Missouri Geology Store Now Open

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Volume 37-206 For Immediate Release: July 27, 2009

ROLLA, MO., — You can now purchase Missouri geological and topographic maps and information about the state's fossils, rocks and minerals at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' online Missouri Geology Store.

The Missouri Geology Store (http://www.missourigeologystore.com/) provides shoppers around-the-clock access to many of the Department's Division of Geology and Land Survey's most popular products, including publications about Missouri's geology and water resources. The store also offers educational guides to Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites and gift certificates. Whether you are looking for a gift for a rock enthusiast friend, an environmentally-friendly family member, or yourself, you will find something at the Missouri Geology Store.

"We are very excited about our increased ability to serve nature lovers, tourists, students, geologists, engineers, surveyors, artisans, researchers and the many others who use our publications," said Joe Gillman, state geologist and Division of Geology and Land Survey Director. "In today's high-tech world, customers rely on having information at their fingertips."

The Missouri Geology Store represents a significant advancement in the availability of Missouri geologic materials in today's world of e-commerce. Shoppers can now read a description and see an image of many of the products offered.

In addition to the online store, visitors are welcome to stop by the sales counter and browse through books and other items at the Department's Division of Geology and Land Survey facility located at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla. The sales counter and the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.  For more information, visit  www.dnr.mo.gov/geology.

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Cutline:  Joe Gillman, State Geologist and Geology and Land Survey Division Director, places the first online order using the new Missouri Geology Store.