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Rock Library

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

The Oakdale Iowa Geological Survey (OIGS) facility houses an unusual collection called the “Rock Library”.  The Rock Library is a collection of rock samples that constitutes the primary resource for understanding Iowa geology. The library includes well chip samples from over 39,000 sites around the state, well core (cylinders of rock drilled for research programs) […]

Locations

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Trowbridge Hall (map) 300 Trowbridge Hall 123 North Capitol Street Iowa City, IA 52242 The primary home of the Iowa Geological Survey is on the third floor of Trowbridge Hall on the main campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.  Built in 1916 to house the UI College of Dentistry, the building was reprogrammed […]

History: 1947–90

Posted on May 13th, 2014

In 1947, H. Garland Hershey succeeded Trowbridge, with whom he had served as assistant state geologist beginning in 1939. This was also the watershed year in which the director of the Geological Survey and the chair of the Department of Geology were separated into two full-time positions. Today the Geological Survey and the Department of […]

History: 1892–1947

Posted on May 13th, 2014

A permanent geological survey, as a separate agency of state government, was established in 1892. In accordance with legislative provisions, a Geological Board was also established to govern the broad administrative policies of the survey and to appoint the state geologist. (This board was dissolved in December 1980, and the state geologist is now appointed […]

Oakdale Iowa Geological Survey Building

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Size: 10,800 sq. ft. Location: University of Iowa Research Park, 100 Oakdale IGS, Iowa City, IA 52242 Building Locator Map The Oakdale Iowa Geological Survey (OIGS) building is on the west edge of the University of Iowa Research Park. The building houses the Iowa Geological Survey’s (IGS) Rock Library, which is the repository for driller’s […]

Trowbridge Hall

Posted on April 30th, 2014

The primary home of the Iowa Geological Survey is on the third floor of Trowbridge Hall on the main campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.  Entering the building through the main entrance on the east side of the building from the T. Anne Cleary Walkway, head up the main stairs to the third […]

Research

Posted on April 30th, 2014

The relationship between IIHR and the Iowa Geological Survey creates an organization with expertise that covers all aspects of Iowa’s hydrologic cycle — precipitation, evaporation and evapotranspiration, surface flow, infiltration, and groundwater flow.  This broad scope facilitates collaborations and allows researchers to develop the best possible water-related information, analyses, and tools for Iowans. Critical Iowa […]

Mission and Vision

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Mission To collect, reposit, and interpret geologic and hydrogeologic data, to conduct foundational research, and to provide Iowans with the knowledge needed to effectively manage our natural resources for long-term sustainability and economic development. Vision To be a nationally recognized leader in geologic and hydrogeologic sciences, building upon our rich scientific heritage and serving Iowans […]

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Welcome!

Posted on April 10th, 2014

The IGS Interactive Maps page is now available! Click on the image below to access our new interactive maps page [https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/igs/publications/map/]   The Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) is a recognized leader in the geologic and hydrogeologic sciences. As a part of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR), a research institute within the University of Iowa’s College of […]

Facilities

Posted on April 10th, 2014

Trowbridge Hall Oakdale Iowa Geological Survey Building