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NC GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
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  • Geologic Hazards Map Series 1 Released - A package of three maps (Sheets 1,2,3) depicting landslide hazards for Macon County, North Carolina. These maps show where landslides have occurred, where they might start and where they might go once they start. Price is $28.00 for the set of three sheets, plus NC state sales tax and shipping. The sheet numbers and titles are:
  • Sheet 1: Slope Movements and Slope Movement Deposits Map of Macon County, North Carolina. By Richard M. Wooten, Rebecca S. Latham, Anne C. Witt, Stephen J. Fuemmeler, Kenneth A. Gillon Thomas J. Douglas, and Jennifer B. Bauer, 2006.
    Sheet 2: Stability Index Map of Macon County, North Carolina, for Shallow translational slope movement susceptibility during a 5-inch (125 mm) Recharge event. By Richard M. Wooten, Rebecca S. Latham, Anne C. Witt, Stephen J. Fuemmeler, Kenneth A. Gillon, Thomas J. Douglas, and Jennifer B. Bauer, 2006
    Sheet 3: Downslope Hazard Map of Macon County, North Carolina, for shallow translational slope movements. By Richard M. Wooten, Rebecca S. Latham, Anne C. Witt, Stephen J. Fuemmeler, Kenneth A. Gillon, Thomas J. Douglas, and Jennifer B. Bauer, 2006.
    For ordering information, please e-mail: Mike Medina
  • "When the Ground Moves!  A Citizen's Guide to Geologic Hazards in North Carolina, North carolina Geological Survey Information Circular 32 (IC32)" -- This colorful 23-page guide is an overview of several types of geologic hazards that occur in North Carolina. Pictures and diagrams illustrate the damage that can be caused by geologic hazards and the clues geologists look for when investigating these events. Perfect for non-geologists and teachers. This guide is correlated to the North Carolina Science Standard Course of Study. Price $5.00 (plus NC state sales tax and shipping).

  • Scanned geologic maps of North Carolina [Opens in a new browser window]

  • National Geologic Map Database [Opens in a new browser window]

  • New Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) of North Carolina: 1999-2005, 
    by Jeffrey C. Reid and Michael A. Medina, 2005, (DVD) Price $7.55 (plus NC state sales tax and shipping)
  • Historic house building stone study -- with many illustrations This brief study was to help determine the type and possible origin of foundation stones at the James Coffield House, Edenton, North Carolina. The foundation stones are limestones and it was concluded that the stone possibly came from the Bahamas by trading ships circa 1700's.