-7 cover Field Guide to Selected Cauldrons and Mining Districts of the Datil-Mogollon Volcanic Field, New Mexico, Chapin, C. E.; Elston, W. E.; James, H. L.; [eds.], 1978, 149 pages, NMGS. $5.00Buy Now