Role of a State Geological Survey in the Development of Limestone and Dolomite Resources
Creators:Rooney, Lawrence F.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v66 n2 (March, 1966), 101-110
The wide distribution of limestone and dolomite and the decentralization of the depedent industries give the State Geological Survey a major role in the development of these mineral resources. The amount of geological information necessary for efficient exploration is so large that few companies can afford to do the necessary basic field work or store the data. The state surveys fill these responsibilities and thus might be said to serve as the geological research departments of the limestone and dolomite industry. At the Indiana Geological Survey, the data of most value to limestone producers are in the form of unpublished measured sections, well records, cores, chemical analyses, directories, and geologic maps. Much of this information is published in summary form. The Survey also assists individual members of industry in exploration and evaluation of mineral deposits. In addition, a progressive State Survey provides the geological information necessary for the development of new resources which do not appear to justify industry's own preliminary efforts.
Author Institution: Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
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