New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Established by legislation in 1927, the 'Bureau' is a research and service division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech). We are a non-regulatory agency that serves as the state geological survey for the State of New Mexico with these main goals:

  •     Conduct research and interact with State and Federal agencies and industry to facilitate prudent exploitation of the state's geological resources.
  •     Distribute accurate information to scientists, decision makers, and the New Mexico public regarding the state's geologic infrastructure, mineral and energy resources, and geohydrology (including water quantity and quality).
  •     Create accurate, up-to-date maps (using GIS) of the state's geology and resource potential.
  •     Provide timely information on potential geologic hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic events, soils-and subsidence-related problems, and flooding.
  •     Act as a repository for cores, well cuttings and a wide variety of geological data. Provide convenient physical and internet access for New Mexicans to such resources.
  •     Provide public education and outreach through college teaching and advising, a Mineral Museum, and teacher- and student-training programs.
  •     Our staff serve on a number of boards and commissions within the state and the region concerned with various geoscience-related issues.



 

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Sinkholes: A hidden, real New Mexico geohazard 2016 sinkhole, hazards, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Reasonable foreseeable development (RFD) for northern New Mexico 2015 oil and gas, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
A hydrogeologic investigtion of groundwater-fed springs and wetland at La Cienega, Santa Fe County, New Mexico 2015 water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Sacramento Mountains Watershed Study - The effects of tree thinning on the local hydrologic system 2015 climate, water, watershed, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
New Mexico Universities Working Group on Water Supply Vulnerabilities: Final report to the Interim Committee on Water and Natural Resources 2015 drought, climate, water, water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
A hydrogeologic investigation of Curry and Roosevelt counties, New Mexico 2015 water, water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Brackish and Saline Groundwater in New Mexico 2015 water, water quality, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Hydrologic investigation at White Sands National Monument 2014 water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Northeastern Tularosa Basin regional hydrogeology study, New Mexico 2014 water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
13th Annual Española Basin Technical Advisory Group (EBTAG) Workshop and Field Trip 2014 water, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Hydrologic assessment of oil and gas resource development of the Mancos Shale in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico 2014 oil and gas, water quality, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
The role of geology in shaping New Mexico's future 2014 geoscience, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Assessment of the sustainability of geothermal development within the Truth or Consequences Hot-Springs district, New Mexico 2013 geothermal, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Hydrogeology of east-central Union County, northeastern New Mexico 2013 water, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
12th Annual Espanola Basin Workshop: The lower Santa Fe River and the vision for water sustainability in Santa Fe County 2013 water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
An update on the hydrogeology of Magdalena, Socorro County, New Mexico 2013 water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Tree-ring insights on New Mexico's monsoon and Rio Grande stream flow 2013 drought, hazards, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Sacramento Mountains Hydrogeologic Study: Final technical report 2012 water quality, water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
10th Annual Espanola Basin Workshop: Espanola Basin surface and ground water quality 2012 water quality, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
11th Annual Espanola Basin Workshop: Espanola Basin Watersheds: Natural and anthropogenic impacts on surface and ground water resources 2012 water quality, water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
New Mexico's Natural Gas Resources 2012 oil and gas, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Hydrogeologic investigation of the northern Taos Plateau, Taos County, New Mexico 2012 water, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Rare Earth Elements for Emerging Technologies 2011 critical minerals, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Final report on the geochemistry of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Roswell, New Mexico 2011 water quality, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
9th Annual Espanola Basin Workshop: Watersheds and surface water of the Espanola Basin 2011 water quality, water availability, new mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

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