How to Order NDGS Publications

Publications may be purchased by mail, email, or in person at the NDGS office. Shipping charges WILL apply. All orders must be prepaid. (Please have your Visa or MasterCard number handy, if ordering by credit card.) Include publication title, number, quantity desired, and cost, along with a return address and phone number. In addition to credit cards, cash or money orders/checks (payable to the North Dakota Geological Survey) are also accepted.

Mailing Address:
Publications Clerk
North Dakota Geological Survey
600 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept 474
Bismarck, ND 58505-0614
Email the Publications Clerk

Telephone: (701) 328-8000

Click Here to Order Online


Items Copied on Request

Supplied as Diazo print. Please specify rolled or folded.

Fence Diagram

Shows general geologic structure and stratigraphy of North Dakota (48" x 32"). $2.50.

Cross Sections of Post-Pierre Strata in Western North Dakota

These logs show typical Pierre Formation tops in western North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1978. $2.00

Stratigraphic Test Location Map

Scale 1:500,000. $2.50.


Out-of-Print Publications

Photocopies of most out-of-print publications are available for $0.15 per copied page. Maps that are no longer in print can be photocopied at the following rates:

11" x 17" - $0.50
24" x 36" - $1.00
30" x 42" - $1.50

NDGS publications are also available in many university, public, and state libraries, and at other state geological surveys.


NDGS Newsletter

The NDGS Newsletter, published semi-annually, is designed to reach a general audience and includes current Survey projects, oil and gas industry updates, educational opportunities, and feature articles about interesting geologic phenomena of North Dakota. Correspondence, subscription requests, and address changes should be addressed to: Editor, NDGS Newsletter, 600 E. Boulevard Ave. - Dept 474, Bismarck, ND 58505-0614 or Email the Publications Clerk.


Topographic / Federal Maps

The NDGS stocks all USGS topographic maps for North Dakota, and also stocks selected state maps from the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Army Corps of Engineers.

When ordering maps by mail, fax, or phone, please be sure to indicate the map name and scale you want. If you are not sure, map indexes can be sent free of charge upon request. Refunds CAN NOT be given for returned maps. A 10% discount is allowed on individual orders of ten or more maps (not including shipping). To order, Contact the Publications Clerk or phone 701-328-8000.

Shipping Rates:
1 to 5 Maps - $2.75
6 to 30 Maps - $4.00
31 or More Maps - $6.00


GIS / Digital Data

The NDGS stocks some available digital map data (computer-readable) covering North Dakota that has been produced by the USGS, as well as some produced by other federal agencies. The NDGS can provide this data in several formats and media types. Pricing is dependent on quantity, format, and media type. For more information contact the NDGS GIS Technician at (701) 328-8000, Email GIS technician or access ND GIS (North Dakota Geographic Information Systems) information online, the North Dakota Geological Survey's clearinghouse for digital information.


Earth Science Information Center

Since 1987, the NDGS has been an affiliate office of the Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) network Coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey, this nationwide ESIC network provides information about geologic, hydrologic, topographic, and land-use maps, books, and reports; aerial, satellite, and radar images and related products; digital earth science and map data and related software; and geodetic data. As an ESIC office, the NDGS assists the public in locating earth science information about North Dakota as well as other states. The NDGS also operates a sales outlet for federally produced topographic and digital map data and serves as a clearinghouse for digital spatial data. For information contact Fred Anderson, ESIC Coordinator. Email Fred Anderson or phone: (701) 328-8000.