Classroom Materials


We not only provide an assortment of educational publications, but MGS staff are also available for educational presentations and field trips. Inquiries regarding the variety of educational services offered by the MGS can be made in person, by phone, or by mail.

Minnesota's geology online

Educators and students can access a variety of Minnesota's geologic data using Esri's ArcGIS Online services. Embedded below is a walk-through for accessing this data.


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Additional educational resources

Resource Available Online? Available As Hard Copy?
Egg carton full of Minnesota rock types Yes, call or visit to request an egg carton full of Minnesota rocks, complete with rock names, descriptions, and places of origin.
Minnesota Geology for Teachers No
3D maps and glasses (Midwest area and Southwest US area) No Yes, Free!
Minnesota At-A-Glance geology pamphlets Yes, Free!

Karst and Cave Classroom Activities (includes information about cave paintings and sinkhole formation)

  • Karst information and projects - (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
No

Downloadable & printable geology images

Click on the image of interest below to download or print.

Aeromagnetic Map of Minnesota, 1991
Aeromagnetic Map of Minnesota (1991)
Aeromagnetic Map of Minnesota, 2008
Aeromagnetic Map of Minnesota (2008)
Map of Minnesota Archean Rocks (2006)
Map of Minnesota Archean Rocks (2006)
Bedrock Geology of Minnesota (2003)
Bedrock Geology of Minnesota (2003)
Bedrock Geologic Map of Minnesota (2000)
Bedrock Geologic Map of Minnesota (2000)
Dike Locations in Minnesota (2006)
Dike Locations in Minnesota (2006)
Dominant Rock Types of Minnesota (2006)
Dominant Rock Types of Minnesota (2006)
Dominant Soil Types of Minnesota (2006)
Dominant Soil Types of Minnesota (2006)
Exposed Rock in Minnesota (2006)
Exposed Rock in Minnesota (2006)
Geologic Terrane Cross Section of Minnesota Bedrock
Geologic Terrane Cross Section of Minnesota Bedrock
Gravity Map of Minnesota (2006)
Gravity Map of Minnesota (2006)
Mesoproterozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Mesoproterozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Paleoproterozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Paleoproterozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Phanerozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Phanerozoic Rocks of Minnesota (2006)
Rock Ages of Minnesota (2006)
Rock Ages of Minnesota (2006)
Rock Distribution Map of Minnesota
Rock Distribution Map of Minnesota
Rock Terranes Map of Minnesota (2006)
Rock Terranes Map of Minnesota (2006)
Rock Types Cross Section of Minnesota
Rock Types Cross Section of Minnesota
Surficial Map Postcard of Minnesota (2007)
Surficial Map Postcard of Minnesota (2007)
Time-Stratigraphic Cross Section of Minnesota
Time-Stratigraphic Cross Section of Minnesota
Bedrock Geologic Map of Minnesota (2011)
Bedrock Geologic Map of Minnesota (2011)
     

 

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