C-45, Geologic Atlas of Hennepin County, Minnesota


C-45, Geologic Atlas of Hennepin County, Minnesota

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Minnesota Geological Survey




A County Geologic Atlas project is a study of a county's geology, and its mineral and ground-water resources. The information collected during the project is used to develop maps, data-base files, and reports. This same information is also produced as digital files for use with computers. The map information is formatted as geographic information system (GIS) files with associated data bases. The maps and reports are also reproduced as portable document files (PDFs) that can be opened on virtually any computer using the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe.com. Note: Bedrock surfaces rasters and the Atlas Users guide were updated (updated_files.zip) 04/01/19.


Plate 1, Data Base, Plate 2, Bedrock Geology, Plate 3, Surficial Geology, Plate 4 Quaternary Stratigraphy, Plate 5 Sand Distribution Model, Plate 6 Bedrock Topography and Depth-to-Bedrock, Scale 1:100,000, 1:300,000 (sand model imagery). April 2, 2019 -- Uploaded new rasters for the bedrock surfaces and an update of the County Geologic Atlas Users Guide for 2019 (Updated Files) These replace the files in the Supplemental Digital and GIS data zip file.

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Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative - Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Clean Water Fund.

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Steenberg, Julia R.; Bauer, Emily J; Chandler, V.W.; Retzler, Andrew J; Berthold, Angela J; Lively, Richard S. (2018). C-45, Geologic Atlas of Hennepin County, Minnesota. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/200919.

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