Meetings & Events in and Around New Mexico


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

We are very sorry to say that the NMGS Spring Meeting has been CANCELED due to concern about the COVID-19 pandemic. For those that have already registered for the meeting, we are working to get refunds to you.

We hope to reschedule this meeting once the pandemic is under control, but we have no idea when that might be. We are still accepting abstracts online in the hope that we can hold the meeting later this calendar year.

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 - CANCELED 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 Rocky Mountain Section - AAPG Meeting Grand Junction, CO
September 13 - 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Four Corners Geological Society and the Grand Junction Geological Society are co-hosting the 2020 Rocky Mountain Section - AAPG Meeting, from September 13-16th at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, CO. Our theme is 20/20 VISION, TURN HINDSIGHT TO FORESIGHT. We’re pleased to announce that Abstract Submission is now open!

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Thermo 2020: 17th International Conference on Thermochronology Santa Fe, NM
September 13 - 19, 2020

Abstract Submission Opens:
January 31, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline:
April 17, 2020

Early Registration:
March 1 – June 15, 2020

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Fort Stanton Cave, New Mexico: Science Conference Socorro, NM
September 17 - 19, 2020

The primary goal of this conference is to gather together the many individuals who have been working on various scientific and related aspects of Fort Stanton Cave (FSC) to share results, cross-fertilize their work with other investigators, and hopefully to stimulate more interest in scientific projects into the future.

We are planning the conference for September 17, 18, and 19th, 2020, to celebrate the upcoming 20th year of Snowy River’s discovery. It will be held at New Mexico Tech and NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources facilities in Socorro, New Mexico.

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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


Weekly Geology Seminars at NM Universities

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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.