The mission of the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) is to provide unbiased and technically accurate applied earth science scientific information to address societal needs. This includes geologic maps, mineral resource and geochemical information, topographic maps and digital products, and earth science education initiatives.
The NCGS provides information and services pertinent to:
- Detailed Geologic Mapping
- Mineral Resources of North Carolina
- Geologic Hazards (landslides, sinkholes, karst topography, etc.)
- Geoscience Education
Services include identification of rock and mineral samples submitted by citizens, and providing consulting services and specially prepared reports to agencies that need geological information. The NCGS enforces the state's oil and gas regulations (NCAC T15:05D.0000 to 0011), including exploration and production of oil or gas in state waters.
Main Office Location
The NCGS Map and Publication Sales Office and main NCGS offices are located on the 5th floor, Suite 527 in the Archdale Building in downtown Raleigh.
Geological Advisory Committee
This committee provides comments and recommendations on the mission, goals, objectives, and projects of the North Carolina Geological Survey, as presented by the State Geologist and staff members.
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
Information about geologic mapping as part of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP Component) is summarized here.