Office of Geology

The Office of Geology is the component of the Department of Environmental Quality. Geology is the basis of the environment. Information collected by Office of Geology research into Mississippi’s geology is vital to nearly every area of air, land, and water and benefits the people and economy of the state.

Work Areas
  • Mining and Reclamation
    • Regulates all surface mining.
  • Surface Geology
    • Maps surface geology, examines fossils, and identifies minerals.
  • Publications and Map Sales
    • Sells geologic and topographic maps.
  • Environmental Geology
    • Conducts research into environmental, engineering, and groundwater geology.  Archives geological data collected by industry and the geophysical logging and drilling programs.  Provides industry, researchers, and the public with updated geophysical information for the state.
  • Geospatial Resources
    • Administers MDEM, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM), Energy Library, and GIS coordination activities.
  • Fossil Friday 
    • Every Friday, a #FossilFriday photo is posted to MDEQ’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram page. Click the link for a more detailed description of each photo posted.
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Contact Information
Street Address:
700 North State St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Link to Map

Receptionist, (601) 961-5500
Publication Sales, (601) 961-5523
Fax, (601) 961-5521

Mailing Address for Inquiries:
Office of Geology
P. O. Box 2279
Jackson, MS 39225

Mailing Address for Orders:
DEQ – Accounts Receivable
P. O. Box 2339
Jackson, MS 39225