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Mapping Projects

Land use planning, resource evaluation, groundwater issues, and geologic hazards all require comprehensive understanding of geology. Mapping of earth materials, features, and structures is not done in Vermont by remote sensing. Mapping is done on foot and we seek to collect as much data as possible in our limited field season. We are very grateful to the many Vermont landowners who annually allow us on their land to investigate Vermont geology.

The New Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont (released April 2012)

The bedrock map, the first complete map since 1961, makes available to the public a geological map based on work which incorporates the understanding of plate tectonic theory. Authors of the map are Nicholas Ratcliffe (USGS), Rolfe Stanley (UVM, posthumous), Marjorie H. Gale (VGS), Peter Thompson (UNH) and Gregory Walsh (USGS) with contributions by Norman Hatch (USGS), Douglas Rankin (USGS), Barry Doolan (UVM), Jonathan Kim (VGS), Charlotte Mehrtens (UVM), John Aleinikoff (USGS) and J. Gregory McHone. The map incorporates detailed field studies conducted over 30 years by more than 60 geologists, including many who were students of Doolan, Stanley and Mehrtens at UVM. The map was released on April 11, 2012 with a 2011 publication date.To see the evolution of the map, please click here. Click the main link above to see the map, press releases and links.

Mapping projects scheduled for 2013: South Mountain Quadrangle - bedrock and surficial geology


Mapping completed, 2012: Bristol, Essex Junction, and Pico Peak Quadrangles plus digital data for NW Vermont and Northfield

Kim, J., Weber, E., and Klepeis, K., 2013, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Bristol, VT Quadrangle: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG13-1. View on-line Plate 1: Map; Plate 2: Photographs) or order paper copy for $20.00.

Springston, G., and Kim, J., 2013, Surficial Geologic Map of the Bristol Quadrangle, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG13-2. View online or order print-on-demand paper copy for $10.00.


Wright, Stephen, 2012, Surficial Geologic Map of the Pico Peak, VT Quadrangle and Report, Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG12-1. View online or order print-on-demand paper copy for $15.00. For digital data (geodatabase), click here.

Gale, Marjorie, Jonathan Kim, and Abigail Ruksznis, 2012, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Essex Junction, VT Quadrangle: Vermont Geological Survey Open File Report VG12-3. View on-line or order paper copy for $10.00. For digital data (geodatabase), click here.

Legacy Map Geodatabases:
Digital data for Larsen, F., 1987, Surficial Geologic Map of the Northfield Quadrangle, Vermont, scale 1:24,000. For digital data (geodatabase), click here.

Digital data (geodatabase) for Sp. B. 9: Stratigraphy and bedrock geology of the northwestern portion of the St. Albans quadrangle and the adjacent Highgate Center quadrangle, Vermont ,1987

Digital data (geodatabase) for Sp. B. 11. Stratigraphy and bedrock geology of parts of the Colchester and Georgia Plains quadrangles, northwestern Vermont, 1989

Digital data (geodatabase) for Sp. B. 14: Bedrock geology of parts of the St. Albans and Georgia 7.5' quadrangles, 1995

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For other Generalized Maps click here

Generalized Geologic Map of Vermont - 1970 - click for larger map image 

 

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