Geological Survey Program
Geologic Resources Section
The Geologic Resources Section fulfills the traditional role of a state geological survey by collecting, interpreting and providing geologic information. The section has the responsibility for:
- Providing maps and reports that identify, describe and classify surface and subsurface rocks, fractures and faults, landforms, surficial material characteristics, stratigraphy and paleontology;
- Examining drill cuttings and core and preparing written and graphic logs that describe the geologic characteristics of the rock, along with its potential for water resources, minerals resources and environmental risk;
- Developing information regarding the potential for geologic hazards including earthquakes, landslides and sinkhole collapse;
- Determining the availability, quantity and quality of the metallic, industrial minerals and coal resources of the state;
- Providing technical assistance and geologic information to those who are developing, marketing, managing or regulating the state's mineral resources;
- Maintaining production and value records for minerals and energy commodities produced in the state;
- Compiling and maintaining databases containing information on drill logs, described sections, mineral prospects, abandoned underground mines, geologic mapping and active mineral producers;
- Maintaining a repository of nearly 3,000 drill core containing nearly 3 million feet of core; and
- Conducting programs to improve the public's understanding of the geologic and mineral resources of the state and to increase the public's appreciation of geology and mining to our society.
- State Mineral Resource Map (1.37 MB)
- Annual Mineral Production in Missouri
- Mine Map Repository
- Quarry Maps
- Sand and Gravel
- Industrial Sand – St. Peter Sandstone
- Clay and Shale
- Lead and Zinc
- Other Metals (Gold, Silver, Copper, Cobalt, etc.)
- Coal Publications
- Coalbed Methane
- Oil and Gas
The Missouri Geological Survey has a long history partnering with the Missouri Minerals Education Foundation to provideeducational experiences for teachers during the foundation's workshop.
K-9 teachers, mark your calendars for July 13-18, 2014. The Missouri Minerals Education Foundation invites you to participate in the 14th annual "Missouri is a State of Mines - Rocks, Minerals and Our Environment" workshop to be held at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. This FREE workshop provides information, ideas, materials and classroom activities involving geology, minerals, mining, and the wise use of our natural resources which participants can begin immediately using in the classroom.
Registration forms and more information can be found on MMEF's website.