Call for Papers
2013 Annual Fall Field Conference
I-40 From Flagstaff, AZ to Grants, NM
September 25-28, 2013
Every fall since 1950, the Society has held a field conference to some part of New Mexico and, in some cases, to border states. From the beginning, the conference has been accompanied by a guidebook with detailed road logs as well as peer-reviewed papers relevant to the region. These guidebooks remain as invaluable references to the geology of the conference study area and most are available for purchase.
Conference Overview & Call for Papers
The 2013 NMGS Fall Field Conference will shadow old Route 66 from Flagstaff, Arizona to Grants, New Mexico! The pre-conference field trip will take place at the Grand Canyon. Day 1 will include stops at S-P and Sunset Craters near Flagstaff before we continue on to Meteor Crater. Day 2 will focus on the geology, archeology and other features of Petrified Forest National Park. Day 3 will conclude the conference at Mount Taylor and there will be an optional field trip to the Rio Puerco after the conference. Highlights of this conference will include geology of the Grand Canyon area and the San Francisco volcanic field near Flagstaff, as well as stratigraphy, paleontology, paleomagnetism, archeology and mining endeavors in the Petrified Forest Park area and an update on the volcanic stratigraphy of Mount Taylor. We encourage submissions of papers related to geology along the entire Route 66 corridor from Williams, Arizona to Grants, New Mexico!
Papers for the 2013 Guidebook will be due by March 1st, 2013 to co-organizers Steve Semken (Arizona State University) or Kate Zeigler (NM Highlands University). Please follow our instructions to authors guidelines and note that papers must be reviewed prior to submittal to a co-organizer. Please send a co-organizer a brief email with a draft title for your paper so we can better identify gaps in our program.
Come get your geologist kicks on Route 66! Please note that we will be sharing this conference with our Arizona Geological Society confederates!
- Steve Semken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration
PO Box 871404, Tempe, AZ. 85287-1404
- Kate Zeigler: email@example.com
13170 Central Ave. SE, suite B, #137
Albuquerque, NM. 87123
- Michael Timmons: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeffrey Martz: email@example.com
Widespread enthusiasm for the Fall Field Conferences has led to receipt of many proposals for future conferences. Therefore, the schedule of upcoming field conferences is now outlined for the next several years. The field conference venues and names of organizers are listed below. All members are encouraged to volunteer assistance to the organizers or to contribute to the guidebooks. If you live near or are involved with the geology in the vicinity of the future conference sites, please consider contacting one of the organizers.
2014: Sacramento Mountains
— organizers: Geoff Rawling and Stacy Timmons
2015: Las Vegas Area
— organizers: Mike Petronis and Jennifer Lindline
If you have an idea for a future field conference, please contact the President of the NMGS.
Everyone is invited to share their best digital photos of past conferences with the rest of the Society membership. Please contact the society webmaster via the 'comments' link below.
- 1998: Las Cruces Country II
- 2002: White Sands
- 2005: Chama-Ghost Ranch
- 2011: Tusas Mountains and Ojo Caliente
- 2012: Warm Springs Region