Industrial Minerals Geologist
Utah Geological Survey
Andrew Rupke joined the Utah Geological Survey as an industrial minerals geologist in 2010. Prior to that, he worked as a geologist in the mining industry for over 6 years. His work and research at the UGS focuses on Utah’s diverse industrial mineral resources including potash, phosphate, high-calcium limestone, and others. He manages the survey’s Great Salt Lake brine sampling program and conducts research on the north arm’s salt crust. He received his B.S. in geology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and his M.S. in geology from the University of Utah. He is a registered Professional Geologist in Utah.