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Dr. Geoffrey Rawling

Dr. Geoffrey Rawling
Sr. Field Geologist
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 work in the NMBGMR Aquifer Mapping and Geologic Mapping Programs. My responsibilities include collection of physical and chemical hydrologic data, geologic mapping, and subsequent data analysis and interpretation. I have mapped all or part of more than twenty 7.5’ quadrangles across NM and created several regional geologic maps, performing all compilation of new and legacy geologic mapping, subsurface geologic interpretation, and digital cartography. In addition to preparing technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific papers, I frequently present the results of NMBGMR research programs to diverse audiences including scientists, conservation districts, state and local government officials, and groups of concerned citizens.

(See Curriculum Vitae)


  • Ph.D. in Geology, 2002, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • M.S. in Geosciences, 1997, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • B.S. in Geosciences, with Distinction, 1994, The Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise & Interests

  • Regional hydrogeology studies in New Mexico
  • Geologic mapping
  • Statistics and geostatistics
  • Structural geology and rock mechanics
  • Communication of NMBGMR geoscience research to the public

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 John C. Frye Award for best environmental geology paper published by a state geologic survey or the Geological Society of America
  • 2001 Langmuir Award for outstanding research paper by a graduate student (NMT)
  • 1998 Robert Wellnitz Memorial Scholarship for excellence in field-oriented geologic research in New Mexico (NMT)
  • 1995 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (SUNY)
  • 1994 Undergraduate Science Writing Award (PSU)
  • Dean’s List six of eight semesters at PSU