Saturday, November 07, 2020

Frye Award to Missouri

The AASG/GSA Frye Award recognizes the best nominated state geological survey & GSA publications in environmental geology. The 2020 Frye Award has been presented to the James W. Duley and Cecil Boswell of the Missouri Geological Survey for the report “Revised Recharge Areas of Selected Large Springs in the Big Four Region of the Ozarks”.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Jamie Robertson receives the Campbell Medal

AGI has announced that Jamie Robertson, State Geologist of Wisconsin from 1993 to 2015, is the 2020 Campbell Medal recipient. Jamie played a steadfast role in AASG Liaison, he was the 96/97 AASG Secretary, and he worked his way up to 99/00 AASG President. He also held leadership roles with AGI and GSA, and other bodies. Prior to his service in Wisconsin, he was with New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas Co. Ltd., and Michigan Tech. He holds degrees from Carleton College and Michigan. The Campbell Medal is given in recognition of singular performance in and contributions to the profession of geology. Candidates are measured against the distinguished career of Ian Campbell, whose service to the profession touched virtually every facet of the geosciences.

Monday, October 05, 2020

Mankin Award to Delaware

The 2020 AASG Mankin Award recipient is the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) for their publication: “The Geologic Map of Offshore Delaware” by C. Robin Mattheus, Kelvin W. Ramsey and Jamie L. Tomlinson.  The Charles J. Mankin Award is an annual AASG award given to a nominated geological map, compilation, or report on regional, energy, or mineral resource geology. The award honors Charles Mankin (1932-2012), who as Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey for forty years (1967-2007) was a tireless advocate for geologic mapping. Here is a link to the map:

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2020-2021


As you know, exciting developments are happening in the world of geologic mapping! Societal needs are escalating, our capabilities are dramatically improving, and new funding is arriving.

We therefore are pleased to announce that the Geologic Mapping Forum for 2020 and 2021 will take place online this winter, as meetings of up to two hours duration on Thursdays at Noon Central, on Oct 8, Nov 5, & Dec 3, 2020, and Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, & Ap 22, 2021. Also, please stay tuned for DMT and additional important meetings.

The intended GMF audience is geological map authors and program managers, and the focus again will be on geology rather than funding or GIS. Abstracts for the 20-minute invited GMF talks will be requested. Discussion will be arranged. GMF20 invited speakers will be re-invited, GMF20 submitted abstracts will carry over, and we will invite each State, Fedmap leader, and additional colleagues.

Depending on the number of abstracts, we might schedule this as regional meetings as needed, in the New Year. Talks will be recorded and made available unless speakers request otherwise. Please mark your calendars. This is going to be great! Sincerely,

John Brock, US Geological Survey

Harvey Thorleifson, Minnesota Geological Survey


Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Jim Butler, Kansas Geological Survey, 2020 recipient of the Hubbert Award

Jim Butler, senior scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey, is the 2020 recipient of the National Ground Water Association’s M. King Hubbert Award. The association’s highest scientific honor, the award is given annually for major scientific or engineering contributions that advance the understanding of groundwater through research, writing, teaching and practical applications.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

California Geological Survey History 1850-2015

California Geological Survey has released Special Publication 126, a history of work performed by California’s state geological surveys between 1850 and 2015. As one of the first and longest-operating agencies in the state, CGS has weathered more than 165 years of physical and political challenges, financial difficulties, changes in scientific advancement, and public scrutiny. From the sparsely populated Gold Rush days of the early 1850s through years of rapid population growth and development, CGS maintained its goal of providing the citizens of California with sound, unbiased scientific data and advice on the diverse geology of the state, its mineral resources, and its geologic hazards.
Special Publication 126 is available as a hard copy for $75, plus $8 to cover shipping. It is not available for download. To purchase the book, contact our Publications Sales Desk.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Nicholas Hayman, Oklahoma Geological Survey Director

The new director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey is Dr. Nick Hayman, who previously worked at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas. He follows former director Jerry Boak who retired in 2019. Nick’s research has addressed the oceanic lithosphere, continental margins, and trench settings as well as fundamental properties of sediments and rocks. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.