NBMG graduate students take clean sweep in GSA student map competition!!!

Congratulations are in order for three of our current and recent graduate students who won “gold, silver, and bronze” (clean sweep) in the 2014 Student Geologic Map Competition at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Vancouver, BC, today (October 21, 2014).

Chad Carlson: 1st place for his Geologic Map of the Terrill Mountains, western Nevada.  Ph.D. student (Advisor-Jim Faulds)

Russell DiFiori: 2nd place for his Geologic Map of the Eureka Mining District, eastern Nevada.  M.S. completed-May 2014 (Advisor-Sean Long)

Joel Edwards: 3rd place for his Geologic Map of Neal Hot Springs, eastern Oregon.  M.S. completed-May 2013 (Advisor-Jim Faulds)

All three worked incredibly hard and dedicated many months to generating some very detailed and beautiful maps of some very complex geology.  These maps will stand as enormous contributions for many years to come.  Please join me in congratulating three very talented individuals.

Our Cartographic/GIS staff also deserve kudos for helping with the layout and providing technical assistance on the maps.


James E. Faulds, Ph.D. (Jim)
Director/State Geologist/Professor
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Here is a YouTube video of the students talking about their winning posters:

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