USGS Publications


The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has published numerous geologic folios and bulletins over the years that describe the topographic, geologic, and mineral resource characteristics of different parts of the United States.  Figure 1 summarizes those areas of Western Pennsylvania for which the Pennsylvania Geologic Survey has a USGS geologic folio on file, many of which deal with oil and gas resources in particular.  These folios are based on 15-minute quadrangle study areas (shown in light blue below).

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Figure 1 – USGS folio coverage.

Table 1 provides a complete listing of these USGS folios by publication number.

No.

Quadrangle

82

Masontown-Uniontown

92

Gaines

93

Elkland-Tioga

94

Brownsville-Connellsville

102

Indiana

110

Latrobe

115

Kittanning

121

Waynesburg

123

Elders Ridge

125

Rural Valley

133

Ebensburg

134

Beaver

144

Amity

146

Rogersville

160

Accident-Grantsville

170

Mercersburg-Chambersburg

172

Warren

174

Johnstown

176

Sewickley

177

Burgettstown-Carnegie

178

Foxburg-Clarion

179

Pawpaw-Hancock

180

Claysville

189

Barnsboro-Patton

224

Somerset-Windber

225

Fairfield-Gettysburg

227

Hollidaysburg-Huntingdon


 

Figure 2 shows those areas of Western Pennsylvania for which the Pennsylvania Geological Survey has a USGS Bulletin on file (shown in pale red below).

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 Figure 2 – USGS Bulletin coverage

 

Table 2 summarizes these USGS Bulletins by publication number.

No.

Quadrangle

256

Elders Ridge

279

Kittanning & Rural Valley

286

Beaver

300

Amity

304

Greene County (Rogersville, Waynesburg, Masontown)

318

Steubenville, Burgettstown & Claysville

454

Foxburg

456

Carnegie

829

New Kensington

873

Butler & Zelienople


 

 

These USGS folios and bulletins are available for review at the Pittsburgh office of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey.  USGS publications covering other parts of Pennsylvania and other states are available for review at the Middletown office.