Walter Hasenmueller
Geological Research at the IGS

New 1:100,000-scale mapping of the Indiana heartland

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed May 1, 2001 Nov 30, 2003 Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard,
Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton
Director: Walter Hasenmueller
Other Researchers: Walter A. Hasenmueller and Christina James
Funding: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - STATEMAP Program
Issue: Central Indiana (Indiana heartland) is experiencing an extremely high rate of growth. Planners need accurate bedrock geologic maps to assess local mineral resource deposits that can be used to sustain growth at the lowest possible cost and to identify bedrock aquifers that the increased population is likely to use as a source of ground water.
Objective: We will create and publish 1:100,000-scale maps of the project area depicting the bedrock topography and bedrock geology. Developing digital interpretations of the bedrock surface and the distribution of bedrock units anticipate the demand for computer-generated assessments of resource distribution, quantity, and quality. A relational database will be made available to allow government and industry planners and citizens to rapidly locate geologic data.
Approach: Geologic data from diverse sources were integrated into a relational database for the project area, along with geologic interpretations of those data. Previously tested computer-mapping techniques were used to construct digital interpretations of the bedrock surface and surfaces bounding geologic units in the project area. The bedrock geologic map was constructed by computing and plotting appropriate intersections between the computer-modeled geologic boundary surfaces.
Products: The project database containing the compilation of existing geologic data and new data from water-well logging and field work used to develop interpretations of bedrock geology were made available to the public, a 1:100,000-scale computer-generated bedrock surface, thickness of unconsolidated deposits, and bedrock geologic maps.
Benefits: Accurate geologic maps provide the best possible background for understanding site-specific and regional problems in central Indiana, and can be used for planning exploration and regulatory strategies.
Publications:

Bedrock geologic map of the Indianapolis 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Bedrock geologic map of the Indianapolis 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-07.

Bedrock geologic map of the Lafayette 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Bedrock geologic map of the Lafayette 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-08.

Bedrock geologic map of the west half of the Muncie 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Bedrock geologic map of the west half of the Muncie 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-09.

Bedrock geologic map of the west half of the New Castle 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Bedrock geologic map of the west half of the New Castle 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-10.

Bedrock geologic map of the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., 2000, Bedrock geologic map of the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 00-17.

Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the Indianapolis 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the Indianapolis 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-03.

Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the Lafayette 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the Lafayette 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-04.

Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the west half of the Muncie 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the west half of the Muncie 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-05.

Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the west half of the New Castle 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the west half of the New Castle 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-06.

Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., 2000, Map showing elevation of the bedrock surface in the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 00-15.

Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the Indianapolis 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the Indianapolis 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-11.

Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the Lafayette 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the Lafayette 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-12.

Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the west half of the Muncie 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the west half of the Muncie 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-13.

Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the west half of the New Castle 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., James, C.L., 2003, Map showing thickness of the unconsolidated deposits in the west half of the New Castle 30 x 60 minute quadrangle, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 03-14.

Map showing thickness of unconsolidated deposits in the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana
Hasenmueller, W.A., 2000, Map showing thickness of unconsolidated deposits in the western quarter of the Muncie and eastern quarter of the Lafayette 1:100,000 quadrangles, central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Open-File Study 00-16.

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