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Welcome to the Wyoming State Geological Survey

Interpreting the past, providing for the future

Iron Report

The first comprehensive statewide iron report is now available. The investigation identifies Wyoming’s known iron resources and historic mining locations.

Lance and Fort Union Formations Study

New research helps define extent of coal-bearing strata and potential natural gas reservoir rock in the Great Divide Basin.

Wyoming Cultural Geology Guide

This new guide shows readers how geology has influenced Wyoming's cultural landscape.

Geologic Maps

Bedrock and surficial geologic maps can be downloaded free of charge. The index maps on this page will help you locate mapped areas.

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Headlines (Aug. 24, 2015)

UW researches best uses for state’s resources
Laramie Boomerang

Coal and innovation
The Ranger, By Steven R. Peck

Cook: Another side to cherry picture on coal leasing
Casper Star Tribune, By Edith Cook, Perspective

Wyoming's long suffering uranium producers see better days in Japanese nuclear revival
Casper Star Tribune

Wyoming updating its energy strategy
Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Forum explores alternatives to coal
Jackson Hole News&Guide, By David Wendt (Op-Ed)

Wyoming to host international coal conference in October
Washington Times, Ap story

Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
High Country News

State Dinosaur—Triceratops

State Fossil—Knightia

State Gemstone—Jade