September 20, 2013

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Seth Wittke
(307) 766-2286 x244
seth.wittke@wyo.gov


Wyoming Geological Survey Releases Three New Geologic Maps

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published three new geologic maps designed to help provide data related to energy and mineral exploration and development in Wyoming, as well as management of water resources and geologic hazards.

“With each map we have compiled and digitized existing geologic data, created new geologic data, conducted GIS analysis, and checked and gathered additional data in the field,” said Seth Wittke, Manager of Water Resources, Geologic Hazards, and Mapping for WSGS.

Each year the WSGS produces maps for specific priority areas in Wyoming as part of the U.S. Geologic Survey’s STATEMAP program. This year’s collection includes a surficial geology map depicting the condition of rocks and deposits found on the surface of the land, for the Fontenelle Reservoir 30’ x 60’ quadrangle (Lincoln, Sublette, and Sweetwater counties), and bedrock geology maps for the Dale Creek 7.5’ (Albany County) and Blackjack Ranch 7.5’ (Natrona County) quadrangles.

The new maps are available for purchase, in print and CD/DVD formats, via the WSGS Online Store, by calling (307) 766-2286, or in person at the agency headquarters located on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

Since 1995, mapping efforts of the WSGS have been largely supported by federal grant dollars administered through STATEMAP, which is under the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Since the STATEMAP program’s inception in Wyoming the agency has completed more than 100 map products.

Each map cost $25.00 for rolled printouts and $10.00 for a CD/DVD. The following is the list of the new maps available for purchase from the WSGS:

  1. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Dale Creek 7.5’ Quadrangle, Albany County, Wyoming, (WSGS-2013-OFR-02; rolled printout and CD/DVD)
  2. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Blackjack Ranch 7.5' Quadrangle, Natrona County, Wyoming (WSGS-2013-OFR-03; rolled printout and CD/DVD)
  3. Preliminary Surficial Geologic Map of the Fontenelle Reservoir 30' x 60’ Quadrangle, Lincoln, Sweetwater, and Sublette, Wyoming (WSGS-2013-OFR-04; rolled printout and CD/DVD)