The NCGS has been central to the State's development and industrialization, the wise use of its abundant natural resources, and environmental education of North Carolina by providing natural resource information to its citizens and to industry since 1823. The key role of geology throughout our state's history is reflected from the NCGS' cabinet level role in the 1800's to the central role the NCGS plays in many of the high profile, societal issues challenging North Carolina today.
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
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.