Kansas Geological Survey

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Organizational Narrative:

The mission of the Kansas Geological Survey, operated by The University of Kansas in connection with its research and service program, is to conduct geological studies and research and to collect, correlate, preserve, and disseminate information leading to a better understanding of the geology of Kansas, with special emphasis on natural resources of economic value, water quality and quantity, and geologic hazards.The Kansas Geological Survey continues to study the state’s resources and prepare publications on its findings. Providing research and service to Kansas since 1889, the Survey publishes information on Kansas geology in books and maps, both technical and educational. The topics of these publications include computer science, engineering geology, geochemistry, geohydrology, geophysics, paleontology, mineral economics, and stratigraphy. The Survey also produces computer programs and data bases derived from geologic investigations.Progressively, the Survey has increased its research programs and facilities. The main office in Lawrence employs over 80 researchers and support-staff members and 70 student assistants. A second publications sales office and the Well Sample Library, storing over 131,000 rotary-cutting samples from Kansas wells, are located in west Wichita. Operating Hours 8:00 A. M. through 5:00 P. M. Monday through Friday, excepting state and federal holidays.

Service Area

All – We serve the entire state


1930 Constant Avenue

LawrenceKS 66047

Phone: 1 785-864-3965
Fax: 1 785-864-5317
Kansas Geological Survey