Bedrock outcrop from Pipestone County, Minnesota


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Upcoming Events and Seminars

Jan 26 Thu 12:00pm

Geologic Mapping Forum Online 2022-2023

Meetings will be held virtually.

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Now Hiring: Principal Accounts Specialist

November 3, 2022
Provide purchasing, accounting, pre- and post-award grant assistance, and general payroll services.
3D geologic model of the Cannon River Watershed
New Publication Alert

New 3D Geologic Models Published for GRAPS Pilot Project

August 11, 2022
Compilation geologic models for the Cannon, Missouri, and Redeye River Watersheds were recently completed as part of a two-year GRAPS Pilot Project in partnership with MDH.
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.

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