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Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1420 (NM-15)

Prepared in cooperation with The Ontario Geological Survey, The Minnesota Geological Survey, and The Manitoba Department of Energy and Mines

Quaternary geologic map of the Lake of the Woods 4° x 6° quadrangle, United States and Canada

State and Province compilations by Edward V. Sado, David S. Fullerton, Joseph E. Goebel, and Susan M. Ringrose

Edited and integrated by David S. Fullerton

Digital database by Charles A. Bush


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This map is part of the Quaternary Geologic Atlas of the United States (I-1420). It was first published as a printed edition in 1995. The geologic data has now been captured digitally and are presented here along with images of the printed map sheet and component parts as PDF files.

The Quaternary Geologic Map of the Lake of the Woods 4° x 6° Quadrangle, United States and Canada, was mapped as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Quaternary Geologic Atlas of the United States map series (Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-1420, NM-15). The atlas was begun as an effort to depict the areal distribution of surficial geologic deposits and other materials that accumulated or formed during the past 2+ million years, the period that includes all activities of the human species. These materials are at the surface of the earth. They make up the "ground" on which we walk, the "dirt" in which we dig foundations, and the "soil" in which we grow crops. Most of our human activity is related in one way or another to these surface materials that are referred to collectively by many geologists as regolith, the mantle of fragmental and generally unconsolidated material that overlies the bedrock foundation of the continent. The maps were compiled at 1:1,000,000 scale.

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Suggested citation:

Sado, E.V., Fullerton, D.S., Goebel, J.E., and Ringrose, S.M., 1995, Quaternary geologic map of the Lake of the Woods 4° x 6° quadrangle, United States and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1420 (NM-15), scale 1:1,000,000.

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