Bureau of Geology to Present Awards, Jan. 5, 2006

by Shawna Carter

SOCORRO, N.M., Jan. 5, 2006 —The Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) recently presented the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources with an Outstanding Publication Award in the electronic publications category for the Bureau’s Bulletin 160, “Tectonics, geochronology, and volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande rift.”

The CD, edited by Steven Cather, William McIntosh, and Shari Kelley, contains a wealth of information on the volcanic history of the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande rift in New Mexico and Colorado.

The fifteen papers included on the CD give information on detailed studies on the history of volcanic activity that created some of New Mexico and Colorado’s most distinctive landscape.

Also included on the CD are detailed geologic maps, geochronology tables, geophysical data, and a vast amount of information from new and previously unpublished research.

All of the information contained on this CD is formatted for easy navigation and use. The data can also be easily imported into other software programs for easier manipulation and application.

Copies of “Tectonics, geochronology, and volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande Rift” can be purchased for $10 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling through the Bureau’s Publication Sales Office. For more information about this or any other Bureau publication, write to the Bureau Publication Sales Office, New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801, or call 505.835.5490, or visit the Bureau’s website at http://geoinfo.nmt.edu.