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Scott A Minor

Scott Minor is a Scientist Emeritus with the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center.

Current Research and Specialties

Geologic framework and fault kinematic and paleostress histories of strain transfer and accommodation zones of the middle and northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico and Colorado

Fault-related fluid flow within poorly consolidated sediments

Geologic mapping and geologic framework characterization

Structural geology, especially brittle faulting


Professional Experience

  • 1998-present: Research Geologist

  • 1984-1998: Geologist

  • 1979-1981: Physical Science Technician

Education and Certifications

  • 1985: M.S., Geology, University of Colorado

  • 1979: B.S., Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Geological Society of America

  • Colorado Scientific Society (2011: President)

  • American Geophysical Union

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government