Geoscience Data Repositories in PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Geological Survey

400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745

Contact: John A. Harper, Chief, Subsurface Geology Section
412/442-4298 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 8
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Delivery Media: paper

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Center Services Provided: core/sample services, data sales

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Comments: This office can deliver data in hard copy (paper printout) or floppy-disk format. Other holdings include drill cuttings for about 1,200 wells. The survey has no seismic or other geophysical data other than logs. Topographic maps include USGS digital raster maps on CD-ROM, and geologic maps (surface). Aerial imagery includes selected areas of western Pennsylvania for the years 1938-1940, 1955, 1973, 1969, 1988.

Mine Map Repository

Office of Surface Mining
U.S. Department of Interior
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Contact: Greig J. Robertson, Program Specialist
412/937-2888 (FAX) 

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Public - Federal

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Center Services Provided: staff research

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Comments: The Mine Map Repository maintains a file of abandoned-mine maps, which total approximately 250,000. These represent coal and non-coal maps nationwide. Information available from maps in the repository is used by a wide variety of customers, including mining companies, developers, real estate companies, federal and state agencies, utilities, consultants and engineering firms, energy interests, law-enforcement officials, public-safety agencies, and private citizens.