Open-File Reports


Description: Open-file reports are informal publications that have not gone through an editorial review process; they have, however, received a technical review by at least one (and commonly two) bureau staff member(s).

Below are lists of open-file reports released by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They cover a variety of geologic topics, including bedrock and surficial geology, sinkholes and karst-related features, oil and gas, and lake depths in some of Pennsylvania’s state parks. 

For most reports published before July 2012, complete bibliographic information (including types of maps and map scales) is given in the Survey’s list of publications. Short report descriptions can be found on report landing pages, which are accessed through a publications search on the PaGEODE website.

Abbreviations for open-file reports published before 2004, and a few of the reports published in 2005 and 2006, have a prefix of “OF.” In 2004, the bureau began categorizing the open-file series by prefix and number

Disclaimer: Each user is responsible for the appropriate application of Pennsylvania Geological Survey reports and data as explained in our official disclaimer.

Availability: Each title in the lists below is a link that will either initiate the download of a ZIP file of the report or will open a web page for the report.

GIS Data: The ZIP files for all OFBM and OFSM reports, OFGG 11–01.0, OFMR 13–01.0, and OFOG 14–01.0 and 15–01.1 include ArcGIS shapefiles and geodatabases. In addition, the online report OFGG 05–01.1 includes ZIP files of ArcGIS shapefiles and georeferenced images, and the data in OFMR 11–01.1 were used to create an interactive map from which ArcGIS layers can be downloaded.

Georeferenced images of the Wellsboro and Towanda surficial geologic maps, which could be imported into GIS software, are included in the ZIP files for OF 97–02 and OF 97–03, respectively. Tabular (Excel or Access) latitude-longitude values are included with point data in OF 00–01, OF 00–02, OFOG 07–01.1, OFOG 11–01.1, and OFMI 11–01.0, making it possible to add those data to a GIS project.

 

OF      OFBM      OFGG     OFMI      OFMR     OFOG     OFSM      

 Open-File Reports   

Series No.
Title
OF 87–01
OF 87–02
OF 88–01
OF 88–02
OF 89–01
OF 89–02
OF 89–03
OF 90–01
OF 92–01
OF 93–01
OF 93–02
OF 93–03
OF 95–01
OF 95–02
OF 95–03
OF 95–04
OF 95–05
OF 95–06
OF 95–07
OF 95–08
OF 96–01
OF 96–02
OF 96–03
OF 96–04
OF 96–05
OF 96–06
OF 96–07
OF 96–08
OF 96–09
OF 96–10
OF 96–11
OF 96–12
OF 96–13
OF 96–14
OF 96–15
OF 96–16
OF 96–17
OF 96–18
OF 96–19
OF 96–24
OF 96–25
OF 96–32
OF 96–33
OF 96–34
OF 96–35
OF 96–36
OF 96–37
OF 96–38
OF 96–39
OF 96–40
OF 96–41
OF 96–42
OF 96–43
OF 96–44
OF 96–45
OF 96–46
OF 96–47
OF 96–48
OF 96–49
OF 96–50
OF 97–01
OF 97–02
 
Includes georeferenced image
OF 97–03
 
Includes georeferenced image
OF 97–07
OF 97–08
OF 97–09
OF 97–10
OF 97–11
OF 97–12
OF 98–03
OF 98–12
 
A printd copy of OF 98-12 may be purchased for $2.00 from Nottingham County Park, 150 Park Road, Nottingham, PA 19362; telephone 610-932-2589
OF 00–01
 
Includes spreadsheet with located data
OF 00–02
 
Includes spreadsheet with located data
OF 05–01
OF 05–02
OF 06–01
OF 06–02

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Open-File Bedrock Geologic Maps  

Series No.
Title
OFBM 
04–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
04–02.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
05–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
05–02.0
  
includes GIS data 
OFBM
05–03.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
05–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFBM
05–06.0
  
includes GIS data  
OFBM
05–07.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
05–08.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
06–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
06–02.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
06–03.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
06–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFBM
07–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
07–02.0
 
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
07–03.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
07–04.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
07–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFBM
08–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFBM
08–02.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
08–03.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
08–04.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
08–05.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
09–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
10–01.2
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
10–02.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
10–03.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
11–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
12–01.0
  
includes GIS data
OFBM
13–01.0

Bedrock geologic map of the Troy Quadrangle, Bradford County, Pennsylvania    

includes GIS data

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Open-File General Geology Reports  

Series No.
Title
OFGG
05–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFGG
08–01.0
OFGG
11–01.0
 
includes GIS data

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Open-File Miscellaneous Investigations  

Series No.
Title
OFMI
05–01.1
OFMI
09–01.0
OFMI
11–01.0
 
includes spreadsheet with located data
OFMI
13–01.1

OFMI 
15–01.0

Water depth of Hills Creek Lake—Hills Creek State Park, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–02.0
Water depth of Canoe Lake—Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County, Pennsylvania

OFMI 
15–03.0

Water depth of Holman Lake—Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–04.0
Water depth of Kettle Creek Reservoir—Kettle Creek State Park, Clinton County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–05.0
Water depth of Keystone Lake—Keystone State Park, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–06.0
Water depth of Raccoon Lake—Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–07.0
Water depth of Chapman Lake—Chapman State Park, Warren County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–08.0
Water depth of Memorial Lake—Memorial Lake State Park, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–09.0
Water depth of Lake Jean—Ricketts Glen State Park, Luzerne and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–10.0
Water depth of Lyman Run Lake—Lyman Run State Park, Potter County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–11.0
Water depth of Frances Slocum Lake—Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–12.0
Water depth of Whipple Lake—Whipple Dam State Park, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania 
OFMI 
15–13.0
Water depth of Laurel Hill Lake—Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–14.0
Water depth of Kooser Lake—Kooser State Park, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–15.0
Water depth of Doubling Gap Lake—Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–16.0
Water depth of George B. Stevenson Reservoir—Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–17.0
Water depth of Shawnee Lake—Shawnee State Park, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
OFMI 
15–18.0
Water depth of Marsh Creek Lake—Marsh Creek State Park, Chester County, Pennsylvania
OFMI
15–19.0
Water depth of Foster Joseph Sayers Lake—Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, Pennsylvania
OFMI
15–20.0
Water depth of Lake Arthur—Moraine State Park, Butler County, Pennsylvania
OFMI
15–21.0
Geology guide to the Yellow Breeches Creek from Messiah College to McCormick Road

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Open-File Mineral Resource Reports  

Series No.
Title
OFMR
08–01.0
OFMR
08–02.0
OFMR
11–01.1
 
includes GIS data and interactive map
OFMR
13–01.0

Bedrock geologic map and coal-resource maps of the Frenchville quadrangle, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

includes GIS data

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Open-File Oil and Gas Reports  

Series No.
Title
OFOG
07–01.1
 
includes spreadsheet with located data
OFOG
10–01.0
OFOG
11–01.0
 
includes some located data
OFOG
14–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFOG
14–02.0
Using geophysical and remote sensing techniques to evaluate deep geologic formations in Indiana County, Pennsylvania—Raw 2D seismic data
OFOG
15–01.1

Oil and gas fields and pools of Pennsylvania—1859–2011

includes GIS data

OFOG
15–02.0
Using geophysical and remote sensing techniques to evaluate deep geologic formations in Indiana County, Pennsylvania—Processed 2D seismic data

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Open-File Surficial Geologic Maps 

Series No.
Title
OFSM
04–01.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
04–02.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
05–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
05–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–01.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–03.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–06.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–07.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–08.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–09.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–10.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–11.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–12.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–13.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–14.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–15.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–16.2
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–17.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
06–18.0
OFSM
07–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–03.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–05.0
OFSM
07–06.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–07.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–08.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–09.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–10.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–11.0
  
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–12.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–13.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
07–14.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–03.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–06.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–07.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–08.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–09.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–10.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–11.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–12.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–13.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–14.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–15.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–16.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–17.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
08–18.0
 
 includes GIS data
OFSM
09–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–03.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–06.0
  
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–07.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
09–08.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–03.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–04.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–05.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–06.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–07.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–08.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
10–09.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
11–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
11–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
12–01.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
12–02.0
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
12–03.1
 
includes GIS data
OFSM
12–04.0
 
includes GIS data

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