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Minnesota geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in Minnesota, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

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Show in a web browser window:

Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer:

mngeol.kml (Uncompressed, 29.5M)

mngeol.kmz (Compressed, 10.2M)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services:

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/mn (WMS, version 1.3.0)

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/mn (WFS, version 1.1.0)

Use lithology_symbology.lyr ArcGIS layer file to symbolize lithology when using WFS

Download

Content Download Format
Geological attributes MNcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units MNgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults MNfaults_dd.zip Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology lith6_2.style ArcMap Style [Instructions]

Documentation

Metadata:

Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map

Publication

Sources

Morey, G.B., and Meints, Joyce, 2000, Geologic map of Minnesota - Bedrock Geology: Minnesota Geological Survey, State Map Series, S-20, 3rd edition, scale 1:1,000,000. available online at: http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs/currentpubs.htm

Related topics

Geologic units in Minnesota