Adjunct Professor of GeologyAnita Moore-Nall

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Structural geology, hydrothermal brecciation processes, economic and industrial mineral exploration, medical and environmental geology and geography, cultural earth science, and climate change.


My research interests stem from work I did both during my dissertation, working in industry and growing up on several Native American reservations.  


Montana State University, Bozeman, MT    Earth Sciences, Geology option, PhD, 2017

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT    Earth Sciences, Geology option, BS, 1984     

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT    Film and Television, Photography option, BA, 1984  


Academic/Professional Appointments

Montana State University, Research Assistant, 2011-2013, 2015-2016

Native Science Fellowships with HOPA Mountain organization, 2016, 2015, 2012

Sloan Scholar, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) Program, awarded 2012

Montana State University, Teaching Assistant, 2010, 2012

Big Sky Science Partnership, Math and Science Resource Center, Montana State University. Taught earth sciences to teachers on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations, 2010

Project geologist, World Industrial Minerals (WIM), Uranium, 2007-2010

Consulting geologist, WIM and MLS, Tellurium exploration in US and Mexico, 2006-2007

Consulting geologist, Eurasian Minerals, Gold exploration in Romania, 2007

Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman, Montana, Seasonal job, Surveyor, GIS work, 1991-1995

Mineral Hill Mine, Jardine, Montana, Engineering Technician, 1989-1991

USGS, Branch of Exploration Geochemistry, Denver, CO, Physical Science technician, 1985

USGS, Denver, CO, Geological field assistant with NAGT program, 1984

Atlantic Richfield Company, Lafayette, Louisiana, junior geologist, 1982, 1983

Selected Publications

Moore-Nall, A.L., 2016, Structural controls and chemical characterization of brecciation and uranium vanadium mineralization in the northern Bighorn Basin, PhD dissertation, 363 p.


Moore-Nall, A., 2015, The Legacy of Uranium Development on or Near Indian Reservations and Health Implications Rekindling Public Awareness: Geosciences, v. 5, p. 15-29; doi: 10.3390/geosciences5010015 Open access Review article


Eggers, M.J., Moore-Nall, A.L., Doyle, J.T., Lefthand, M.J., Young, S.L., Bends, A.L., Committee, C.E.H.S., Camper, A.K., 2015, Potential Health Risks from Uranium in Home Well Water: An Investigation by the Apsaalooke (Crow) Tribal Research Group: Geosciences, v. 5, p. 67-94; doi:10.3390/geosciences5010045 Open access Article


Moore-Nall, A. and Lageson, D.R., 2015, Elevated REE in Ore Minerals of the Pryor Mountain Mining District, South Central Montana: MBMG Open-File Report 669, p. 56-58.


Anita Moore-Nall