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We Will Rock You - Geologic Map Day

Image of a geologic map, showing different colors for each unitCelebrate Geologic Map Day (October 17) by exploring USGS geologic maps and discovering how they can be used to learn about the Earth’s surface. Our most beautiful geologic map, A Tapestry of Time and Terrain, is a great place to start. Find maps of your area by using the USGS National Geologic Map Database (try the mapView feature), or interact with geologic maps for each state at our Mineral Resources website.

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