Bedrock and Surficial Geologic Maps
The WSGS is providing more publications on it’s website as a result of requests for geologic maps and information changing from paper to electronic delivery. Speed and access to data and information have been greatly increased by providing web publications in addition to over-the-counter and postal sales.
The latest publications made available online by the WSGS are the 1:100,000-scale bedrock and surficial geologic maps. An interactive map displaying the USGS 100K quadrangles of Wyoming with available WSGS geologic mapping is now available to select the desired publication, which can then be downloaded in PDF format.
View a short video of geologist Carol Frost discussing the geologic history of Vedauwoo and the rocky outcrops sculpted by erosion.
Rare Earth Elements in Wyoming
The WSGS recently completed an investigation and report on "Rare Earth Elements in Wyoming." This project was supported by the Wyoming Legislature. The full-color report includes maps and analyses of rare earth element (REE) samples collected throughout Wyoming and is available via the WSGS Online Store and in a downloadable pdf.
The website also includes the recent launch of the Wyoming Database of Geology (Wyo-DOG), a catalog of the rare earth sampling results. Log on to view the interactive map of 20 rare earth sample sites, along with photos and written descriptions.