2021 Fall Field Conference postponed

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View of Mt. Taylor and La Jara Mesa from Day 1, Stop 2. Slopes in the foreground, Morrison Formation.
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Mount Taylor Area

*The conference has been postponed due to the considerable increase of COVID cases since the beginning of August, 2021. We are considering rescheduling the conference for late May or early June in 2022. The 2022 Fall Field Conference in Socorro is moving ahead as planned.

The 2021* NMGS Fall Field Conference will visit the area around Mount Taylor, a stratovolcano near Grants, New Mexico. The motivations for hosting a conference at Mt. Taylor are two-fold: 1) the completion of the Mt. Taylor geologic map and 2) the conclusion of “Energize New Mexico,” a five-year, NSF-funded program to support research in non-carbon emitting energy resources, including uranium resources. Researchers from the projects will lead or present during the conference. The Mt. Taylor area is rich in geologic history, including the relatively rapid creation of a complex volcanic mountain, the important uranium and coal deposits preserved in the shadows of Mt. Taylor and the resulting mining legacy, and the Jurassic and Cretaceous stratigraphy within and surrounding Mt. Taylor.

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