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Mark M. Mansell

GIS Specialist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-5562

Mark Mansell is a GIS Specialist II for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources where he has worked since January, 1996. Prior to his coming to the Bureau of Geology, Mark was a student at New Mexico Tech where he studied Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science while working at the Bureau of Geology as a student tech support/helpdesk specialist. Mark's day to day activities now include support of a wide range of Bureau Projects using GIS software such as Arc/Info, Global Mapper, and Safesoft's FME to build and maintain GIS databases, and to analyze the spatial and non-spatial information in them. Over the years, much of his work has been concerned with the compiling of geologic data to be used in creating geologic maps for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP) but he has more recently been involved in the development and launch of our new WebMap application (interactive map) as well as a study on geohazards, including collapsible soils and landslides. He also works with Information Technology staff on maintaining our in house ArcServer.


GIS Course Work (ESRI)

  • Introduction to ARC/INFO
  • Advanced ARC/INFO
  • Customizing ARC/INFO with AML
  • ArcGIS 4: Sharing Content on the Web
  • ArcGIS for Server: Site Configuration and Administration

Recent and Current Projects

  • Geologic Map of the Mount Taylor Volcano Area, New Mexico
  • Geologic Map of the Picuris Mountains Area, New Mexico
  • Geologic Map of Northern Taos County, New Mexico
  • State wide Geologic Hazards Study (Collapsible Soils and Landslides)


  1. Kelson, Keith I.; Bauer, Paul W.; Love, David; Connell, Sean D.; Mansell, Mark; Rawling, Geoffrey, 2005, Initial paleoseismic and hydrologic assessment of the Southern Sangre de Cristo fault at the Taos Pueblo site, Taos, New Mexico, , NMBGMR OFR-476, 46 pages.
  2. McLemore, Virginia T.; Hoffman, Gretchen K.; Mansell, Mark; Jones, Glen R.; Krueger, Christian B.; Wilks, Maureen, 2005, Mining districts in New Mexico, NMBGMR OFR-494.
  3. Broadhead, Ronald F.; Mansell, Mark; Jones, Glen, 2009, Carbon dioxide in New Mexico: Geologic distribution of natural occurrences, , NMBGMR OFR-514,131 pages.
  4. Rinehart, Alex J.; Cikoski, Colin T.; Mansell, M.M.; Love, D.W., 2017, Collapsible Soil Susceptibility Map for New Mexico (1:750,000) Based on Multiple Proxies, NMBGMR OFR-593, 72 pages, Scale 1:750,000.
  5. Koning, Daniel J.; Mansell, Mark, 2017, Rockfall susceptibility maps for New Mexico, NMBGMR OFR-595, 41 pages, Scale 1:750,000.


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New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801-4796