Mount Taylor Area
— May 15 - 18, 2022
*The 2021 Mt Taylor Fall Field Conference has been rescheduled for Sunday May 15 to Wednesday 18, 2022. If you were registered for the conference in 2021, you can roll-over your registration to secure a spot for the conference, or you may request a refund. Contact Connie Apache to finalize whatever choices work best for you. 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.