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Dr. Charles Chapin

Dr. Charles Chapin
Emeritus - Director & State Geologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology



  • Geological Engineer, Colorado School of Mines, 1954, Mining Geology
  • D.Sc. Colorado School of Mines, 1965, Geology/Chemistry

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Research Award—New Mexico Tech, 1988
  • Distinguished Lecturer—American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1985-1986
  • Van Diest Gold Medal (Research)—Colorado School of Mines, 1980
  • Distinguished Achievement Medal—Colorado School of Mines, 1999