Mark Carter

Biography

Mark Wayne Carter has been a professional geologist for 22 years.  After an education at Old Dominion University (B.S.) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (M.S.), Mark began his career in 1996 with the North Carolina Geological Survey in Asheville, mapping throughout the Blue Ridge and parts of the Chauga belt in western North Carolina.  In 2004, Mark moved to the Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources in Charlottesville, expanding his mapping experience with several projects in the eastern Piedmont and inner Coastal Plain provinces near Richmond, as well as in the Virginia Blue Ridge.  Mark came on board with the US Geological Survey in 2009 as a team member of the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Appalachian Blue Ridge Project, mapping along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  In 2011, Mark served as local USGS coordinator for USGS response following the Mineral, Virginia earthquake, and has been Project Chief for the USGS National Cooperative Mapping Program project "Geologic Framework for Seismic Hazards in Central Virginia and eastern US: Targeted Geologic Mapping and Synthesis" since 2014 and is transitioning in 2018 to mapping in the eastern Piedmont in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina for critical minerals and aggregate resources.