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Maine Geological Survey

Maine Geological Survey

About the Maine Geological Survey

In 1836, the Maine Legislature authorized the first geological survey of the State, thus beginning a process of geological inquiry which continues today. A modern geological survey with full-time staff and an active field program evolved by the early 1940s to meet the resource demands of a growing population and the strategic mineral needs of a nation at war. Program emphasis through this early period was on economic resources including dimension stone, ore minerals, and clay. In the 1960s and 1970s a major exploration boom was fueled in part by the Survey's detailed reports on ore deposits. While economic aspects remain a part of Survey programs, the burgeoning population of southern and coastal Maine has required us to refocus our resources toward ground water and coastal marine issues. By using a modern geographic information system we are improving the analysis of map information and our ability to make high quality maps available to the public.


http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mgs
mgs@maine.gov

Location
93 State House Station
Augusta , Maine 04333
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Collection includes cores extracted during drilling operations including the U.S. Geological Survey for the purposes of site investigations in the Meddybemps township. Please contact the Maine Geological Survey to discuss access to the collection.
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Geoscientific collections managed by Maine Geological Survey are aggregated in the National Digital Catalog to enhance discovery and use of valuable samples and data for further scientific research. Contact information and material access instructions are provided for the individual collections.
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Collection includes rock cores extracted during drilling operations for Getty - Mount Chase base metal exploration. Please contact the Maine Geological Survey to discuss access to the collection.
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Collection includes rock cores extracted during drilling operations by Billiton Metals and Ores for tin exploration in Waterville, Winslow. Please contact the Maine Geological Survey to discuss access to the collection.
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Collection of rock cores extracted during drilling operations conducted for the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, Maine. The plant has been decommissioned and removed. Spent nuclear fuel remains on site. Please contact the Maine Geological Survey to discuss access to the collection.
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