Gooseberry Falls along the North Shore spilling over ancient basalt lava flows.

Welcome to the Minnesota Geological Survey

The Minnesota Geological Survey at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities stands firmly against the systemic racism that has long afflicted our society and still causes immeasurable daily harm to Black People, Indigenous Peoples, and People of Color.

Upcoming Events and Seminars

Apr 22 Thu 12:00pm

Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2020-2021

Meetings will be held virtually.

Apr 30 Fri 12:10pm

MGS Seminar Series - Spring 2021

"Something about river incision in the Paleozoic plateau of SE MN and surrounding areas"

Shanti Penprase, Peter Mitchell, and Andy Wickert
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota

Recent News

Example page of one of the translated publications.\Página de ejemplo de una de las publicaciones traducidas.
New Publication Alert

Un Vistazo a la Geología de Minnesota

October 21, 2020
Tres publicaciones de la serie "Un Vistazo a la Geología de Minnesota" ahora disponibles en español. [Three "Minnesota at a Glance" publications now available in Spanish.]
Front page of the 2019-2020 MGS Annual Report.
New Publication Alert

Annual Report 2019-2020

August 20, 2020
Our Annual Report for 2019-2020 is now available!
Schematic diagram illustrating subduction of crustal plates and associated volcanism.
New Publication Alert

Newly Revised Minnesota at a Glance!

August 18, 2020
Five newly revised "Minnesota at a Glance" publications are now available, including both 2-page and 4-page layouts.

Site Translation

If you would like to translate our website to another language, please click on the appropriate link below.

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