Scott A Minor

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



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

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

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Colorado Scientific Society (2011: President)
  • Geological Society of America

Professional Experience

1979-1981: Physical Science Technician

1984-1998: Geologist

1998-present: Research Geologist