Dr. John Minch has been selected as the new Editor of the Thomas Wilson Dibblee, Jr. Geological Foundation. 

John Minch received a BS and MA from San Diego State and a PhD from University of California, Riverside and taught at Saddleback College for 20 years.  He is well known in the geologic community having published nearly a hundred papers and abstracts, held a number of society offices and served on local and national committees.  He is a Distinguished Alumni, San Diego State University, a Honorary Life Member, Pacific Section AAPG.  He was General Chairman for the Pacific Section AAPG Annual Meetings in San Diego in 1974 and 1984 and the National AAPG Annual Meeting in San Diego in 1996

John has been the Acting Editor for the last three months.  He successfully brought the Santa Cruz Island East and West maps to publication by the Foundation in December.  John brings a new style of producing the high quality Dibblee Geological Foundation maps in digital form cutting costs while increasing quality and the rate of production of the maps.

The Dibblee Geological Foundation will publish an additional five maps covering six quadrangles along the San Andreas Fault in early March.  Those maps will include the Burnt Peak, Lake Hughes, Del Sur, Juniper Hills, Valyermo, and Mescal Creek quadrangles.  The Foundation plans to publish an additional eight maps in the Angeles Forest area of the San Gabriel Mountains and in the San Dimas area by early summer.  By late summer we will be well into a series of maps in the San Joaquin Valley.  We have a Santa Barbara area CD and a Ventura area CD

The Dibblee Geological Foundation is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to publishing the life work of Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr.  The Dibblee Geological Foundation has published over one hundred 7.5 minute quadrangles of Mr. Dibblee’s mapping.  Mr. Dibblee has about 400 unpublished field sheet (7.5 minute quadrangles and 15 minute quadrangles) waiting for publication.


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