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James Faulds

Professor, State Geologist, Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology


Areas of expertise

  • Geologic mapping
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Geothermal Activity –Great Basin, USA, and western Turkey


  • Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1989
  • M.S. University of Arizona, 1986
  • B.S. University of Montana, highest honors, 1981