This dataset is a collection of unpublished geologic field maps and transfer maps that represent over 100 years of field data collected by Virginia geological survey staff. These field records include hand-drawn notes, strike and dip, contacts, economic, structure and paleo information. Some maps have been scanned and are available digitally. Most maps are located in our Charlottesville, Va offices in paper format. All are unique, one-of-a-kind documents.
The Historic Images Collection includes approximately 15,500 photographs, slides, lantern slides and digital media in this collection were taken during the course of geologic, mineral resource, and geologic hazard investigations carried out by Virginia Energy staff beginning in the first half of the 20th century. The collection includes images of important rock outcrops that demonstrate key features of stratigraphic units, fossils indicative of the age of rock formations, outcrop-scale geologic structures such as faults and folds, economically significant minerals and mine sites, and geologic hazards such as landslides and sinkholes. Images are available online in JPG format. High resolution imagery is available...
This dataset is a collection of unpublished geologic field notebooks and links to corresponding "Unpublished Geologic Map Collection from VA" (i.e., field maps) that represent over 100 years of field data collected by Virginia geological survey staff. These field records include notes, geologic cross-sections, hand-drawn field maps, and stratigraphic sections from various mapping projects across the Commonwealth. All are unique, one-of-a-kind documents. Some field notebooks have been scanned and are available in PDF format. Some corresponding field maps are scanned and are available in PDF format.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Geologic Sections dataset consists of site-specific, large-scale geologic cross-sections (composite sheets). These sections were acquired from VDOT in order to save them from disposal. There are 5,500 geological profiles created for highway construction projects containing extensive core, auger and split-spoon logs at scales of 1:50 and 1:100 providing a unique record of subsurface geological and geotechnical data along roadways throughout Virginia. The thousands of feet of vertical subsurface data represents millions of dollars of investment in data acquisition by VDOT. The sections are useful as indicators of subsurface geology in large parts of Virginia. ...
The Division of Geology and Mineral Resources (DGMR) Publications Index consists of a database with information on DGMR's Geologic Publications. This includes all formal publications as well as bulletins, information circulars, mineral resource circulars, open file reports, report of investigations and mineral resources reports. The index will provide basic information such as title, author, abstract and a link to the DMME Web Store where customer can purchase hard copies or download copies for free.
The Rock Core Repository consists of drill cores from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These cores were drilled as part of mineral and fossil fuel exploration activities, geotechnical engineering work, geological investigations, and environmental work conducted by industry, government and academia. Most of the cores were donated to DMME. The physical cores are stored in the DMME ASF building adjacent to the Natural Resources building in Charlottesville, VA. The overall condition of the collection is good, with the majority of the cores stored in wooden, metal, or cardboard core boxes. Some of the core has associated drill logs and chemical analysis available. Some of the drill logs are scanned. Some of the...