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Looking to the Future

Posted on May 13th, 2014

The year 1992 marked the centennial of a state geological survey in Iowa. The U.S. Geological Survey celebrated its centennial in 1979. The Geological Society of America celebrated its centennial in 1988, with its ambitious Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) publications project now completed. Our staff’s comprehensive stratigraphic review of the geologic section in […]

Data Preservation

Posted on April 30th, 2014

As the repository for the majority of the state’s geologic information, the Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) manages information and/or geologic samples from more than 85,000 unique sites, as well as collections of maps, publications, and other documents.  These collections summarize the research conducted by the IGS and can date back to more than a century […]

General Geology

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Mineral, Rock, and Fossil Identification Geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey regularly identify rocks, minerals, and fossils that are brought into our office.  If you are not able to stop by our office, send photos of the specimen via email.  Please make sure that the photos capture all aspects of the specimen, are in focus, […]

STATEMAP

Posted on April 30th, 2014

The STATEMAP program supports detailed geologic mapping of Iowa, with particular emphasis on solving environmental problems. These maps provide a detailed view of the geologic materials that most affect Iowans’ day-to-day activities, and give users a sound base of geologic information from which to make resource decisions. Interactive maps may be found here The National […]