MBMG Staff

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John J. Metesh
Director and State Geologist


Professional Experience

2012Present, Director and State Geologist
20112012, Assistant Director
20042011, Chief Research Division
2002present, Senior Research Hydrogeologist
19892002, Associate Research Hydrogeologist, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte

Education

PhD.Geology, The University of Montana, Missoula

M.S. Geological Engineering – Hydrogeology, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, Butte

B.S.Earth Science (Geology) Montana State University, Bozeman

 

 


Outside Publications

Gammons, C.H., Metesh, J.J., and Duaime, T.E., 2006, An overview of the mining history and geology of Butte, Montana, Technical Communications, Special Publication, Mine Water and the Environment, 25(2): 70-75.

Gammons, C.H., Metesh, J.J., and Snyder, D.M., 2006, A survey of the geochemistry of flooded mines shaft water in Butte, Montana, Special Publication, Mine Water and the Environment, 25(2): 100-107.

Metesh, J.J., 2006, Using a water balance to determine the source of water in the flooding underground mine workings of Butte, Montana, Special Publication, Mine Water and the Environment, 25(2): 107-113.

Maest, A.M., Metesh, J.J., and Duaime, T.E., 2004, Abstract: Mass-balance modeling of dissolved copper loading to the Berkeley Pit, Montana, USA, 11th Annual Water Rock Symposium, June, 2004.

Metesh, J.J., and J.R. Wheaton, 2004, A 3-dimensional, transient simulation of ground-water drawdown and recovery from coalbed methane development in multiple coal seams in southwest Montana, Geological Models for Groundwater Flow Modeling Workshop, Extended Abstracts, May 15, 2004 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Duaime, T. E, Metesh, J. J., Bergantino, R. N., Burns, G., Yovich, M. J., Lee-Roark, C., Smart E. W., and Ford, J. F., 1995, Hydrologic Aspects of Remediation of Metal Mine Impacts on Upper Clark Fork Superfund Sites, Butte to Warm Springs, Montana. Pp. 99-157 in Northwest Geology Field Guide to Geologic Excursions in Southwest Montana. Proceedings, Rocky Mountain Section, GSA Annual Meeting, May 16-21,1995. Vol. 24.

Marvin, R. K., Metesh, J. J., Lonn, J., Madison, J. P., and Wintergerst, R., 1995, Abandoned-Inactive Mines in the Deerlodge National Forest, Volume III: Flint Creek and Rock Creek Drainages. Final Report to U.S. Department of Agriculture, USFS. 173 pp.

Metesh, J. J., Lonn, J., Duaime, T. E., and Marvin, R. K, Wintergerst, R., 1995, Abandoned-Inactive Mines in the Deerlodge National Forest, Volume II: Cataract Creek Drainage. Final Report to U.S. Department of Agriculture, USFS. 163 pp.

Maest, A. S. and Metesh, J. J., 1994, Clark Fork River Basin NPL Sites. Montana. Butte Ground Water Injury AssessmentReport Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. pp 120.

Metesh, J. J., Lonn J., Hall, J. G, 1994, GIS Analysis: Geology-Land Type Associations, Basin and Cataract Creek Drainages. Final Report to USDA Forest Service. pp 14.

Metesh, J. J., 1994, Geothermal Resources of Montana. Final Report to Oregon Institute of Technology GeoHeat Center and University of Utah Research Institute. pp 51.

Metesh, J. J., 1994, Clark Fork Natural Resource Damage Assessment- Grounwater: Montana Pole Treatment Plant Groundwater Injury Assessment. Butte Montana: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. pp 44.

Duaime T. E., Metesh, J. J., and Miller M. R., 1993, Monitoring and Sampling Activities Related to the Flooding Underground Mines and Berkeley Pit, Butte Montana. Abstract. Mine Operations and Closure Short Course.

Metesh, J. J., 1993, Design of Adequate QA/QC for Water Quality Monitoring and Related Issues. Abstract. Mine Operations and Closure Short Course

Metesh, J. J., 1991, Hydrogeologic Controls on Salt Loads in Coal Strip Mine Spoils. Montana Water Resources Center. Montana State University. pp 41.

Metesh, J. J., 1990, Aquifer Testing and Evaluation at the Travona Mine and Marget Ann mine, Butte, Montana. Abstract. Journal of Groundwater. National Water Well Association.

Metesh, J. J., 1990, Hydrogeologic Controls on Coal Strip Mine Spoils. Abstract. Rocky Mountain Groundwater Conference. Butte, Montana.

Metesh, J.J., and Esp, D. L. 1985, Montana Hazards and Vulnerability Analysis. Earthquakes, Montana Disaster and Emergency Service Section. pp 21.

Sonderegger, J. L., Metesh, J. J., Duaime, T. E., Natural Neutralization of Acid Rock Drainage into the Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana. To be submitted to Applied Geochemistry.