Exposed glacial deposit in Kandiyohi County, MN.

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

Dec 2 Thu 12:00pm

Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2021-2022

Meetings will be held virtually.

Dec 2 Thu 12:10pm

Fall 2021 MGS Seminars

Virtual via Zoom.

Aaron Hirsch, Geophysicist, Minnesota Geological Survey
Sesimic structure of the near-surface: Beyond HVSR

Recent News

Precambrian bedrock in an area ceded by the Chippewa to the U.S. federal government in an 1854 treaty, currently known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota.
New Publication Alert

Recognizing Geology's Colonial History for Better Policy Today

September 23, 2021
The Minnesota Geological Survey has contributed to the dispossession of homelands from Indigenous Peoples. The agency is creating more just policies.
MGS-UMN branding.
New Publication Alert

Annual Report 2020-2021

September 15, 2021
Our Annual Report for 2020-2021 is now available!
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.]

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