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Division of Lands & Minerals


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

Screen shot of printed map with GIS data

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.


While some of the GIS data linked on this webpage is also available at the Geospatial Commons, much of it is not. The Lands and Minerals Division will be working to get more of our GIS data resources posted to the Minnesota Geospatial Commons. Please visit the Geospatial Commons if you are looking for other GIS data resources not found here.
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Aggregate Resource Mapping Program
Compiled GIS Data and Web Map Services

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service URL

Web Map Application

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - All
Aggregate Mapping Program

GIS Data

See 'Project GIS Data and PDF Maps' heading

See compiled web map services listed below

Aggregate Web Map App

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Sand and Gravel Resource Potential

 

 

Web Map Service URL

Aggregate Web Map App

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Crushed Stone Resource Potential

 

 

Web Map Service URL

Aggregate Web Map App

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Gravel Pits, Quarries, and Prospects

 

 

Web Map Service URL

Aggregate Web Map App

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Geologic Field Observations and Test Holes

 

 

Web Map Service URL

Aggregate Web Map App

1987-Present

Aggregate Mapping Program Compiled GIS Data - Status Map

 

 

Web Map Service URL

Aggregate Web Map App

 

Aggregate Resource Mapping Program
Project GIS Data and PDF Maps

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service URL

Web Map Application

2014-2015

Aitkin County Aggregate Resource Potential
Aitkin

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2012

Stearns County Aggregate Resource Potential
Stearns

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2012

Kanabec County Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Kanabec

GIS Data

PDF Map

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2010

Portions of Northern St. Louis and Lake Counties - Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Project Web Page

GIS Data

PDF Map

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2010

Olmsted County Aggregate Resource Potential
Olmsted

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2009

Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation - Aggregate Resource Potential
Carlton

GIS Data

PDF Map

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2007

Mille Lacs County Aggregate Resource Potential
Mille Lacs

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2006

Meeker County Sand and Gravel Resource Potential
Meeker

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2003

Renville County Aggregate Resource Potential
Renville

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2003

LeSueur County Aggregate Resource Potential
LeSueur

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2003

Itasca County Aggregate Resource Potential (Contract with MGS)
Itasca

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2002

Benton County Aggregate Resource Potential
Benton

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2002

Dodge County Aggregate Resource Potential
Dodge

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2000

Chisago County Aggregate Resource Potential (Contract with MGS)
Chisago

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

2000

7-County Twin Cities Metro - Aggregate Resource Potential (MGS)
7-County

GIS Data

PDF Maps
MGS Report

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1999

Nicollet County Aggregate Resource Potential
Nicollet

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1999

Blue Earth County Aggregate Resource Potential
Blue Earth

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1995

Eastern Clay County Aggregate Resource Potential
Clay

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1991

Isanti County Aggregate Resource Potential
Isanti

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1989

Wright County Aggregate Resource Potential
Wright

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

1987

Sherburne County Aggregate Resource Potential
Sherburne

GIS Data

PDF Maps

 

Aggregate Web Map App

 

Dimension Stone Inventory
GIS Data Includes Related Access Database

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2015

Dimension Stone Inventoried Sites as of July 2015
Web Page

GIS Data

PDF Reports

 

 

 

Drill Core Library
GIS Data and Web Map Services

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2017

Public Core Sample Drilling Locations in Minnesota
Drill Core Library

GIS Data

PDF Map

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

2016

Bedrock Outcrop Samples Stored in the Drill Core Library
From the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS)

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

 

Mineral Exploration Collections
Minarchive and Lehmann Family Fund Collections

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2016-2017

Spatial (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 Data

PDF Map /
PDF Lookup by Spatial Area

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

1999-2001; 2015-2017

Spatial (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 Data

PDF Lookup by Spatial Area

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

 

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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Page

Web Map Application

2013-Current

Web 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 maps

Web Page

 

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Project Boundaries

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

January 2017 - Updated annually

GIS Footprints of Mineral Potential Projects
Mineral Potential Project Web Page

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Drill Core Evaluation and Overburden Drilling

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

September 2016

GIS 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 Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

April 2015

GIS data for DNR Report 251 (1987), 1985-1986 Geodrilling Report
Report 251

GIS Data

Report Includes Maps

 

 

April 2015

GIS data for DNR Report 242 (1985), 1984-1985 Geodrilling Report
Report 242

GIS Data

Report Includes Maps

 

 

January 2014

GIS 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 Data

Map Plates

 

 

January 2014

GIS data for DNR Report 278 (1991), Archean Drill Core Description and Assay in Lake of the Woods County
Report 278

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

January 2014

GIS data for DNR Report 264 (1989), 1988-1989 Geodrilling Report
Report 264

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

January 2014

GIS data for DNR Report 255-1/265/266 (1989), 1988-1989 Drill Core Repository Sampling Project
Report 255-1/265/266

GIS Data

Report and Maps

 

 

July 2013

GIS Data for DNR Report 391, Cook Area Drill Core Re-Logging and Sampling, St. Louis County
Report 391

GIS and Related Data

PDF Map

 

 

September 2012

GIS 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 2012

GIS 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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2014

GIS data for DNR Report 318 (1997), Greenstone Belt Boulder Tracing in the Ely Bigfork Area
Report 318

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

2014

GIS data for DNR Report 284 (1992), Geochemistry of Heavy Mineral Concentrates from Glaciofluvial Sediments
Report 284

GIS Data

Reports with Maps

 

 

2014

GIS data for DNR Report 246 (1986), Esker Prospecting Over the Duluth Complex
Report 246

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

2012

GIS data for DNR Report 385, Geochemical Survey on Public Lands in the International Falls Area
Report 385

GIS Data and Related Data

Report with Maps
/ PDF Map

 

 

2011

GIS data for DNR Report 314 (1995), Limited Survey of Selected Kimberlite Indicator Minerals from Glaciofluvial Sediments
Report 314

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

April 2010

GIS data for DNR Report 262 (1989), Glacial Drift Geochemistry for Strategic Minerals
Report 246

GIS Data

Reports and Maps

 

 

2010

GIS 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

 

 

2010

GIS data for DNR Report 296 (1993), Soil Geochemistry Survey (B-Horizon) in Linden Grove Area (with USGS)
Report 296

GIS Data

 

 

 

2010

GIS data for DNR Report 376, Minnesota Lake Sediment Geochemistry Surveys
Report 376

GIS Data

Report with Maps

Web Map Service

 

1999

GIS data for DNR Report 330, Results of a Mobile Metal Ion Geochemical Study near Birchdale, North West Koochiching County

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Surface Geochemistry - Gold in Till Surveys

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2016

GIS data for DNR Report 392, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Cook Area
Report 392

GIS Data
/ More data on webpage

 

 

 

2011

GIS 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

 

 

2009

GIS data for DNR Report 372, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Vermilion District and Big Fork

GIS Data

 

 

 

2009

GIS data for DNR Report 371, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Virginia Horn

GIS Data

 

 

 

2008

GIS data for DNR Report 370, Regional Survey of Gold in Till, Nashwauk

GIS Data

 

 

 

2005

GIS data for DNR Report 365, Glacial Till Sampling in the Vermilion Greenstone Belt
Report 365

GIS Data

Report with Maps

 

 

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Geophysics

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2017

GIS data for DNR Open-File Project 401, Aeromagnetic Data Reprocessing Test
Project Page

Contractor Report and GIS Data

 

 

 

 

Mineral Potential Projects
Industrial Minerals

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

2003

GIS data for DNR Report 358, Inventory of Publicly Owned Stockpiles and Natural Aggregate Resources at the Former LTV Mine and Vicinity
Report 358

GIS Data

Plate 1
Plate 2

 

 

2002

GIS data for DNR Report 340, Minnesota River Valley Mineral Resources
Report 340

GIS Data
Assay Data

Plate 1
Plate 2
Plate 3
Plate 4

 

 

2001

GIS 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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Services

Web Map Application

1993

DNR 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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

January 2016 - No longer updated

General Map of Mines and Advanced Projects of Iron Ore, Metallic Minerals, Industrial Minerals, and Selected Construction Aggregates

 

PDF Map

 

 

December 2016

Active Silica Sand Mines
DNR Silica Sand

 

PDF Map

 

 

 

 

 

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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

March 2017

Index Map to Iron Mining and Nonferrous Mineral Exploration Activity in Northern Minnesota

 

PDF Map

 

 

March 2017

Maps of Iron Mining and Large Scale Development Projects on the Mesabi Iron Range

 

PDF Map

 

 

March 2017

Duluth 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 2017

Tamarack Intrusion Map: Nickel (Ni) + Copper (Cu) + Platinum Group Metals (PGM) and Active State Mineral Leases near Tamarack, Minnesota

 

PDF Map

 

 

March 2017

Maps of Active Gold Exploration in Minnesota's Greenstone Belts

 

PDF Map

 

 

 

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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Metadata

Other

1979-1984

Beltrami and Lake of the Woods Counties Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Maps and Report

Peat Resources Georeferenced Map /
Surficial Geology Georeferenced Map

Peat Resources Map /
Surficial Geology Map

Metadata

Report

1979

Southwest St. Louis County Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Map and Report

Georeferenced Map

PDF Map

Metadata

Report

1980

Koochiching County Peat Resources and Surficial Geology Map and Report

Peat Georeferenced Map /
Surficial Geology Georeferenced Map

Peat Resources Map /
Surficial Geology Map

Metadata

Report

1981-1982

Aitkin County - Peat Resources Map and Report

Georeferenced Map

PDF Map

Metadata

Report

1979-1984

Peat Inventory GIS Data (read metadata)

GIS Data

 

Metadata

 

 

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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

Current

Control Point Generated Public Land Survey

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

Current

Minnesota Original Public Land Survey Plat Maps, Georeferenced
From MnDOT

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

 

 

Regional Operations
Lands and Minerals Contacts Map

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

October 2016

Map of Regional Operations Contacts in Lands and Minerals and DNR Regions GIS data
LAM Regional Operations

GIS Data of DNR Regions

PDF Map

 

 

 

 

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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Map

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

April 2016

Active 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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Map

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

June 9, 2017

Bid Results for the 2017 State Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Lease Sale
Associated Web Page

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Lease Sale Web Map /
Drill Core Library Web Map App

 

 

Current

State Mineral Leases - Active and historic leases mapped to the Public Land Survey parcel detail (40 level)
Associated Web Page

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map App

May 2016

Areas Ever Offered In Public Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Lease Sales (When updated)
Associated Web Page

GIS Data

 

 

 

October 2017

Annual Map of Minnesota's Active State Nonferrous Metallic Minerals Leases
Associated Web Page

 

PDF Map

 

 

1991-Current

State BWCAW Minerals Management Corridor

GIS Data

PDF Map

 

 

 

State Peat Leases
Active and Historic Leases

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Map

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

Current

State 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

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

Web Map Service

Web Map Application

Current

State owned surface interests, including fee surface, easement in, lease in, and agreement

GIS Data

 

Web Map Service

Drill Core Library Web Map

 

Underground Mine Mapping
Central and East Mesabi Range

Date

Name

GIS Data

Digital Print Maps

3-D Renderings

Web Map Application

2008 & 2010

Underground 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 218-231-8484

PDF Maps

3-D Models

Interactive Web Map