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.