1. View Interactively:
A compilation of completed Aggregate Resource Mapping GIS data is now available in a new interactive web map application.
2. View a PDF Version:
Plate 1: Aggregate Resources, Significant Deposits, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
(31.9 x 23.4 inches, full size. PDF/1.5 MB)
Plate 2: Aggregate Resources, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
(31.9 x 24.9 inches, full size. PDF/1.9 MB)
Plate 3: Surficial Geology, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
(31.9 x 24.9 inches, full size. PDF/3.2 MB)
Plate 4: Data Sources and Mapping Methodology, Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
(35.71 x 31.75 inches, full size. PDF/1 MB)
Please note: Best results in viewing these plates will be obtained by saving the files to a location of your choice and opening with Adobe Acrobat. Some plate information may not display as a result of opening with Acrobat directly from a web browser.
3. Download GIS data:
A compressed set of files, bluedata.zip. This compressed set of files is 9.4 MB. It contains ArcView shapefiles and related dbf files of geological and aggregate features created by the DNR, MNDOT, and MGS. Also included are text files containing the text from the printed plates (above); and metadata files in HTML format for each data file. After downloading and uncompressing, please begin by reading Read1st.txt
For more information or to request hardcopy plates:
Heather E. Arends, Mineral Potential Manager
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4045
tel. (651) 259-5376 phone
fax (651) 296-5939 fax