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Adam Read

 Adam Read
Geologist, Webmaster, ABQ Office Manager
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources — Albuquerque Office
1015 Tijeras Avenue NW, Suite 200
Albuquerque NM 87102-2909

At the Bureau of Geology, I have been involved in a wide range of projects. I have created geologic maps of several areas and mapped rocks ranging in age from Proterozoic to Quaternary. My educational background is in structural geology and ductile deformation of Proterozoic metamorphic rocks in New Mexico. My field projects include investigation of the timing of strike-slip faulting on the Pecos-Picuris Fault, mapping in the Southern Española Basin, the Sandia Mountains, and Ladron Peak areas (among others). Currently, much of my time is devoted to maintaining the Bureau website.

(See Curriculum Vitae)



  • Geologist / Webmaster — New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources: 2003 to present
  • Geological Lab Associate — New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources: Aug. 1998 to 2003
  • Geologic Mapper — New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources: Jun. 1997 to Aug. 1998
  • Editorial Assistant and Graphic Artist — Rocky Mountain Geology: Jan. 1998 to Mar. 1998
  • River Guide & Interpreter — Cerro Alto Geological Consultants: Mar. 1996 & Jun. 1997
  • Teaching & Research Assistant — University of New Mexico: Aug. 1994 to Jun. 1997
  • Emergency Medical Technician — Albuquerque Ambulance Service: Mar. 1994 to Feb 1995
  • Geologist — Santa Fe Pacific Mining: Jan. 1, 1990 to Aug. 15, 1993
  • Rock Climbing Instructor — University of New Mexico: Aug. 1988 to May 1990
  • Ropes Course Technician — University of New Mexico Confidence Course: Aug. 1988 to Dec. 1993


  • Structural geology
  • Geologic mapping
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) applied to geological problems
  • Internet information technology and geoinformatics
  • Web application development (using Coldfusion, HTML, CSS, and Javascript)
  • Digital photogrammetry and applications for geologic mapping