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The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been serving Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

July 4, 2020, 4:02 pm

The bang, flash, sparkle, and colors of fireworks all come from specific minerals, http://ow.ly/8S6i50Aoqm9 #FourthOfJuly

July 3, 2020, 4:02 pm

“A so-called "mud pit" in Oneida County at an exploratory drilling site that could eventually lead to a mine along the Wolf River. Residents are concerned about the potential environmental impact should a mine come to fruition there.” (Photo courtesy of Ron Zabler)
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As exploratory drilling wraps up in Oneida County, it could be a decade before a mine comes to fruition, if at all.

July 2, 2020, 4:01 pm

In 2020, the WGNHS received funding from the USGS National Ground Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) to evaluate and repair 12 monitoring wells, replace three (3) monitoring wells, and drill eight (8) new wells. https://arcg.is/DrPu9 #WGNHSresearch #outstandinginourfield

July 1, 2020, 4:03 pm

Credit: Arizona GS for this great karst image From the "Earth Matter" series of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, 'Sinkholes: a hidden, real New Mexico geohazard.' http://ow.ly/lDp550Amd23
Learn about Wisconsin sinkholes (Yep, we got 'em) here: http://ow.ly/7Yd250Amd22

July 1, 2020, 4:00 pm

Credit: Arizona GS for this great karst image From the "Earth Matter" series of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, 'Sinkholes: a hidden, real New Mexico geohazard.' https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/earthmatters/16/n1/em_v16_n1.pdf
Learn about Wisconsin sinkholes ... See more

June 30, 2020, 4:00 pm

Mappers gotta' map!
Our Survey geologists are back in the field catching up quickly on their STATEMAP mapping projects. Read about their work on our website at https://arcg.is/1aCrXG. #outstandinginourfield #WGNHSresearch

WGNHS OFFICES ARE CLOSED.

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 our staff are working remotely until further notice. Thanks for your patience in this difficult time. Stay well. Read more...


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