Indiana Geological Survey

The Indiana Geological Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, has changed its name to the Indiana Geological and Water Survey. The name change was enacted as state law via Senate Enrolled Act 416 and took effect July 1. The new name reflects a realignment of the survey’s mission: to provide geological information and counsel […]

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 Abandoned coal mines scattered across southwestern Indiana may be a future source of valuable groundwater that could be used for a variety of purposes, according to a new report published by the Indiana Geological Survey. More than 194,000 acres of Indiana are underlain by underground coal mines, and the amount of groundwater that fills the […]

Buffalo Wallow, Goreville Limestone, Mariah Hill Coal Member, Moccasin Springs Formation, Grover Ditch Member–Indiana’s geologic names are nothing if not colorful. Now you can explore the geologic history behind the names using the Indiana Geologic Names Information System, available through the website of the Indiana Geological Survey. The system provides details on the names of […]