Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Geology - Surface Geology
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Surface Geology


The Surface Geology Division conducts field mapping and paleontological studies and compiles geologic maps and reports. This division locates and maps economic mineral deposits, maps surface geologic units, responds to public requests for information about the geology of Mississippi, and publishes reports for public dissemination. Geologic maps provide the foundation on which informed environmental and development decisions are made.