Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pennsylvania names new State Geologist

Pennsylvania announced the appointment of George Love to the position of Director, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey. George has been serving as the Assistant Bureau Director in Topographic and Geologic Survey since joining DCNR after retiring from Carmeuse North America in 2006.

George will function as the State Geologist of Pennsylvania and be responsible for directing the activities of the Bureau’s professional, technical, and administrative staff. He will continue to advance the integration of the Bureau’s work with the key initiatives of the Department.

George has over 30 years experience in executive leadership positions in mining, minerals, exploration, permitting, geology and geotechnical engineering in private industry and government. In past roles, George has led up to 240 workers with an overall operating budget of $37 million. He has a Master’s Degree in Geology and numerous credits in Civil Engineering and Soil Mechanics.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

State Geologists blitz the Capitol

State Geologists from around the country are arriving in Washington DC for a multi-day blitz of meetings and briefings with dozens of federal agencies, Congressional committees, and NGOs.

Twice a year AASG holds this "Liaison" session to stay on top of developing issues and share our perspectives on national programs.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

NY and PA state geologists stepping down

New York state geologist Dr. William "Bill" Kelly announced today that he is retiring in two weeks after 30 years with the New York Geological Survey. Dr. Langhorne "Taury" Smith will serve as Acting State Geologist.

And in Pennsylvania, state geologist Dr. Jay Parrish announced he is leaving the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey at the end of the week to assume a position with the Dutton Institute at Penn State University, teaching remote sensing. George Love will be taking over as acting State Geologist.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Rockhound Guide to New Mexico

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has posted a 111-page compendium of field guides and related materials as a Rockhound Guide to New Mexico.

This information is designed to direct people to localities where they may collect specimens and also to give them some brief information about the area. These sites have been chosen because they may be reached by
passenger car.

[right, copper "chile" spinel twin from the Santa Rita NM area. Credit, NMBGMR]