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About MGS

DALE R. SETTERHOLM -- Associate Director
ANTHONY C. (Tony) RUNKEL -- Chief Geologist

Minnesota Geological Survey Mission Statement

The Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) was established in 1872 by the State of Minnesota as part of the University of Minnesota. The MGS serves the people of Minnesota by providing systematic geoscience information to support stewardship of water, land, and mineral resources. MGS geological mapping and research evolve with the progress of science and technology, and the MGS works closely with university, government, industry, and community partners to ensure we respond to the diverse needs of Minnesota.

Minnesota Geological Survey - Past and Present

Take a look inside to find out about the MGS history as well as its current environment


Minnesota Geological Survey
2609 Territorial Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

Staff Directory
General Information
-- 612-626-2969
Map Sales office-- 612-626-2969
Water-Well Help Line-- 612-626-4468

E-mail address -- mgs@umn.edu