Geological map of Indiana, showing location of stone quarries and natural gas and oil areas


Geological map of Indiana, showing location of stone quarries and natural gas and oil areas

Item Information

Title:
Geological map of Indiana, showing location of stone quarries and natural gas and oil areas
Description:
Geological maps could also be used to indicate location of oil and gas deposits, as seen by this late-19th-century example. This map of Indiana shows not only where coal and other industrial minerals are located, but also indicates sites of oil and natural gas basins and wells, and the pipeline systems in which to transport those resources. As was the case in West Virginia, oil and gas were first discovered in Indiana in the mid-19th century during salt mining operations. The area produced millions of barrels of oil until the early 20th century.
Creator:
Gorby, S. S.
Creator:
Indiana. Dept. of Geology and Natural Resources.
Name on Item:
by S.S. Gorby, State Geologist.
Date:
[1890?–1899?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Geology--Indiana--Maps
Natural gas--Indiana--Maps
Petroleum--Indiana--Maps
Indiana--Maps
Places:
Indiana
Publisher:
Indianapolis, Ind : Dept. of Geology and Natural Resources
Notes:
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
Plate from 19th Annual Report.
"Wm. B. Burford, Lith., Indianapolis."
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 89 x 64 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:570,240]. 9 miles to the inch
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011158
Call #:
G4091.C5 1890 .G67
Barcode:
39999065681056
Terms of Use:
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