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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Earth Science Information

Geology Publications
A list of currently available NHGS publications and ordering information is available at the Public Information and Permitting Office. It should be noted that those listed as "Open File Reports" are in various stages of completion, ranging from field maps with authors notes to those ready for final approval and printing.

Two of our most popular maps may be purchased through the Public Information and Permitting Office.

State of New Hampshire Bedrock Geology Map

  • GEO-NHX-250000-BRMAP Lyons, J.B., Bothner, W.A., Moench, R.H., and Thompson, J.B., Bedrock Geology Map of New Hampshire, 1997: color, 2 sheets, 42' x 54'; each.
  • GEO-NHX-250000-BMPD Bennett, D.S., Wittkop, C.A., and Dicken, C.L., 2006 (software revised 2007)
    Bedrock Geologic Map of New Hampshire - A Digital Representation of the Lyons and others 1997 map and Ancillary files: (NHGS Geo-1), U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 215, on Compact Disc. $30.00

State of New Hampshire Surficial Geology

  • GEO-NHX-250000-SMAP Goldthwait, J.W., Goldthwait, R.P., Goldthwait, L., Lougee, R.J., Meyers, T.R., Page, L.R., White, G.W., and others, 1950, Surficial Geology of New Hampshire. (Product is a digital reproduction of an out-of-print map) color, 1 sheet, 30" x 52", scale 1:250,000. Rolled.

Online maps
A number of New Hampshire Geological Survey publications and maps are becoming available online. When ordering a publication, ask if it is also available in digital format.

Archived maps and publications
The NHGS maintains a file of currently out of print New Hampshire geology maps and publications. Some of these have been scanned and are available through the NHGS Public Outreach Coordinator at

Outreach and Education
Teachers may find geologic publications useful for classroom instruction. Interested teachers should contact the NHGS Public Outreach Coordinator at for help with your particular classroom needs.

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