Annual Annual Fall Field Conference – Scholarship Registration
Geology of the Las Cruces Area, October 24-27, 2018

Only for students that have already received a scholarship to attend the conference!

Please read the announcement for this Field Conference before registering and note that if you are a scholarship recipient, you will receive a waiver for registration fees plus a stipend (contingent upon available funds) to help cover the cost of accommodations and breakfasts (all other transportation and meals are provided as part of the conference). You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodations though.

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*Mailing Address:

You must be an NMGS member to register for the conference, but your Student Membership is free and automatic with your scholarship.

Conference Details

Late Pliocene geothermal opal and calcite beds in axial-fluvial sediment of the Camp Rice Formation in the Rincon Hills (leader: Greg Mack).
Early Cenozoic igneous activity in the Organ Mountains at Dripping Springs (leaders: Frank Ramos, Brian Hampton, Bill Seager).
The Radium Springs Geothermal System and the Masson Geothermal Greenhouses (leader: Jim Witcher).

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For all three days, the conference will be traveling in passenger van caravans. The trip will start and end every day at the Ramada Palms Motel in Las Cruces.


Custom NMGS T-shirts for 2018 will be available at the conference. You can reserve one (or more) before October 3, 2018 and pay for them at the conference. Only a limited number of shirts will be available for purchase without a pre-order.

Note: The pre-order deadline has past, please inquire at the conference if any T-shirts are still available.

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T-shirts will be silk screened with this Bill Seager painting of the Doña Ana Mountains


Participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations.

The conference organizers have reserved a block of rooms at the Ramada Palms Hotel in Las Cruces, 201 East University Avenue Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005, 575-526-4411. Remember to mention that you are attending the NMGS FFC to obtain reduced rates.


  • Registration fees or scholarships do not cover accommodations or breakfasts (all other meals are provided). However, many accomodations include breakfast, so inquire when you reserve your room.
  • If you have placed publications for purchase in your cart, they will not be included in this registration transaction. To complete payment for pending items, after you complete your registration, please click the 'View Cart' link at the top of any NMGS page (or click a 'buy now' link for an additional item). The separation of membership dues/conference registration from publication sales is necessary to keep the Societies' accounting more manageable.

Completing the Registration:

When you click the 'Register' link below, you will see a shopping cart with your registration information. Choose the 'Phone' option for 'payment' and click 'Continue' to complete the process. Congratulations on your scholarship. We hope you enjoy the conference!