Listed below are some of the more popular publications and maps offered to the public by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Geological Survey.

Fact Sheets, Publications and Brochures

Map Fact Sheets

Newsletters

Single copies of these printed publications are available free of charge. 
Additional copies are $.10 each.

  • BRO-6.      Missouri Coals 
  • BRO-8.      Missouri Hidden Waters 
  • BRO-9.      Protecting the Quality of Your Life
  • BRO-11.    Groundwater, An Economic Resource Worth Protecting
  • BRO-17.    Stone in Missouri

Missouri Resources Trading Cards – HUGE Price Reduction!

  • 1998 Missouri Resource Trading Cards (40 cards) Was $6 -- NOW $2
  • Contains 40 cards covering nine different general interest
    topics. Learn about caves, dams, Ice Age animals, rivers, springs, rocks, minerals, wells and former state geologists. Suitable for children and adults of all ages. You can even play games with these cards!
  • 2000 Missouri Resource Trading Cards (60 cards) Was $8 -- NOW $2
  • Contains 60 cards covering 13 different general interest topics. Learn more about caves, dams, fossils, geology, Ice Age animals, rivers, springs, publications, rocks, minerals, geologic wonders, wells, and former state geologists. This set has four new categories. Cards come with game directions.
  • 3rd Series Missouri Resource Trading Cards (60 cards) Was $8 -- NOW $2
  • Contains 60 cards covering 12 different general interest topics. Learn even more about caves, dams, fossils, geology, rivers, springs, publications, geologic wonders, rocks and minerals. Game instructions included.
  • Missouri River - Lewis and Clark Expedition Trading Cards (80 cards) Was $8 -- NOW $2
  • This colorful set of 80 cards highlights the Missouri River's outstanding natural resources as it follows the path taken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery Expedition two hundred years ago. Read about Missouri state parks, conservation areas, sites of interest and scenic river towns. See riverside statues and monuments honoring Lewis and Clark's journey, murals within the Capitol building, portraits of the explorers, along with numerous breath taking river scenes.

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Special Interest Books and Reports

  • WR-29, Springs of Missouri $10
  • SP-2, Missouri Water Atlas $26
  • Common Fossils of Missouri (U. of Mo. Press) $10.95
  • Common Rocks and Minerals of Missouri (U. of Mo. Press) $10.95
  • Missouri Geology - Three Billion Years of Volcanoes, Seas, Sediments, and Erosion $24.95
  • Exploring Missouri’s Legacy - State Parks and Historic Sites (U. of Mo. Press) $39.95

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Educational Books and Pamphlets

  • ED-1, Missouri Ice Age Animals $10
  • ED-4, Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri $10
  • ED-5, Water in Missouri $3
  • ED-6, Diaspore - A Depleted Non-Renewable Mineral Resource of Missouri $4
  • RI-35, The Grundel Mastodon $4
  • MP-6, Introduction to the Geologic History of Missouri $.80
  • ED-7, Missouri Landscapes: A Tour Through Time $10
  • V-40 (Revised), The Stratigraphic Succession in Missouri $16

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Geology Guidebooks

Self-guiding tours to interesting geologic areas in the state

  • RI-31, Guidebook to the Geology of the Kansas City Group (Pennsylvanian) at Kansas City $26 (Available only on CD-ROM)
  • RI-58, Guidebook to the Geology and Ore Deposits of Selected Mines in the Viburnum Trend, Missouri $10
  • RI-62, Guidebook to the Geology Along Interstate-55 in Missouri $18
  • RI-67, Guidebook to the Geology and Ore Deposits of the St. Francois Mountains, Missouri $14
  • OFR-82-16-MR, Field Trip Guidebook to the St. Francois Mountains and the Historic Boone Terre Mine $4.90
  • SP-5, Geological Society of America 1989 Field Trip Guidebook $26
  • SP-6, The Geological Story of the St. Louis Riverfront $10
  • RI-71, Guidebook to the Geology Along Interstate 44 (I-44) in Missouri $14

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Note icon.  NOTE: Bibliographies of the geology of Missouri are available and are specifically listed in the Catalog of Publications.

Wall Maps

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Scale: 1:500,000 (1" = 8 miles); 42" x 54" in color

  • Base Map of Missouri (1973) $7
  • Energy Resources and Facilities Map of Missouri (1982) $11
  • Geologic Map of Missouri (2003) $9.25
  • Mineral Resources Map of Missouri (2003) $12.25
  • Shaded Topographic Relief Map of Missouri (1973) $7
  • Topographic Map of Missouri (1973) $7

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Special Interest Maps

Note icon.  NOTE: Shipping rates apply.  Maps will arrive folded.  If you would like the map rolled, please add $1.50 (per order, not per map) for the mailing tube.

All maps (except the Groundwater Map Packet) are at a scale of 1:1,000,000

  • Clay and Shale Resources of Missouri (1982) $4
  • Geologic Map of the Precambrian of Missouri (1979) $6
  • Groundwater Maps of Missouri (packet, 1962) $12
  • Magnetic Anomaly Map of Missouri (1984) $9
  • Paleotopography of the Buried Precambrian Surface in Missouri (1975) $4
  • Surficial Materials Map of Missouri (1982) $6

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Topographic Quadrangle Maps

Topographic maps of Missouri are highly detailed maps of the Missouri landscape, showing hills, valleys, forest cover, roads, streams, houses, barns, etc. Topographic quadrangle maps should be ordered by name, because there are more than a thousand individual maps available. Many areas are covered by maps of three scales: 7.5’, 30' x 60', 1º x 2º. Please refer to the Index to Topographic Maps of Missouri (free upon request), then order by quadrangle name and map scale. Quad listing for 7.5-minute Missouri topographic quadrangles.

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Note icon.  NOTE: Topographic quadrangle maps do not follow county boundaries, but they can be pieced together to make county maps. However, for those who do not need the extreme detail provided by topographic maps, the County Highway Maps offered by the Missouri Department of Transportation Commission may be acceptable. These can be purchased from MGS for $1 each.

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