Geology and Mineral Resources Program
Geologic materials and mapping are essential elements and often the initial starting point of basic research into the properties and history of geologic resources in the state.
The KGS Stratigraphic Nomenclature Committee addresses stratigraphic issues, establishes formally accepted stratigraphic nomenclature, and oversees guidelines for revisions to stratigraphic units for Kansas. The KGS maintains an online chart showing formally accepted nomenclature (including newly adopted revisions).
The STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) is a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists (AASG), and state geological surveys, part of an effort to meet the current and future needs of federal and state governments and the private sector for detailed geologic maps.
Lithostratigraphic Correlations of the Upper Desmoinesian and Missourian Stages (Pennsylvanian) in Eastern Kansas, by S. C. Oborny and F. Hasiuk
Geological Details for 2021 Geological Mapping of Miami County, Kansas, by S. C. Oborny, A. L. Layzell, K. D. Newell, R. D. Mandel, and J. J. Smith