Lands and Minerals
List of GIS Data, Digital Print Maps, & Web Maps

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The Lands and Minerals Division has a history of creating, maintaining, and sharing spatial datasets and digital print maps. Provided here is an extensive list of publicly available GIS datasets, digital print maps, web map services, and associated web map applications authored by the Minnesota DNR's Lands and Minerals Division. The information has been separated out into tables by subject matter shown below.


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Aggregate Resource Mapping Program
Compiled GIS Data and Web Map Services

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - All
Aggregate Mapping Program
GIS DataSee 'Project GIS Data and PDF Maps' headingSee compiled web map services listed belowAggregate Web Map App
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Sand and Gravel Resource Potential  Web Map Service URLAggregate Web Map App
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Crushed Stone Resource Potential  Web Map Service URLAggregate Web Map App
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Gravel Pits, Quarries, and Prospects  Web Map Service URLAggregate Web Map App
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Geologic Field Observations and Test Holes  Web Map Service URLAggregate Web Map App
1987-PresentAggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Status Map  Web Map Service URLAggregate Web Map App

 

Aggregate Resource Mapping Program
Project GIS Data and PDF Maps

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2014-2015Aitkin County Aggregate Resource Potential
Aitkin
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2012Stearns County Aggregate Resource Potential
Stearns
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2012Kanabec County Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Kanabec
GIS DataPDF Map Aggregate Web Map App
2010Portions of Northern St. Louis and Lake Counties - Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Project Web Page
GIS DataPDF Map Aggregate Web Map App
2010Olmsted County Aggregate Resource Potential
Olmsted
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2009Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation - Aggregate Resource Potential
Carlton
GIS DataPDF Map Aggregate Web Map App
2007Mille Lacs County Aggregate Resource Potential
Mille Lacs
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2006Meeker County Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Meeker
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2003Renville County Aggregate Resource Potential
Renville
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2003LeSueur County Aggregate Resource Potential
LeSueur
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2003Itasca County Aggregate Resource Potential (Contract with MGS)
Itasca
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2002Benton County Aggregate Resource Potential
Benton
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2002Dodge County Aggregate Resource Potential
Dodge
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
2000Chisago County Aggregate Resource Potential (Contract with MGS)
Chisago
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
20007-County Twin Cities Metro - Aggregate Resource Potential (MGS)
7-County
GIS DataPDF Maps
MGS Report
 Aggregate Web Map App
1999Nicollet County Aggregate Resource Potential
Nicollet
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
1999Blue Earth County Aggregate Resource Potential
Blue Earth
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
1995Eastern Clay County Aggregate Resource Potential
Clay
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
1991Isanti County Aggregate Resource Potential
Isanti
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
1989Wright County Aggregate Resource Potential
Wright
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App
1987Sherburne County Aggregate Resource Potential
Sherburne
GIS DataPDF Maps Aggregate Web Map App

 

Dimension Stone Inventory
GIS Data Includes Related Access Database

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2015Dimension Stone Inventoried Sites as of January 2018
Web Page
GIS DataPDF Reports  

 

Drill Core Library
GIS Data and Web Map Services

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2017Public Core Sample Drilling Locations in Minnesota
Drill Core Library
GIS DataPDF MapWeb Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map
2016Bedrock Outcrop Samples Stored in the Drill Core Library
From the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS)
GIS Data Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map

 

Mineral Exploration Collections
Minarchive and Lehmann Family Fund Collections

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2016-2017Spatial (GIS) footprints that connect to more than 2,000 scanned mineral exploration documents from the Lehmann Family Fund Collection (including the Polaris Joint Venture).
Web Page
GIS DataPDF Map /
PDF Lookup by Spatial Area
Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map
1999-2001; 2015-2017Spatial (GIS) footprints that connect to more than 10,000 scanned mineral exploration documents indexed by the Minnesota DNR's Lands and Minerals Division between 1999-2001. Also included are footprints of selected Minarchive exploration documents georeferenced by the DNR between 2014-2016 and vector data from selected georeferenced maps.
Minarchive Web Site (1999-2001)
GIS DataPDF Lookup by Spatial AreaWeb Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map

 

Mineral Exploration Plan Summary Reports and Maps
on State Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Leases

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2013-CurrentWeb page listed here provides links to DNR summarized PDF reports and maps for exploration plan proposals on state nonferrous metallic mineral leases since November 2013. see webpage for PDF mapsWeb Page 

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Project Boundaries

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
January 2017 - Updated annuallyGIS Footprints of Mineral Potential Projects
Mineral Potential Project Web Page
GIS Data Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Drill Core Evaluation and Overburden Drilling

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
September 2016GIS data converted from tabular data for DNR Report 231 (1985), A Compilation of Ore Mineral Occurrences, Drill Core, and Testpits
Report 231
GIS Data Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map
April 2015GIS data for DNR Report 251 (1987), 1985-1986 Geodrilling Report
Report 251
GIS DataReport Includes Maps  
April 2015GIS data for DNR Report 242 (1985), 1984-1985 Geodrilling Report
Report 242
GIS DataReport Includes Maps  
January 2014GIS data for DNR Report 280 (1991), Regional Survey of Buried Glacial Drift, Saprolite and Precambrian Bedrock in Lake of the Woods County
Report 280
GIS DataMap Plates  
January 2014GIS data for DNR Report 278 (1991), Archean Drill Core Description and Assay in Lake of the Woods County
Report 278
GIS DataReport with Maps  
January 2014GIS data for DNR Report 264 (1989), 1988-1989 Geodrilling Report
Report 264
GIS DataReport with Maps  
January 2014GIS data for DNR Report 255-1/265/266 (1989), 1988-1989 Drill Core Repository Sampling Project
Report 255-1/265/266
GIS DataReport and Maps  
July 2013GIS Data for DNR Report 391, Cook Area Drill Core Re-Logging and Sampling, St. Louis County
Report 391
GIS and Related DataPDF Map  
September 2012GIS data for DNR Report 263 (1989), A Regional Geochemical Survey of Glacial Drift Drill Samples Over Archean Terrane in the Effie Area
Report 263
GIS Data /
Georeferenced Maps
Report and Maps  
June 2012GIS data for DNR Report 252 (1988), Regional Survey of Buried Glacial Drift Geochemistry Over Archean Terrane in Northern MN
Report 252
GIS Data /
Georeferenced Maps
Report and Maps  

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Surface Geochemistry - Soil, Glacial Sediments, and Lake

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2014GIS data for DNR Report 318 (1997), Greenstone Belt Boulder Tracing in the Ely Bigfork Area
Report 318
GIS DataReport with Maps  
2014GIS data for DNR Report 284 (1992), Geochemistry of Heavy Mineral Concentrates from Glaciofluvial Sediments
Report 284
GIS DataReports with Maps  
2014GIS data for DNR Report 246 (1986), Esker Prospecting Over the Duluth Complex
Report 246
GIS DataReport with Maps  
2012GIS data for DNR Report 385, Geochemical Survey on Public Lands in the International Falls Area
Report 385
GIS Data and Related DataReport with Maps
/ PDF Map
  
2011GIS data for DNR Report 314 (1995), Limited Survey of Selected Kimberlite Indicator Minerals from Glaciofluvial Sediments
Report 314
GIS DataReport with Maps  
April 2010GIS data for DNR Report 262 (1989), Glacial Drift Geochemistry for Strategic Minerals
Report 246
GIS DataReports and Maps  
2010GIS data for DNR Report 308 (1994), Platinum, Palladium and Gold Distribution in B-Horizon Soils the Duluth Complex (with USGS)
Report 308
GIS Data /
Original Data
Report with Maps  
2010GIS data for DNR Report 296 (1993), Soil Geochemistry Survey (B-Horizon) in Linden Grove Area (with USGS)
Report 296
GIS Data   
2010GIS data for DNR Report 376, Minnesota Lake Sediment Geochemistry Surveys
Report 376
GIS DataReport with MapsWeb Map Service 
1999GIS data for DNR Report 330, Results of a Mobile Metal Ion Geochemical Study near Birchdale, North West Koochiching CountyGIS DataReport with Maps  

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Surface Geochemistry - Gold in Till Surveys

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2016GIS data for DNR Report 392, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Cook Area
Report 392
GIS Data
/ More data on webpage
   
2011GIS data for DNR Report 379, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Bigfork and Calumet Areas
Report 379
GIS Data
/ More data on webpage
Map / Presentation with Maps  
2009GIS data for DNR Report 372, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Vermilion District and Big ForkGIS Data   
2009GIS data for DNR Report 371, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Virginia HornGIS Data   
2008GIS data for DNR Report 370, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, NashwaukGIS Data   
2005GIS data for DNR Report 365, Glacial Till Sampling in the Vermilion Greenstone Belt
Report 365
GIS DataReport with Maps  

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Geophysics

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2017GIS data for DNR Open-File Project 401, Aeromagnetic Data Reprocessing Test
Project Page
Contractor Report and GIS Data   

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Industrial Minerals

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2003GIS data for DNR Report 358, Inventory of Publicly Owned Stockpiles and Natural Aggregate Resources at the Former LTV Mine and Vicinity
Report 358
GIS DataPlate 1
Plate 2
  
2002GIS data for DNR Report 340, Minnesota River Valley Mineral Resources
Report 340
GIS Data
Assay Data
Plate 1
Plate 2
Plate 3
Plate 4
  
2001GIS data for DNR Report 350, Stockpile Ownership, Composition, and Use for Two Study Areas Located near Virginia and Calumet, Minnesota
Report 350
GIS Data
Assay Data
Plate 1
Plate 2
Plate 3
Plate 4
  

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Mineral Resource Information for East-Central Minnesota

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
1993DNR Report 313, Compendium of Mineral Information for East-Central Minnesota
Report 313
 Report with Maps  

 

Mining Sites in Minnesota from DNR
Map and GIS Data

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
January 2016 - No longer updatedGeneral Map of Mines and Advanced Projects of Iron Ore, Metallic Minerals, Industrial Minerals, and Selected Construction Aggregates PDF Map  
December 2016Active Silica Sand Mines
DNR Silica Sand
 PDF Map  

 

Annual Overview Maps of Iron Mining and Nonferrous Mineral Exploration Activity in Northern Minnesota

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
March 2017Index Map to Iron Mining and Nonferrous Mineral Exploration Activity in Northern Minnesota PDF Map  
March 2017Maps of Iron Mining and Large Scale Development Projects on the Mesabi Iron Range PDF Map  
March 2017Duluth Complex Map: Copper (Cu) + Nickel (Ni) + Platinum Group Metals (PGM), Titanium (Ti) Deposits, and Active State Mineral Leases. Includes Tamarack Intrusion Inset Map.  PDF Map  
March 2017Tamarack Intrusion Map: Nickel (Ni) + Copper (Cu) + Platinum Group Metals (PGM) and Active State Mineral Leases near Tamarack, Minnesota PDF Map  
March 2017Maps of Active Gold Exploration in Minnesota's Greenstone Belts PDF Map  

 

Peat Inventory Project
Maps and GIS Data (1979-1984)

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsMetadataOther
1979-1984Beltrami and Lake of the Woods Counties Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Maps and ReportPeat Resources Georeferenced Map /
Surficial Geology Georeferenced Map
Peat Resources Map /
Surficial Geology Map
MetadataReport
1979Southwest St. Louis County Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Map and ReportGeoreferenced MapPDF MapMetadataReport
1980Koochiching County Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Map and ReportPeat Georeferenced Map /
Surficial Geology Georeferenced Map
Peat Resources Map /
Surficial Geology Map
MetadataReport
1981-1982Aitkin County - Peat Resources Map and ReportGeoreferenced MapPDF MapMetadataReport
1979-1984Peat Inventory GIS Data (read metadata)GIS Data Metadata 

 

Public Land Survey Data and Plat Maps
GIS Data and Georeferenced Maps

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
CurrentControl Point Generated Public Land SurveyGIS Data Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map
CurrentMinnesota Original Public Land Survey Plat Maps, Georeferenced
From MnDOT
GIS Data Web Map Service 

 

Regional Operations
Lands and Minerals Contacts Map

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
October 2016Map of Regional Operations Contacts in Lands and Minerals and DNR Regions GIS data
LAM Regional Operations
GIS Data of DNR RegionsPDF Map  

 

 

State Aggregate Leasing on School Trust Lands
Active Leases and Previously Leased

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
April 2016Active and Historic State Aggregate Leasing (Earth Materials) on School Trust Lands   Aggregate Finder Web Map

 

State Mineral Leasing
Active, Historic, and Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Lease Sales

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
CurrentState Mineral Leases - Active and historic leases mapped to the Public Land Survey parcel detail (40 level)
Associated Web Page
GIS Data Web Map ServiceState Nonferrous Leasing Web Map
January 8, 2018Negotiated Lease Request for State Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Leases
Associated Web Page
GIS Data Web Map ServiceState Nonferrous Leasing Web Map
May 2016Areas Ever Offered In Public Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Lease Sales (When updated)
Associated Web Page
GIS Data   
January 2018Annual Map of Minnesota's Active State Nonferrous Metallic Minerals Leases
Associated Web Page
 PDF Map  
1991-CurrentState BWCAW Minerals Management CorridorGIS DataPDF Map  

 

State Peat Leases
Active and Historic Leases

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
CurrentState Peat Leases - Active and historic leases mapped to the Public Land Survey parcel detail (40 level)GIS Data   

 

State Surface Interests
Administered by MNDNR or Counties

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
CurrentState owned surface interests, including fee surface, easement in, lease in, and agreementGIS Data Web Map ServiceDrill Core Library Web Map

 

Underground Mine Mapping
Central and East Mesabi Range

DateNameGIS DataDigital Print MapsWeb Map Service URLWeb Map Application
2008 & 2010Underground Mine Mapping in the Central Mesabi Range and the East Mesabi Range
Underground Mine Mapping
For a DVD of all the digital data contact DNR's Hibbing office at 218-231-8484PDF Maps3-D ModelsInteractive Web Map