The Mountain Geologist

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Access The Mountain Geologist

Online - If you are a member, click here to login and access the 6 most recent issues. Issues of The Mountain Geologist will remain on the RMAG web site approximately 18 months. Please note the expiration dates are shown next to each issue.

1964-2005 - Can be purchased here.

                               Member Price: $50

                               Non-Member Price: $75

2006-2010 - Can be purchased here

                               Member Price: $30

                               Non-Member Price: $40

2014 & Older - Can be purchased here at AAPG Datapages.

Limited Past Print Issues - Limited past print issues (2013 and prior) are available! Call (303-573-8621) or email the office ( for more information. They are available for $15 each. 

 About The Mountain Geologist 

Published since 1964, The Mountain Geologist is the peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG). Issues are published online in January, April, July and October of each year. The Mountain Geologist circulates to the 2200-plus members of the RMAG and about 200 university and government libraries and industrial associates.

The Mountain Geologist is a regionally oriented publication. It focuses on the geology of the Rocky Mountains area of the United States. Topics from outside the region are of interest to the readership when they bear on problems relating to those in Rocky Mountains geology. The range of topics presented in The Mountain Geologist covers almost every sub-discipline in the geosciences: environmental geology and geomorphology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, mining and petroleum geology, paleontology, petrology, stratigraphy, structural geology, and more. Authors are from industry, government, and academia.

 Call for Papers

Earth Scientists - Publish in The Mountain Geologist! Share your ideas, experience and wisdom about Rocky Mountain region geology!

Examples of topics we have published in the past: igneous and metamorphic geology and petrology, sedimentary basins, stratigraphy, diagenesis, paleontology, geohydrology, geothermal, geochemistry and more.

Manuscript submission

Inquiries regarding suitability of topics should be sent to Justin Birdwell, Executive Editor (jbirdwell@usgs.govor by calling the RMAG office at 303-573-8621

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically to our Executive Editor: (  Please indicate topic in the Subject line. Manuscripts should be written in accordance with the RMAG “Author Style Guide."

Frontispiece Photo Submission

If you would like to submit a Rocky Mountain geology photograph to The Mountain Geologist, please send an inquiry that includes: “frontispiece photo for The Mountain Geologist”, written description of the photo, and your contact information to Do not send the photo until we contact you.

Author Style Guide and Bibliography

Downloadable Author Style Guide 2016

Downloadable The Mountain Geologist Bibliography 1964 – 2009

Downloadable Cumulative Bibliography and Index: The Mountain Geologist 1964-2010