Missouri Geological Survey
Photo circa 1970s. Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Join us during Earth Science Week
Held October 12-18, 2014, Earth Science Week will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and human systems. “Earth's Connected Systems,” this year’s theme, engages young people and others in exploring the ways geoscience illuminates natural change processes.
Thanks for visiting us at the 2014 Missouri State Fair!
Thanks for visiting us at the Missouri State Fair. Check out the videos below and watch as Joe Gillman, Geological Survey director and state geologist selects and announces the winner of the Missouri Rock and Mineral Set and Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri book. See Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks select and announce the winner of the drawing for a 2-night stay in a camper cabin at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and $50 parks gift card. Mark your calendars for next year's fair which will be held August 13-23, 2015.
GeoSTRAT – Geosciences Technical Resource Assessment Tool
Find locations of springs, mines, sinkholes and more using the Missouri Geosciences Technical Resource Assessment Tool. GeoSTRAT is a Web application that makes geologic and hydrologic data readily available for public use. GeoSTRAT enables users to easily visualize and explore geospatial data using an interactive map. Data also can be downloaded in formats compatible with a variety of free and commercial mapping software. GeoSTRAT can be used in the office or in the field.
Oil and Gas Permits Database
Access the oil and gas database to locate permits for more than 12,000 wells. Well status includes under construction, active, inactive, plugged and abandoned. The Missouri Geological Survey is responsible, in part, for activities associated with the exploration, production and subsurface storage of oil and gas in Missouri. A portion of these responsibilities include reviewing, approving and maintaining applications to drill oil and gas production wells, underground injection control wells (enhanced oil recovery, disposal and hydrocarbon storage wells).
Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri's natural resources
This year marks the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' 40th anniversary of taking care of Missouri's natural resources.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, we have made significant improvements to our state's air, land and water quality. With your help, we've been able to help improve Missouri's natural resources and public health giving us all great reason to pause and celebrate a successful 40th anniversary.
Sinkholes are depressed or collapsed areas formed by dissolution of carbonate bedrock or collapse of underlying caves. They range in size from several square yards to hundreds of acres and may be very shallow or hundreds of feet deep. Sinkholes are part of what is called “karst” topography, which also includes caves, spring and losing streams. We provide assistance to the citizens of Missouri by evaluating the causes and impacts of sinkhole formation and collapse. Geologists perform geologic and hydrologic evaluation to determine if collapse is attributed to a natural karst feature or is associated with the failure of a man-made feature. Learn more.
- Search for Well or Pump Installation Contractors
- Our geologic maps and USGS topographic maps look great framed and they make great gifts
- Learn about careers in geology – watch this short, informative video
- USGS Director Marcia McNutt recognizes importance of State Geological Surveys