Statewide Geology Data for Minnesota
Most of the geologic GIS information
described on this webpage is statewide in scope and is generally 1:500,000 to
1:1,000,000 in scale.
Bedrock and Quaternary Geology and Hydrogeology
Minnesota Geological Survey
These maps comprise the MGS "State Map" series; scales are 1:500,000 to 1:1
- Bedrock Geology
- Bedrock Hydrogeology
- Depth to Bedrock
including areas of significant bedrock outcrops
- Quaternary Geology:
Distribution of surficial sediments
- Quaternary Hydrogeology:
Geologic classification of the hydrogeologic, or water-bearing, units for the
Quaternary (surficial, unconsolidated) deposits.
U.S. Geological Survey
Minnesota Geologic Map Data
Geologic units and structural features in Minnesota provided as a GIS
database, interactive map, and web mapping service.
Additional Maps: Current and Historic
Created by the Minnesota Geological Survey.
Geology of Minnesota
Maps and cross-sections showing different aspects of
Minnesota geological features.
Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections
Scanned images of historical geologic maps (592 images, alphabetized by
title). Includes MGS aggregate resources maps, the State Map Series, County
Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessments (including graphics of
all map plates for these series), bedrock geology and other geology maps for
various smaller study areas (down to the quad), and a few historic maps.
Preliminary Geologic Map of Minnesota 1872 by N.H. Winchell (4 MB, PDF)
Mineral / Industrial Mining
Information provided by the Lands and Minerals Division of the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources.
Access to Minerals Data
of 100 years of Minnesota non-ferrous mineral information (PDF format),
including reports, maps, drilling logs, etc., searchable by map or
Mineral Exploration in Minnesota
A table details the location, company, drilling footages and other
information pertaining to metallic mineral exploration drilling; the map
shows areas of drilling activity and leases.
Mineral Industries of Minnesota
Generalized map of current metallic and industrial mining
Aeromagnetic data records the total magnetic intensity anomaly relative to
the earth's magnetic field, indicating the distribution and concentration of
magnetic minerals (primarily iron-bearing) within the upper crust of the
earth. Maps, documentation, and GIS data.