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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.

DGMR Web Store:

  • Publications and products may be purchased Online or purchased in person at our Charlottesville Office using our self-service kiosk.
  • 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.

Online Mapping Tool

VGIC map-based search








For a complete list of collections, see table below.


# Records

Data Access

Aerial Photographs 7,622 In house
Borehole Data 1,800 In house
Carbonate Sample Data 5,400 VGIC
Clay Sample Analyses 870 In House
Coal Quality Data 375 VGIC
Core Repository 447 VGIC
DGMR Publications 5,200 WebStore, WebMap, VGIC
Economic Geology Mineral Resources Files 9,500 WebMap
Educational Materials 9,500 WebStore
Geologic Sections (VDOT) 5,500 In House
Geophysical 1,734 WebMap
Historical Photographs 9,180 In House
Historic Uranium Information 1,500 In House
Historical Topographic Maps 640 WebStore
Mineral Resources of Virginia (MRV) 10,442 WebMap
Oil and Gas Well Cuttings 7,376 In House
Paleontological 1,100 In House
Rock Repository 7,500 VGIC
Thin Sections 4,525 In House
Silica Sample Analyses 51 In House
Sinkhole Maps 336 WebMap
Unpublished Geologic Maps 670 VGIC
UVA Mineral and Rock Specimens 6,273 In House
Outer Continental Sand Resources 6,273 Google Fusion