State Geological Surveys Links (List 1)

Each State Has Unique Information

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Some very good geological and mining information can be gleaned from the various U.S. state geological surveys homepages. This can include detailed or scientific information on gold geology and mineralization, mine sites, mining districts, mineral resources, rockhounding, "how to" manuals, geological research papers, you name it.

Although not every state in the U.S. is "gold bearing," each state's geological survey has its own unique information to offer the budding prospector, rockhound, or mineral collector. However, since "Bedrock Dreams" is all about gold mining, I've limited the following link list to those states with a proven historical record of glacial, hard rock, and/or placer gold recovery or production:

Alabama: State of Alabama Geological Survey (

Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (

Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey (

California: California Geological Survey (

Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey (

Georgia: Georgia Geologic Survey Branch (

Idaho: Idaho Geological Survey (

Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey (

Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey (

Maine: Maine Geological Survey (

Montana: Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (

Nevada: University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (

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That's it for this round. I'll complete this listing of state geological surveys in a future post.

Make sure to let me know if you think I have omitted your home state through oversight. That said, may lots of yellow fill your gold pan.

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