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Dustin Baca

 Dustin Baca
Chemistry Lab Tech
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

I do instrumental analysis on aqueous samples for environmental research and monitoring, for various research conducted at New Mexico Tech, and for private individuals. I also enjoy training students in analytical techniques and assisting them with their various projects.


I attended New Mexico Tech from 1998-2001.


  • I began working at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology in 2003 as a Laboratory Technician in the Wet Chemistry Laboratory, where I still work today.
  • After a number of years working as a technician in the Perlite Testing Laboratory, I became the manager from 2015 until it was decommissioned in 2022.