- Part I: Published and Open-Filed Reports, 1899 to 2003, revised July 2, 2003 [see Files]
- Part II: Theses, 1901 to 2001, revised July 7, 2003 [see Files]
We plan to make periodic updates to each part of the index as new mapping is made available; keep an eye on this page for the latest revisions. See our update logs for Part I and Part II for lists of changes made with each revision.
Part I is a cumulated update to our previous indexes of geologic and geophysical mapping from 1899 to 1983 (Manson, 1984) and 1984 to 1998 (Manson, 1999) and includes maps received in the Washington Geology Library to date. The index shows only pertinent and original mapping at scales from 1:480 through 1:580,000 as issued in published and open-filed reports. Superseded maps, sketch maps, mine maps, in-house unpublished maps, maps copied from other sources, and non-geologic or non-geophysical mapping have been excluded. Thesis mapping is not included here but is indexed in Theses on Washington Geology (Manson, 1986) and in DGER Open File Report 99-1 (Manson, 1999).
The first index to thesis mapping of Washington State was prepared by William H. Reichert in 1969. That work was updated to included thesis mapping (Manson, 1986), and a supplement was issued to cover thesis mapping from 1986 to 1998 (Manson, 1999). Part II of this report combines those prior works and includes original thesis mapping received in the Washington Geology Library to date. The index shows only pertinent and original mapping at scales from 1:480 through 1:1,000,000 as issued in theses. Superseded maps, sketch maps, mine maps, maps copied from other sources, and non-geologic or non-geophysical mapping have been excluded.
How to Use This Index
This is a simple electronic copy of the printed index; it is not an interactive, searchable database. (While we greatly appreciate the advantages of that format, it is not possible for us at this time.) Users might find it easier to print out the maps and text for easy reference. The text and color maps print to standard 8½ by 11-inch paper. The text portion was originally designed for double-sided printing; therefore, a few intentionally blank pages appear within the text. The color maps were designed for single-sided printing.
In Part I, the geologic mapping has been outlined on 14 sheets, separated by scale, and the geophysical mapping has been outlined on 5 sheets, separated by scale and type. In Part II, the geologic mapping has been outlined on 6 sheets, separated by scale, and the geophysical mapping has been outlined on 1 sheet.
All map outlines are keyed by number to the Bibliography which gives the full citation for each map, numbered and listed alphabetically by author. If a report includes geologic and (or) geophysical mapping at different scales, the maps are outlined on the separate sheets as appropriate.
How to Obtain the Maps
All the maps and theses listed here are held at the Washington Geology Library in Olympia, Washington. Materials are not loaned from the library collection, but are available for examination during office hours. All DGER-published maps have been scanned and are available online through our Publications List. Geologic maps from all publishers are listed in the searchable online catalog with links where available. Standard quadrangle maps from all publishers are listed on Geologic Maps of Washington, which provides areal links on a map as well
Many of these maps are still in print and available for sale from the publishers (for example, the U.S. Geological Survey or the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources).
The theses are usually held at the university where they were done.
Other Indexes to Geologic Mapping
The U.S. Geological Survey has a searchable database of geologic, geophysical, and thematic mapping of the United States at http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/.
Many state geological surveys produce map indexes for their areas.
Boardman, Leona, 1949, Geologic map index of Washington: U.S. Geological Survey, 1 sheet, scale 1:750,000.
Manson, C. J., compiler, 1984, Index to geologic and geophysical mapping of Washington, 1899-1983: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 77, 56 p., 14 plates.
Manson, C. J., compiler, 1986, Theses on Washington geology, 1901-1985: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 80, 400 p., 5 plates.
Manson, C. J., compiler, 1999, Geologic and geophysical mapping of Washington, 1984 through 1998, and, Theses on the geology of Washington, 1986 through 1998: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Open File Report 99-1, 37 p., 9 plates.
Reichert, W. H., 1969, Compilation of geologic mapping in Washington through 1968—A continuation of Leona Boardman’s Index to geologic mapping; also, Geologic maps from theses on Washington geology: Washington Division of Mines and Geology unpublished report, 43 p., 11 plates.
Reichert, W. H., 1979, Index to published geologic mapping in Washington, 1854-1970: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 68, 233 p.