NO. 16, SEPTEMBER 1967 AUSTIN, TEXAS Editor-, angel d. leshikar
Here It Is!
After a decade of hoping, many months of planning, and more than two years of construction, the new Geology Build ing is finished and occupied. Geology faculty and students began moving in before the end of May, and the staff of the Bureau of Economic Geology followed in June. Most of the summer has been needed for moving books, maps, equipment, furniture and collections. Full-scale use will begin with the fall semester in September.
The new building contains 132,000 square feet of gross floor space, and it cost approximately $2,450,000 to build. With the addition of books, maps, microscopes and other
scientific equipment from former quarters, the building and its contents represent an investment of considerably more than three million dollars in physical facilities for geological edu cation and research on the main campus of The University of Texas. In addition, the Balcones Research Center at the north western edge of Austin houses the Well Sample Library, Ver tebrate Paleontology Laboratory, Mineral Studies Laboratory and Radiocarbon Laboratory, which are also part of the ge ological facilities of the university.
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