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Maps, Publications and Data

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The Division of Geology and Mineral Resources provides geologic, energy, and mineral resource information to its customers. This information, generated by DGMR, is available for free download or for purchase in the form of geologic maps, geologic reports, and digital data.

Web Map:

  • An interactive online map for DGMR datasets.
  • Data query capability is available.
  • Data can be extracted in GIS shapefiles or Excel spreadsheets.


  • The Virginia Geologic Information Catalog (VGIC) houses a variety of DGMR datasets including publications, rock and core samples, geologic maps, carbonate samples, coal data, and data about orphaned mineral mines that are available for text-based searching.


  •  The National Digital Catalog on ScienceBase includes metadata records describing geological and geophysical samples and data managed by state geological agencies and federal organizations that have received competitive NGGDPP grants from USGS. 

DGMR Web Store:

  • Publications and products may be purchased Online only.
  • A Topographic Index is available to assist you in finding the map you need.
  • Materials may be picked at the DGMR Sales Office Monday-Thursday 10AM-3PM.
  • Purchases must be made by using a credit card or electronic check.

LiDAR Data Availability:

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a method of remote sensing that can produce a precise 3-dimensional model of the Earth's surface. LiDAR is available to the public through the U.S. Geological Survey – 3-D Elevation Program (3DEP).

  • For smaller study areas (neighborhood, city), download LIDAR data from USGS National Map here.
  • For larger project areas (counties, regions), download LIDAR data from the USGS FTP website.
  • LiDAR ia also available through the VGIN Clearinghouse here.
  • Learn more about LIDAR here.

Online Mapping Tool

VGIC map-based search


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Interactive Map


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USGS Science Base

Aerial Photographs 7,622       Catalog
Borehole Data 1,800       Catalog
Carbonate Sample Analyses 5,400   View   Catalog
Clay Sample Analyses 870   View   Catalog
Coal Quality Data 375   View   Catalog
Core Repository 447   View   Catalog
Economic Geology Mineral Resources Files 9,500     Catalog
Field Maps 670   View   Catalog/Download
Field Notebooks 135       Catalog/Download
Geologic Sections (VDOT) 5,500       Catalog/Download
Geophysical Data 1,734 View/Download     Catalog
Historic Images 14,463       Catalog
Historic Uranium Exploration Information 1,500       Catalog
Historic Topographic Maps 640     View/Download Catalog/Download
Mineral Resources of Virginia (MRV) 10,442 View/Download     Catalog
Oil and Gas Well Cuttings 7,376       Catalog
Outer Continental Sand Resources 6,273 View/Download      
Orphaned Lands ~3,157 View/Download View    
Paleontological 1,100       Catalog
Publications 5,200 View/Download View View/Download Catalog/Download

Rock Repository

7,500   View   Catalog
Thin Sections 4,525       Catalog
Silica Sample Analyses 51       Catalog
Sinkhole Maps 336 View/Download     Catalog
UVA Mineral and Rock Specimens 6,273       Catalog

The National Geologic Map Database has a searchable database of geologic maps, including those found in Virginia:

National Geologic Map Database