The following listing is limited to the geological publications of the Minnesota Geological Survey and its predecessor, the Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota. Geological activities of the earlier Survey were carried out under the direction of N.H. Winchell, the state geologist from 1872 to 1900. Little attention during these years was given to the natural history portion of the Survey, but with the completion of the final report on the geology of the state in 1900, emphasis shifted from geological investigations (which for all intents and purposes ceased in that year) to botanical and zoological investigations under the direction of the state botanist and state zoologist. These investigations into the natural history of the state continued many years into this century, with the last publications issued under the auspices of the Geological and Natural History Survey appearing in 1916. In the meantime, the Minnesota Geological Survey was established in 1911 as separate from the Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota. The listing, current through October 1985, is arranged alphabetically by publication name, and numerically or chronologically within each series. The additional category at the end entitled OTHER PUBLICATIONS includes those which are not part of a series or set. Both a contributor and an area index have been included for easy reference. It should be noted that the area index is not meant to be a substitute for the much more substantial area and subject indexes found in the two published bibliographies of Minnesota geology--Bulletin 34 and 46. Not included in this listing are most of the botanical and zoological series publications of the earlier Survey, except where they are part of established geological series publications such as the Annual Reports and Bulletins. File and open-file reports and maps have not been included, nor have most publications of a peripheral or transitory nature like news releases and informal field guides. Also excluded are publications for which the Survey shares publishing credit with other organizations or which the Survey has completed as part of another organization's activities, as when, for example, the Survey is host for the annual meeting of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology and prepares for it a proceedings volume.
Information Circular 21. Publications of the Minnesota Geological Survey and its Predecessor The Geological and Natural history Survey of Minnesota.
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