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Geological & Geophysical Consulting Services

As a practicing geologist and geophysicist, I offer a range of consulting services to individuals and businesses. Two examples of the types of services that I provide are given below. For questions regarding consulting services, please contact me at ben@murphygeo.com.

Geological Review and Summary

Every place on the Earth has a unique geologic story that stretches back millions to billions of years. Even the most seemingly mundane settings hold rich histories of times when the Earth looked drastically different. While peering back millions to billions of years can be a mind-bending experience due to the unfathomable magnitude of the time scales involved, the view nevertheless sparks the imagination of the incredible ways in which our planet has evolved over millennia. As a student of North American geology, I've learned much about the geologic history of the continental United States, both through my research and through my travels.

There are many situations in business in which it is valuable to have some kind of understanding of the geologic history and setting of some location. One of the main services that I provide is crafting geologic overviews, reviews, and summaries of a given region of interest. The resulting product can be as simple as a general regional geologic overview, or it can involve detailed geologic map compilation and a deep search through regional or local geologic literature.

Such geological reviews or summaries are particularly useful in ecotourism and other location-based industries that rely on their natural setting. For example, I have worked with the owners of the Changing Sky Retreat to provide a regional geologic overview of their property. My services added value to their operation by elucidating the natural history of their surroundings to their visitors.

Electromagnetic Geophysics for Subsurface Investigations

I work closely with ModEM Geophysics (and by extension Consulting GEO) to provide a range of services for exploration and R&D applications. Such services include data processing, data quality control, inversion, resolution analysis, interpretation, and geophysical/geological synthesis.

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If a volcano erupts in the Archean and leaves no geologic record, did it really happen?

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