The Michigan Geological Survey at Western Michigan University is an active research center within the Department of Geosciences. The research publications and mapping products from the survey are made available through the following:
- MGS Store: Maps and historical documents of Michigan are available in the store. County maps, quadrangle maps, Hydrogeologic Atlas of Michigan are also available.
- National Geologic Map Database of USGS: Historical maps and documents from USGS funded research are available freely.
- MGS Geoplatform: Mapped areas of Michigan can be searched and viewed using this web application. You can view the list of maps available for purchase through this platform.
Check out historical pamphlets of the survey!
- Pamphlet 1: Douglass Houghton, State Geologist
- Pamphlet 2: "You'll never miss the water" a few pointers on ground water supplies
- Pamphlet 3: Guide to Michigan fossils
- Pamphlet 4: Collecting minerals in Michigan
- Pamphlet 5: Geological sketch of Michigan sand dunes
- Pamphlet 6: Collecting rocks, minerals and fossils in Michigan
- Pamphlet 7: Michigan’s sand dunes
Historical documents of general interest
- Geology of Michigan
- Geology of Michigan and geologic timeline
- How Manitou Island got this way?
- Key to rocks and minerals collections
- Michigan fossils
- Michigan localities of general interest
- Michigan minerals list
- Michigan story
- Michigan's gem stone
- Mineralogical guide
- Mineral to rock
- Oil and gas accumulations
- The Petoskey stone
- Rock classification chart
- Salt, a Michigan resources