About the Idaho Geological Survey

The Idaho Geological Survey is the special public service and research agency at the University of Idaho mandated by law to collect and disseminate geologic and mineral data for the state. The Survey studies and reports on the general geology, environmental geology and geologic hazards, metallic and nonmetallic deposits, surface and ground water, and energy resources in the state. Staff geologists conduct this applied research with a strong emphasis on producing geologic maps. The information is made publicly available through oral and written communication and in publications.

Founded in 1919, the Survey was originally known as the Bureau of Mines and Geology. Legislation in 1984 reorganized and renamed the agency the Idaho Geological Survey. An Advisory Board, whose members represent the mining industry, public agencies, higher education, and earth scientists, confers regularly with the Survey. In addition to its main office in Moscow, the Survey has two branch offices: one in Boise at Boise State University and the other in Pocatello at Idaho State University.

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  Current list of members
Publication Sales Office Hours, Moscow office (Summer, 2006)
  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM--4:30 PM, PDT



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