Meetings & Events in and Around New Mexico

Meetings

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2020 NMGS Spring Meeting Macey Center, NMT, Socorro, NM
April 16, 2020

Special Theme: “Our Common Future: Reliability, Robustness, and Resiliency for Effective Risk Management”

A call for abstracts will be made in January, 2020. Abstracts related to the special theme session, or to the geology of New Mexico and adjacent states (including Mexico), will be invited for posters or oral presentations. Abstracts on non-regional topics of interest will also be considered.

Geological Society of Nevada 2020 Symposium Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV
May 4 - 12, 2020

Vision for Discovery: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Basin and Range.

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Alluvial Fans 2020: 6th International Conference Las Cruces, NM
May 10 - 15, 2020

The program includes three days of oral and poster presentations and two days of field trips to sites in the Rio Grande Rift north of Las Cruces. Participation from all those who are interested in alluvial fans is welcomed. Past conferences have brought together researchers from a diverse range of Earth science disciplines.

The conference venue is the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, with a special group rate of US $99 plus tax (via link on the conference website).

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2020 NMGS Fall Field Conference: Call for Papers Mount Taylor Area
September 23 - 26, 2020

The 2020 NMGS Fall Field Conference (Sept. 23-26) will visit the area around Mt. 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.

Call For Papers

Upcoming Events

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Explore the Geology of Southwestern New Mexico Calderas
November 9 - 11, 2019

Local geologists Fraser and Cathy Goff and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are offering an exciting three-day field trip to examine the geology and volcanology of southwestern New Mexico calderas (28 to 35 Myr) from Truth or Consequences to Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings to Glenwood. The outing begins on Saturday, November 9 and ends on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day). This trip is perfect for anyone with an interest in geology, archeology, or a bit of mining history. During the trip we’ll compare the young, well preserved Valles Caldera and upper Bandelier Tuff (1.25 Myr, 400 km3) with much larger, highly faulted and eroded calderas and tuffs of Southwestern New Mexico.

Ongoing

Weekly Geology Seminars at NM Universities

Check the links below for specific topics, dates, and times:

(Please contact the Webmaster if any changes or additions to these seminar listings are needed.)

New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards Roundhouse, Santa Fe, NM

The New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing or facilitating the role of earth science in the areas of education, research, public service, and public policy in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources is accepting nominations for the next annual Earth Science Achievement Award. This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing or facilitating the role of earth science in the areas of education, research, public service, and public policy in New Mexico.