North Dakota Geological Survey

 

Bulletins

B-1 Possibilities of Oil and Gas in North Dakota, by A. G. Leonard, 1920, 9 p.
B-2 Artesian Water Conditions, by Howard E. Simpson, 1923 (Rev. Ed. 1935), 8p. (Artesian Water Paper No. 1; includes the First Biennial Report of the State Water Geologist.)
B-3 Methods of Reducing the Flow of Artesian Wells, by Howard E. Simpson, 1924 (Rev. Ed. 1932), 4 p. (Artesian Water Paper No. 2.)
*B-4 The Lignite Deposits of North Dakota, by A. G. Leonard, E. J. Babcock, and L. P. Dove, 1925, 240 p., 21 pl.
*B-5 The Conservation of Artesian Water, by Howard E. Simpson, 1926, 23 p. (Artesian Water Paper No. 3; includes the Second Biennial Report of the State Water Geologist.)
*B-6 Method of Water Prospecting, by Howard E. Simpson, 1927, 17 p. (Artesian Water Paper No. 4; includes the Third Biennial Report of the State Water Geologist.)
B-7 The Ground Waters of North Dakota, by Howard E. Simpson, 1932, 26 p. (Artesian Water Paper No. 5; includes the Fourth Biennial Report of the State Water Geologist.)
*B-8 The Artesian Waters of North Dakota, by Howard E. Simpson, 1935, 47 p., 2 pl. (Artesian Water Papers No. 6 and No. 7; includes the Fifth and Sixth Biennial Reports of the State Water Geologist.)
B-9 The Fluoride Content of North Dakota Ground Waters as Related to the Occurrence and Distribution of Mottled Enamel, by G. A. Abbott, 1937 (Repr. 1959), 16p.
B-10 Change in Ground Water Levels in North Dakota, by Howard E. Simpson, 1937, 24 p.
B-11 The Municipal Ground Water Supplies of North Dakota, by G. A. Abbott and F. W. Voedisch, 1938 (Repr. 1959), 100 p., 2 pl.
B-12 Selected Deep Well Records, compiled by Wilson M. Laird, 1941, 31 p.
B-13 The Geology of the Heart Butte Quadrangle, by Ernest E. Tisdale, 1941, 32 p., 1 pl. (1:62,500).
*B-14 The Geology of the Southern Part of Morton County, North Dakota, by Wilson M. Laird and Robert H. Mitchell, 1942 (Repr. 1958), 42 p., 3 pl. (1:125,000).
*B-15 The Manganese Deposits of the Turtle Mountains, North Dakota, by Thomas A. Hendricks and Wilson M. Laird, 1943, (Repr. from Econ. Geology, v. 38, no. 7, p. 591-602).
B-16 The Geology of the Turtle River State Park, by Wilson M. Laird, 1943 (Repr. 1959), (Repr. from North Dakota Historical Quarterly, v. 10, no. 4, p. 245-261).
B-17 The Geology and Ground Water Resources of the Emerado Quadrangle, by Wilson M. Laird, 1944 (Repr. 1959), 35 p., 3 pl. (1:62,500).
B-18 The Stratigraphy and Structure of North Dakota, by Wilson M. Laird, 1944, (Repr. from National Oil Scouts and Landmen's Association Yearbook, v. 14, p. 420-430).
B-19 Heavy Mineral Correlation of the Fox Hills, Hell Creek, and Cannonball Sediments, Morton and Sioux Counties, North Dakota, by Marie Louise Lindberg, 1944, (Repr. from Jour. of Sed. Petrology, v.14, no. 3, p. 131-143).
B-20 A Reconnaissance of Possible Well Irrigation Areas, by W. C. Rasmussen, 1945, 6p. Discusses 15 areas in southeastern North Dakota.
*B-21 Part I - The Keene Dome, Northeast McKenzie County, North Dakota, by Charles Nevin, 1946 (Repr. 1951), 11 p., 1 pl. (1:125,000)
Part II - The Subsurface Stratigraphy of the Nesson Anticline, by Wilson M. Laird, 1946 (Repr. 1951), 14 p.
B-22 The Geology of the Flora Quadrangle, by John R. Branch, 1947, 35 p., 2 pl. (1:62,500).
B-23 Glacial Geology of the Oberon Quadrangle, by Paul R. Tetrick, 1949, 35 p., 2 pl. (1:62,500).
*B-24 The Geology of the Tokio Quadrangle, by David G. Easker, 1949, 35 p., 2 pl. (1:62,500).
*B-25 The Geology of the South Unit Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park near Medora, North Dakota, by Wilson M. Laird, 1950, 18 p., 1 pl. (approx. 1:125,000), (Repr. from North Dakota History, v. 17, no. 4. A general description of the geology of the park; includes roadlog.
*B-26 The Geology of Emmons County, North Dakota, by Stanley P. Fisher, 1952, 47p., 6 pl. (1:125,000). Superseded by B-66.
B-27 Subsurface Geology of South-Central North Dakota, by Donald F. Towse, 1952 (Repr. 1958), 23 p.
*B-28 Contributions to the Geology of North Dakota, 1955, 74 p., (Repr. from the Compass, a publication of Sigma Gamma Epsilon). Eleven papers written by students and staff of the Department of Geology at the University of North Dakota.
*B-29 Subsurface Correlations of the Cretaceous Greenhorn-Lakota Interval in North Dakota, by Dan E. Hansen, 1955, 46 p., 2 pl.
*B-30 Guide for Geologic Field Trip in Northeastern North Dakota, by Wilson M. Laird, 1956, (Repr. from North Dakota History, v. 23, no. 1, p. 27- 44). Includes road log for a trip from Grafton to a point northwest of Walhalla.
*B-31 The Geology of North Dakota, by John L. Hainer, 1956 (Repr. 1961), 52 p., 3 pl. Superseded by ED-21. A popular account of the geology of North Dakota, accompanied by a small-scale geologic map, topographic map, and physiographic diagram of the state.
*B-32 Geology of the North Unit Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, by Wilson M. Laird, 1956, 27 p. (Repr. from North Dakota History, v. 23, no. 2). A general description of the geology of the park; includes roadlog.
B-33 Conservation of Oil and Gas in North Dakota, A Legal History, 1948-1958, by Robert E. Sullivan, 1960, 12 p.
*B-34 Subsurface Geology and Development of Petroleum in North Dakota, by Clarence G. Carlson, Wallace E. Bakken, and Jack Kume, 1960, (Repr. from the Compass, v. 37, no. 2, p. 123-143).
*B-35 Stratigraphy of the Winnipeg and Deadwood Formations in North Dakota, by Clarence G. Carlson, 1960, 149 p., 2 pl.
B-36     *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Kidder County, North Dakota, Geology, by Jon L. Rau, and others, 1962, 70 p., 1 pl.
*Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Kidder County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by P. G. Randich, and others, 1962, 134 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Kidder County, North Dakota, Ground Water and Chemical Quality of Water, by Edward Bradley, L. R. Petri, and D. G. Adolphson, 1963, 38 p.
*B-37 Glacial Geology of Logan and McIntosh Counties, North Dakota, by Lee Clayton, 1963, 96 p., 4 pl. See also Part I of B-73 and B-77.
*B-38 Upper Ordovician and Silurian Rocks of North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson and W. P. Eastwood, 1962, 52 p., 4 pl. Nomenclature, lithology, depositional environments, and isopach maps of the Stony Mountain, Stonewall and Interlake Formations. Includes a field study of the Beaver Lodge-Silurian pool.
B-39 The Bakken and Englewood Formations of North Dakota and Northwestern South Dakota, by Jack Kume, 1963, 87 p., 3 pl.
*B-40 Structural and Stratigraphic Relationships in the Paleozoic Rocks of Eastern North Dakota, by Frederick V. Ballard, 1963, 38 p., 32 pl. This bulletin covers the area east of the 101st meridian. It provides brief lithologic descriptions of each of the Paleozoic formations, isopach maps of each of these formations, and structural and facies interpretations based on the isopach maps.
B-41 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Stutsman County, North Dakota, Geology, by Harold A. Winters, 1963, 84 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Stutsman County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by C. J. Huxel, Jr., and L. R. Petri, 1963, 339 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Stutsman County, North Dakota, Ground Water and its Chemical Quality, by C. J. Huxel, Jr. and L. R. Petri, 1965, 58 p.
B-42 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Burleigh County, North Dakota, Geology, by Jack Kume and Dan E. Hansen, 1965, 111 p., 7 pl.
*Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Burleigh County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by P. G. Randich, 1965, 273 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Burleigh County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by P. G. Randich and J. L. Hatchett, 1966, 92 p.
B-43 Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Barnes County, North Dakota, Geology, by T. E. Kelly and D. A. Block, 1967, 51 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Barnes County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by T. E. Kelly, 1965, 156 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Barnes County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by T. E. Kelly, 1966, 67 p., 1 pl.
B-44 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Eddy and Foster Counties, North Dakota, Geology, by John P. Bluemle, 1965, 66 p., 6 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Eddy and Foster Counties, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by Henry Trapp, Jr., 1966, 243 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Eddy and Foster Counties, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by Henry Trapp, Jr., 1968, 110 p., 6 pl.
B-45 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Divide County, North Dakota, Geology, by Dan E. Hansen, 1967, 100 p., 5 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Divide County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by C. A. Armstrong, 1965, 112 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Divide County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by C. A. Armstrong, 1967, 56 p.
B-46 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Richland County, North Dakota, Geology, by Claud H. Baker, Jr., 1967, 45 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Richland County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by Claud H. Baker, Jr., 1966, 170 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Richland County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by Claud H. Baker, Jr. and Q. F. Paulson, 1967, 45 p., 1 pl.
B-47 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Cass County, North Dakota, Geology, by Robert L. Klausing, 1968, 39 p., 3 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Cass County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by Robert L. Klausing, 1966, 158 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Cass County, North Dakota, Hydrology, by Robert L. Klausing, 1968, 77 p., 2 pl.
B-48 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Williams County, North Dakota, Geology, by Theodore F. Freers, 1970, 55 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Williams County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by C. A. Armstrong, 1967, 132 p.
*Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Williams County, North Dakota, Hydrology, by C. A. Armstrong, 1969, 82 p., 2 pl.
B-49 Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Traill County, North Dakota, Geology, by John P. Bluemle, 1967, 35 p., 2 pl.
*Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Traill County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by H. M. Jensen, 1967, 103 p.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Traill County, Ground Water Resources, by H. M. Jensen and R. L. Klausing, 1971, 40 p., 1 pl.
B-50 Part I - Geology of Renville and Ward Counties, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1989, 62 p., 1 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Renville and Ward Counties, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by Wayne A. Pettyjohn, 1968, 302 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground Water Resources of Renville and Ward Counties, by Wayne A. Pettyjohn and R. D. Hutchinson, 1971, 100 p., 2 pl.
B-51 Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Wells County, North Dakota, Geology, by John P. Bluemle, and others, 1967, 39 p., 3 pl.
Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Wells County, Ground Water Basic Data, by Frank Buturla, Jr., 1968, 118 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Wells County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by Frank Buturla, Jr., 1970, 57 p., 2 pl.
B-52 The Spearfish Formation in the Williston Basin of Western North Dakota, by Wallace G. Dow, 1967, 28 p., 17 pl., $3.00.
B-53 *Part I - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, Geology, by Dan E. Hansen and Jack Kume, 1970, 76 p., 4 pl.
*Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, Ground Water Basic Data, by T. E. Kelly, 1968, 117 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, Ground Water Resources, by T. E. Kelly and Q. F. Paulson, 1970, 58 p., 1 pl.
B-54 Stratigraphy of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota, by Charles I. Frye, 1968, 46 p., 3 pl., 19 pages of appendix. $5.00.
B-55 *Part I - Geology of Burke County, North Dakota, by T. F. Freers, 1973, 32 p., 3 pl.
*Part II - Geology and Ground Water Resources of Burke and Mountrail Counties, Ground Water Basic Data, by C. A. Armstrong, 1969, 282 p., 2 pl.
Part III - Ground Water Resources of Burke and Mountrail Counties, by C. A. Armstrong, 1971, 86 p., 4 pl.
*Part IV - Geology of Mountrail County, North Dakota, by Lee Clayton, 1972, 70 p., 2 pl.
B-56 *Part I - Geology of Mercer and Oliver Counties, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1973, 72 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Ground Water Basic Data, Mercer and Oliver Counties, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1970, 268 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Mercer and Oliver Counties, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1973, 81 p., 2 pl.
B-57*Part I - Geology of Nelson and Walsh Counties, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1973, 70 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data, Nelson and Walsh Counties, North Dakota, by Joe S. Downey, 1971, 459 p., 2 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Nelson and Walsh Counties, North Dakota, by Joe S. Downey, 1973, 67 p., 4 pl.
B-58 Geology of Rolette County, by Dwight E. Deal, 1972, 89 p., 2 pl. $5.00.
B-59 *Part I - Geology of Benson and Pierce Counties, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson and T. F. Freers, 1975, 32 p., 5 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data, Benson and Pierce Counties, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1971, 360 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Benson and Pierce Counties, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1977, 76 p., 3 pl.
*B-60 Part I - Geology of McLean County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1971, 65p., 3 pl.
Part II - Ground Water Basic Data, McLean County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1971,, 468 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of McLean County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1974, 73 p., 3 pl.
*B-61 Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Fox Hills Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of North Dakota, by Rodney M. Feldmann, 1972, 65 p., 1 pl.
B-62 *Part I - Geology of Cavalier and Pembina Counties, North Dakota, by B. Michael Arndt, 1975, 71 p., 11 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data of Cavalier and Pembina Counties, by R. D. Hutchinson, 1973, 606 p., 2 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Cavalier and Pembina Counties, North Dakota, by R. D. Hutchinson, 1977, 68 p., 3 pl.
B-63 Mineral and Water Resources of North Dakota, edited by E. R. Landis, 1973, 252p. $1.00.
B-64 Part I - Geology of Griggs and Steele Counties, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1975, 50 p., 2 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Griggs and Steele Counties, North Dakota, by Joe S. Downey, R. D. Hutchinson, and G. L. Sunderland, 1973, 468 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Griggs and Steele Counties, North Dakota 04-Oct-2007 2 pl.
B-65 Part I - Geology of Adams and Bowman Counties, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1979, 29 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Adams and Bowman Counties, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1974, 294 p., 2 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Adams and Bowman Counties, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1978, 54 p., 4 pl.
B-66 Part I - Geology of Emmons County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1984, 69p., 4 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Emmons County, North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong, 1975, 375 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Emmons County, North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong, 1978, 43 p., 2 pl.
B-67 Part I - Geology of Grant and Sioux Counties, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1982, 32 p., 5 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Grant and Sioux Counties, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1975, 303 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Grant and Sioux Counties, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1979, 49 p., 4 pl.
B-68 Part-I Geology of Dunn County, North Dakota, by Edward C. Murphy, 2001, 36 p., 1 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Dunn County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1976, 501 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Dunn County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1979, 48 p., 1 pl.
B-69 Part I - Geology of Ransom and Sargent Counties, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1979, 84 p., 2 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Ransom and Sargent Counties, North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong, 1979, 637 p., 1 pl.
Part III - 04-Oct-2007 North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong, 1982, 51 p., 2 pl.
B-70 Part I - Geology of Dickey and LaMoure Counties,by John P. Bluemle, 1979, 72 p., 3 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Dickey and LaMoure Counties, North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong and S. P. Luttrell, 1978, 557 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground Water Resources of Dickey and LaMoure Counties, North Dakota, by C. A. Armstrong, 1980, 61 p., 2 pl.
B-71 Part I - Geology of Ramsey County, North Dakota, by Howard C. Hobbs and John P. Bluemle, 1987, 69 p., 4 pl.
Part II - Ground Water Basic Data for Ramsey County, North Dakota, by R. D. Hutchinson, 1977, 344 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground Water Resources of Ramsey County, North Dakota, by R. D. Hutchinson and Robert L. Klausing, 1980, 36 p., 1 pl.
B-72 Part I - Geology of Morton County, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1983, 37 p., 3 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for Morton County, North Dakota, by D. J. Ackerman, 1977, 592 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground Water Resources of Morton County, North Dakota, by D. J. Ackerman, 1980, 51 p., 3 pl.
B-73 *Part I - see Bulletin 37.
Part II - Ground-Water Basic Data for McIntosh County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1979, 458 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of McIntosh County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1981, 37 p., 4 pl.
B-74 Part I - Geology of McHenry County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1982, 49p., 3 pl.
*Part II - Ground Water Data for McHenry County, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1981, 446 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of McHenry County, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich, 1981, 47 p., 3 pl.
B-75 Part I - Geology of Sheridan County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1981, 59p., 3 pl.
*Part II - Ground Water Data for Sheridan County, North Dakota, by M. R. Burkart, 1980, 302 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground Water Resources of Sheridan County, North Dakota, by M. R. Burkart, 1981, 32 p., 3 pl.
B-76 Part I - Geology of Billings, Golden Valley, and Slope Counties, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1983, 40 p., 5 pl.
*Part II - Ground Water Data for Billings, Golden Valley, and Slope Counties, North Dakota, by Lawrence O. Anna, 1980, 241 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground Water Resources of Billings, Golden Valley, and Slope Counties, North Dakota, by Lawrence O. Anna, 1981, 56 p., 1 pl.
B-77 *Part I - see Bulletin 37.
Part II - Ground-Water Data for Logan County North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1982, 299 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Logan County, North Dakota, by Robert L. Klausing, 1983, 42 p., 3 pl.
B-78 Part I - Geology of Bottineau County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1985, 64p., 1 pl. See Bulletin 58 for geology of Rolette County.
Part II - Ground-Water Data for Bottineau and Rolette Counties, North Dakota, by R. L. Kuzniar and P. G. Randich, 1982, 742 p., 2 pl.
Part III - Groundwater Resources of Bottineau and Rolette Counties, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich and R. L. Kuzniar, 1984, 41 p., 6 pl.
B-79 Part I - Geology of Towner County, North Dakota, by John P. Bluemle, 1984, 44p., 1 pl.
Part II - Ground-Water Data for Towner County, North Dakota, by R. L. Kuzniar and P. G. Randich, 1983, 280 p., 1 pl.
Part III - Ground-Water Resources of Towner County, North Dakota, by P. G. Randich and R. L. Kuzniar, 1984, 26 p., 4 pl.
B-80 Part I - Geology of McKenzie County, North Dakota, by C. G. Carlson, 1985, 54p., 5 pl.
*Part II - Ground-Water Data for McKenzie County, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1985, 455 p., 1 pl.
*Part III - Ground-Water Resources of McKenzie County, North Dakota, by M. G. Croft, 1985, 57 p., 2 pl.
*Out of print
NOTE: Most bulletins that are county studies were published in three parts. Part I, Geology, includes a full- color geologic map (1:125,000) and cross sections; Part II, Groundwater Basic Data, includes well logs and locations, and chemical analyses; and Part III, Groundwater Resources, includes a hydrogeologic map (1:125,000) and cross sections. Those that are out-of-print are marked with an asterisk. Some out-of-print items may be available from the State Water Commission, State Office Building, 900 East Boulevard, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505.