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Lynn Brandvold

Emerita - Sr. Chemist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796

(575) 835-6333 fax


  • B.S. North Dakota State University
  • M.S. North Dakota State University


  • Surface and ground water quality
  • Water, ore, soil, and sediment analysis
  • Trace metal analyses
  • Environmental effects of mining
  • Acid rock drainage

Boards and Commissions

  • New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (1972-2005)
  • New Mexico Water Conference Advisory Board (1975-2005)
  • New Mexico Water Resources Reasearch Institute--Research Program Development and Review Board (1993-2005)
  • Interstate Oil Compact Commission, Environmental Committee (1985-2005)
  • Acid Drainage Taskforce Initiative, Metal Mining Sector
  • New Mexico Soil and Water Commission Grant Review Panel (2002-2005)

Professional Societies

  • New Mexico Academy of Science; Past President, current Jr. Academy of Science Director
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy; Rio Grande Section; Past Secretary, Past Chairman Elect, Past Chairman
  • Society of Mineral Analysts
  • Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  • Sigma Xi; NM Tech Chapter; Past President, current Treasurer
  • New Mexico Geological Society
  • American Water Resources Association; New Mexico Section


Community Organizations and Hobbies

  • Socorro Rotary Club; Past President, current Secretary
  • Socorro General Hospital Board of Trustees
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church; Chairperson of Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Trustee
  • My Genealogy Pages
  • Major outside interest: five wonderful grandchildren