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August 25, 2004
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South Dakota Tech To Unveil New State Geologic Map
South Dakota’s geology hasn’t changed much during the past few thousand years, but our knowledge of it has grown so much since 1953 that a new geological map of the entire state became necessary.
Researchers and scientists from South Dakota Tech and the state of South Dakota will unveil the updated map at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, in the President’s Office at South Dakota Tech in Rapid City. Tech invites the media to attend.
“The map is multidimensional in its use,��� Dr. James Martin said. Martin is Tech’s curator of vertebrate paleontology and a professor in the engineering and science university’s Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Martin led the effort to complete the update. “It can be consulted for such interests as mining, water resources, geological hazards, petroleum, agriculture, planning and others. It is the only source that includes the geology of the entire state in one place.”
The investigators updated the map by researching all known geological sources and publications, mapping of selected areas, and compiling the data.
The South Dakota Geological Survey funded the project.
Researchers and scientists from Tech have been involved with the project from the beginning to serve the state’s business and social interests to generate and make use of new geological information.
The update began approximately 20 years ago and was primarily completed by Martin, J. Foster Sawyer, South Dakota Geological Survey, and Mark D. Fahrenbach, also of the South Dakota Geological Survey. Derric Iles, South Dakota State Geologist, also provided critical support and direction, particularly near the end of this large effort. Others involved in the project included Dr. Arden Davis, Dr. Jack Redden, Dr. Alvis Lisenbee, and Dr. Jim Fox, all from Tech’s Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.
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