(Lexington, KY- November 29, 2011)--Two more maps in a series of 30 x 60 minute geologic maps of Kentucky have been published by KGS, completing the series of these publications in advance of a celebration of Kentucky mapping planned for Dec. 1, 2011. The two maps are Geologic Map of the Kentucky Parts of the Evansville and West Frankfort 30 x 60 minute Quadrangles, Western Kentucky, and Geologic Map of the Somerset 30 x 60 minute Quadrangle, South-Central Kentucky.
These maps can be found under the Recent Publications link at the KGS home page, www.uky.edu/KGS.
These detailed maps in this series show surface and subsurface rock types, formations, and structures such as faults. Geologic formations and faults control the occurrence of minerals and fuels, groundwater, and geologic hazards, which are discussed in the text accompanying the maps in each publication.
These maps are a product of the Kentucky Geological Survey and the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program of the U.S. Geological Survey, which provides annual funding for such mapping. Also significant was another geologic mapping partnership between the Kentucky Geological Survey and the USGS from 1960 to 1980 that produced the original geologic maps that laid the framework for this series.
The mapping celebration is being held on December 1, 2011. A ceremony and news conference are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. in the foyer of the Mining and Mineral Resources Building at the University of Kentucky. A symposium on geologic mapping, Celebrating Geologic Mapping for Science and Society, will be held at the University of Kentucky Hillary J. Boone Center from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants will include experts from the University of Kentucky, KGS and other state surveys, the USGS, and academic institutions.
Detailed section of the newly-published
Geologic Map of the Kentucky Parts of the Evansville and West Frankfort 30 x 60 minute Quadrangles