Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Idaho Geological Survey makes progress on mining documents

Over 10,000 unique and unpublished mine-related documents are being made available for free download through the Idaho Geological Survey’s mines interactive web map application. Reed Lewis, an IGS geologist pictured here, leads the effort to preserve these documents and make them widely available to the public through the mines app. The effort to process and scan the IGS collection is funded in part by Idaho Department of Lands and the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. About half of the existing collection is now available online with new scans added frequently.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Geologic Mapping Forum, Minneapolis, March 27 to 29, 2018

At the Geologic Mapping Forum in Minneapolis from March 27th to 29th, 2018, ~100 geological map authors, program managers and allied professionals from geological surveys and allied agencies will meet to discuss the status and future of geologic mapping in the USA. Registration, hotel reservations, and abstract submission are now open. The response continues to be very positive; we can look forward to a tremendous meeting!


Incoming State Geologist appointed to Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Ken Hendricks and Erin Campbell have been appointed to the four-member Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by Gov. Matt Mead. Hendricks, a petroleum engineer, recently retired from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and would replace Tom Fitzsimmons, who has resigned. Campbell, who becomes state geologist on Nov. 21, would join the commission in mid-December, replacing Tom Drean, who is retiring as state geologist.