Geoscientific collections managed by Tennessee 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. Please note that all of the downloadable files are in .csv format, which use the pipe symbol (|) as the delimeter.
The collection consists of (a) approximately 50 field notebooks from geologic mapping, including field maps showing outcrop locations corresponding to the field notes and in some cases draft copies of quadrangle geologic maps, (b) approximately 20 notebooks and associated sample location maps from the Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study (CBESS), and (c) 1 notebook from the Hart-Miller Island Monitoring Study. Some notes are in pencil and may be difficult to read.
Beach profiles collected periodically, primarily along the Atlantic coast of Maryland, but also along Chesapeake Bay & tributary shorelines. This collection has not been fully inventoried or catalogued.
Collection consists of paper and electronic files of data from individual wells and springs that have been tested for water quality as part of an ongoing statewide assessment of ground-water quality. Data from the collection is documented in publications and annual administrative reports. Results of groundwater samples collected by the Maryland Geological Survey that were analyzed by the USGS National Water Quality lab have been entered into the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS). Some laboratory results of groundwater sample analyses from state or private labs exist only in paper and spreadsheet format at the Maryland Geological Survey and have not been fully inventoried or catalogeed.
Collection of Data from Aquifer Tests and Other Hydraulic Tests of Subsurface Material from Maryland
The collection consists of Excel files describing each aquifer (pump) test, containing raw data, plots, and calculations of hydraulic properties (currently Coastal Plain only) and a list of references associated with the collection. Approximately 262 well locations currently have digital aquifer test data; approximately 345 well locations have hydraulic properties described in a published report. This collection will continue to expand as data from additional wells is acquired. The long-term goal is to incorporate pump test data from non-Coastal Plain provinces/Piedmont of Maryland as well.
This collection includes paper originals and photocopies of reports beginning in 1936, and PDF scans of these reports, up to 1995. In more recent years, this information is available from the Wisconsin DNR via a computer database. Materials are arranged by county and PLSS locations. There are 326,385 well construction reports in this collection.
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) Mining Property File collection was amassed over the years through private and industry donations of engineering and geologic reports, pictures, correspondence, news clippings, and production information. The collection presently contains over 4,400 property-specific files (records). The physical files are organized first by Montana county and then by mine or project name. Files may contain information related to a particular mining claim, a collection of claims, or a mining exploration project. Metadata describing each record includes property name, location (county, historical mining district, township, range and section), georeferences (latitude and longitude), and...
Continuous bedrock core from about 50 sites across CT. Stored in 1100 boxes. This collection has been rescued three times since its formation in the late 1980's. Formerly administrative responsibility was shared between the University of Connecticut Dept. of Geology and Geophysics (now disbanded) and the Dept. of Environmental Protection, Geological and Natural History Survey. The State Survey now houses the collection and is the sole administrator.
40 bedrock samples were collected from surface outcrops in Vermont. Samples are the same set as those analyzed for thermal conductivity as part of the National Geothermal Data System program. All analyses were done at AcmeLabs, Canada. Samples were analyzed using ICP – ES (emission spectroscopy) and ICP-MS (mass spectrometry). 11 major elements plus Ni and Sc were analyzed by ICP-ES following a lithium borate fusion and dilute acid digestion. Analyses include Loss on ignition (LOI) and Leco analysis for total carbon and sulphur. A 45 element suite of trace elements was analyzed using ICP-MS (mass spec). Rare earth elements and refractory elements report from a lithium borate decomposition to give total abundances....
Collection of paper reports comprised mainly of IGS publications. A complete list of scanned publications can be found: https://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/igs/publications/search.
There are over 1,000 individual logs from over 450 different holes across the state. Holes include municipal wells, monitoring wells as well as deep and shallow drill holes. Logs collected may include: gamma, caliper, single point resistivity, self potential, normal resistivity, fluid temperature, fluid conductivity, flow meter - heat pulse, flow meter- spinner, optical borehole imager, and acoustic borehole imager. Locations of boreholes and PDF images and LAS files for more than 700 Geophysical Logs can be viewed at https://data.wgnhs.wisc.edu/data-pres-2018/ . New logs are added to this online map as they are added to the WGNHS sample tracking system, Geobase.
The Arizona Bureau of Mines (and later the Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology and the Arizona Geological Survey) maintained a significant collection of primary data on mining districts, deposits, and prospects across Arizona. Some of this data has previously been utilized to contribute to earlier efforts by the U.S. Geological Survey to develop the Computerized Resources Information Bank (CRIB) as a centralized repository of organizing and summarizing data on mineral resources in the 1970’s. However, the primary data sources have previously only been available in person at the Arizona Geological Survey offices. Following the transfer of the Arizona Geological Survey to the University of Arizona in...
The Connecticut Surficial Materials and Quaternary Geology Quadrangle information was initially compiled at 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet) then recompiled for 2 statewide 1:125,000-scale maps. (1) Surficial Materials Quadrangle Map of Connecticut by Stone, J.R., Schafer, J.P., London, E.H. and Thompson, W.B., 1992, U.S. Geological Survey, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000. (PDF, 26 Mb). (2) Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin by Stone, J.R., Schafer, J.P., London, E.H., DiGiacomo-Cohen, M.L., Lewis, R.L., and Thompson, W.B., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Map 2784, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000, and pamphlet, 71 p.(PDF, 56 Mb). These Connecticut Quaternary and Surficial...
American Metal Climax, Inc. (AMAX) added coal production to its diverse mining, metals, and energy concerns on November 1,1969 through a mutually approved merger with Ayrshire Collieries Corporation of Indiana. Ayrshire boasted a long and productive lineage, originating with the first mines established by Scottish immigrant, David Ingle, in the early 1850s near Evansville, Indiana. The Ayrshire name persisted through subsequent purchases of mine shafts by Electric Shovel Coal Corporation in 1927 and a merger with the Patoka Coal Company in 1939, but was rebranded as AMAX Coal Company on January 1, 1972. It became America's third-largest coal producer by 1975. Drilling records in this collection relate to the company's...
Geoscientific collections managed by California 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.
Collection of Cores and Sediment Grab Samples collected from Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries
To date, the collection consists of about 4,200 unprocessed, surficial sediment (grab) samples collected by Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) from the bottom of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and its major subestuaries between 1976-1984, as part of the Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study (CBESS), a multidisciplinary research effort authorized by Maryland and Virginia through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). MGS collected samples according to two sampling schemes, mid-bay and nearshore, and then processed them to develop a baseline inventory of certain physical and geochemical characteristics of bay bottom sediments, in particular, water content, grain size composition, and carbon and sulfur content. Since...
This collection currently contains approximately 24,000 oil- and gas- related surface samples, which is a subset of the 507,000 surface samples housed at the Alaska Geologic Materials Center. The Amoco Heritage Collection was donated by Amoco-BP in 2002 and contains samples from fieldwork conducted from 1960-1990 in high energy-resource-potential areas of Alaska.
Unpublished reports, usually associated with a specific project involving Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) staff. Generally, these are file reports or open-file reports that meet the terms of a grant or contract but are not otherwise distributed or included in the MGS List of Publications. They are commonly, but not necessarily, associated with a particular collection(s). Reports, both paper and digital, need to be collected in a central location, organized, catalogued, and archived. Eventually, they should all be digitized/scanned and be made available electronically.
X-rays and xeroradiographs of marine and estuarine sediment cores collected in Maryland, taken prior to core extrusion. Cores, generally obtained using gravity or box coring equipment, are usually 1-2 m long. This collection has not yet been fully inventoried or cataloged. Need to coordinate cores and all data derived from cores; need to determine best way to store x-rays to preserve them.
This collection includes field notes, interpretive geologic field maps, field station location maps, and other project materials, many of which are unpublished and archived by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. These materials have not been reviewed for accuracy, consistency, or completeness. The collection may contain data and documents pertaining to all related fields of geology, including oil and gas, geologic engineering, minerals industry, scientific data, and agency archives.