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  • A sloughing of the southeast corner of the Berkeley Pit

    Pit safety talk draws crowd - sloughing, water level among residents' concerns

    Montana Standard
    Posted March 20, 2013   
    By John Grant Emeigh

    Photo by Walter Hinick

    A sloughing of the southeast corner of the Berkeley Pit that occurred on Feb. 8 can be seen in this photo taken Tuesday 3/19/13. The wall has been the site of three small slides in the past year.

  • Berkley pit Photo by Walter Hinik, Montana Standard

    Sliding pit walls raise concernMontana Stsndard
    • Posted March 10, 2013   By John Grant Emeigh

    Photo by Walter Hinick

  • Demand for rare-earth elements brings attention to the Bitterroot — Montana Bureau of Mines geologist Kaleb Scarberry says the obscure elements go into things "that are becoming increasingly more important to what we need as a society." Rare elements
    The demand is driven by the properties of the 17 rare earth elements, especially their magnetic qualities.
    "As technology improves and we make gadgets that are smaller and smaller, and presumably more and more durable, you're going to require components, specifically magnets to keep those tiny moving parts together," Scarberry said.

    CBS News• posted by Dennis Bragg -
      KPAX News Missoula

  • portion of the geologic map of the Lodge Grass 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Montana, 2000, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Geologic Map 56Hug a geologist It's Geologic Map Day — Today is Geologic Map Day, part of Earth Science Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, the American Association of State Geologists, and the American Geosciences Institute, Earth Science Week encourages everyone to learn about the geosciences. At the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, we’re all about Earth Science.Montana Stsndard • Friday, October, 19, 2012
  • Sheilds Valley-frackingArmed with data: Bureau of Mines helps Shields Valley prepare for fracking

    Bozeman Chronicle
    Sunday, July 8, 2012
    , Chronicle Staff Writer


  • New director of Bureau of Mines namedJohn Metesh  — John Metesh, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. He'll start the position in SeptemberMontana Stsndard • Sunday June 14, 2012




  • Announced at Montana Tech's Annual Awards TGIF, May 4th, 2012, this years winners are: Distinguished Researcher Award
    • Jeff Lonn  - Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
    • Chris Danielson - Liberal StudiesRobin McCulloch receiving LIfe Time Distinguished  Researcher award
    • Chris Gammons - Geological Engineering

Lifetime Distinguished Researcher Award

    • Robin McCulloch - Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Decade Awards
Honor accomplishments in mentorship, inventorship and grantspersonship over the last ten years.