Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) : Publication Guide - compiled by Dennis Trombatore, revised 12/2009, 4/2011

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) is the Texas state geological survey. This guide is designed to help you find Bureau of Economic Geology <http://www.beg.utexas.edu/> publications in the Walter Geology Library stacks, Reference, and Tobin Map Collection. The library holds many, but not all, BEG publications in print. To purchase Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) Publications, go to Bureau Publications Sales<http://www.beg.utexas.edu/mainweb/pubs01.htm>.

The following table of BEG Series lists the Geology Library call numbers for most of the publications. Some series are too numerous to list all of the call numbers. For more information, please consult the library catalog <http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/> or the brief series explanations given below.

BEG Series Call Number  
Annual Reports (AR) QE 167 T416  
Atlas of Major Oil and Gas Reservoirs (AT) -f- G 1282 G8B8 B87 1997 v.1-2
-f- TN 872 T4 A8 1983
-f- TN 872 T4 A8 1989
-f- TN 872 A5 A842 1992
-f- TN 881 A1 A94 1993
 
Bibliography (BS) QE 167 M378
QE 167 M691 1972
QE 167 M692
Discontinued
Bouguer Gravity Atlas of Texas (BA) G 4031 C95 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps  
Cross Sections (CS) -q- QE 168 E23 W66 1981
-q- QE 168 W43 B4
-q- QE 501.3 M67 1985
-q- QE 601 D6 1981
-q- QE 601 H33 1981
-q- QE 673 B769 1987
-q- QE 674 M29 1988
-q- QE 674 P74 1981
-q- QE 686 S64 2000
-q- QE 694 M677 1985
 
Digital Data (SW, COMP, DQ) call numbers vary- see Library Catalog  
Down to Earth (DE) G 4032 B532 2002 H467
QE 167 D69 1997
QE 168 B5 B27 2000
QE 168 M87 R36 2002
QE 168 P437 W47 2003
 
Educational Materials (EM) QE 571 G355
QE 651 F57
TN 872 A333
 
Energy and Mineral Resources Map (ER) G 4031 N32 1982 T4  
Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone (EA) G 1372 C6 E55 1976
QE 168 B42 T41
QE 168 B88 E61
QE 168 C7 E6
QE 168 G2 T4
QE 168 K56 T49 1977
QE 168 P67 E6
 
Geologic Atlas of Texas (GA) G 4031 C5 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps  
Geologic Map of Texas G 4031 C5 1992 U5: NE, NW, SE, SW SHEETS Geology Library Maps  
Geologic Quadrangle Map (GQ) G 4031 C5 T4 Geology Library Maps  
Geological and Hydrological Folios, Wilcox Group, East Texas (GF) QE 691 A97 1985
TN 834 U5 F64 1991
-q- TN 834 U6 K357 1990
 
Geological Circular (GC) TN 24 T4 T38 Discontinued
Guidebook (GB) QE 167 T4245  
Handbook (HB) QE 28 U3
QE 389.61 B2
TN 805 T4 E825
TN 890 E37
TN 948 F6
 
Highway Geology Map (BX) G 4031 C5 1973 R4 Geology Library Maps  
Historical Map (HMAP) G 4031 C5 1916 U3 Geology Library Maps
G 4032 W42 C5 1904 H5 Geology Library Maps
 
Index Series (IS) G 3701 C5 SVAR TEXAS 1963 Geology Library Maps
TN 872 T4 M6
TN 872 T4 M6 SUPPL. 1963-73
Discontinued
Mimeograph Circular TN 24 T4 U658 NO.1-40  
Mineral Resource Circular (MC) QE 167 M45  
Mineral Resource Pamphlet (MR) order thru BEG Discontinued
Mineral Resource Survey Circular (MS) TN 24 T3 T383 Discontinued
Miscellaneous Maps (MM) call numbers vary- see Library Catalog  
Open-File Reports order thru BEG  
Report of Investigations (RI) QE 167 T42  
Research Notes (RN) TN 260 T423 Discontinued
River Basins Regional Study (RB) G 4031 C315 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps  
Special or Other Publication (SR) G 4031 G4 1977 K5 Maps
GB 459.4 M3236
GC 383.5 M35
HC 107 T4 H68
HD 9502 U52 N3
HT 167.5 T4 W647
-f- QE 33 B7
QE 770 S746
TN 24 T4 F474
TN 291 G721
TN 834 U5 K347
TN 872 T4 T423 1992
 
State Map (SM) G 4031 C5 1992 U5: NE, NW, SE, SW SHEETS
Maps
G 4031 C554 1990 T4 NE, NW, SE, SW SHEETS Maps
 
STATEMAP Project Geologic Map (OFM) G 4031 C5 S24 T4 [STUDY AREA] Geology Library Maps  
Submerged Lands of Texas (SL) GC 383.5 S92  
Symposia (SP) GB 1025 T4 G424 1990
HD 9506 U66 E4
QE 168 P47 G463 1990
QH 541 L48 1967
TD 427 P4 S95 1965
TN 260 F6785 1968
 
UT Bulletin (BL) QE 167 U558 Discontinued
UT Publication (PB) QE 167 U558 Discontinued
Well Record Circular (WR) order thru BEG Discontinued

Annual Reports (AR)

QE 167 T416 Geology Library
A summary of research completed and contracts awarded.


Atlas of Major Oil and Gas Reservoirs (AT)

Atlas of Northern Gulf of Mexico Gas and Oil Reservoirs, 2 volumes
-f- G 1282 G8B8 B87 1997 v.1-2 Geology Library
With accompanying CDROMs.

Atlas of Major Central and Eastern Gulf Coast Gas Reservoirs
-f- TN 872 A5 A842 1992 Geology Library Reference Map Shelf
With accompanying plates.

Atlas of Major Texas Oil Reservoirs
-f- TN 872 T4 A8 1983 Geology Library Reference Map Shelf
Includes a number of map plates.

Atlas of Major Texas Gas Reservoirs
-f- TN 872 T4 A8 1989 Geology Library Reference Map Shelf
Covers the natural gas segment of hydrocarbon reservoirs in Texas.

Atlas of Major Midcontinent Gas Reservoirs
-f- TN 881 A1 A94 1993 Geology Library
With accompanying plates.


Bibliography Series (BS)

Bibliography and Index of Texas Geology, 1975-1980, 1981-1985
QE 167 M378 Geology Library Reference

Bibliography and index of Texas geology, 1961-1974
QE 167 M692 Geology Library Reference

Bibliography and index of Texas geology, 1951-1960
QE 167 M691 1972 Geology Library Reference

This series begins with part of UT Bulletin 3232 (publications prior to 1932) and UT Publication 5910 (publications from 1933-1950). Under its more recent title, volumes have been published covering the years 1951-60, 1961-74, 1975-80 and 1980-85.


Bouguer Gravity Atlas of Texas (BA)

G 4031 C95 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps- Texas file cabinet drawers
This is a series of gravity maps designed to overlay the Geologic Atlas of Texas sheets, at the same scale of 1:250,000. Ten of the 38 sheets have been completed.


Cross Sections (CS)

Regional Structural Cross Sections and General Stratigraphy, East Texas Basin. 1981
-q- QE 168 E23 W66 1981 Geology Library

Regional Cross Sections -- Central Basin Platform, West Texas. 1985
-q- QE 168 W43 B4 Geology Library

Structural Cross Sections, Plio-Pleistocene Series, Southeastern Texas Continental Shelf. 1989
-q- QE 501.3 M67 1985 Geology Library

Structural Cross Sections, Tertiary Formations, Texas Gulf Coast. 1981
-q- QE 601 D6 1981 Geology Library

Regional Cross Sections of the Texas Panhandle: Precambrian to Mid-Permian. 1981
-q- QE 601 H33 1981 Geology Library

Regional Stratigraphic Cross Sections, Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Strata (Virgilian and Wolfcampian Series) North-Central Texas. 1987
-q- QE 673 B769 1987 Geology Library

Regional Structural Cross Sections, Mid-Permian to Quaternary Strata, Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico: Distribution of Evaporites and Areas of Evaporite Dissolution and Collapse. 1988
-q- QE 674 M29 1988 Geology Library

Middle and Upper Permian Salt-Bearing Strata of the Texas Panhandle, Lithologic and Facies Cross Sections. 1981
-q- QE 674 P74 1981 Geology Library

Regional Stratigraphic Cross Sections, Comanche Cretaceous (Fredericksburg–Washita Division), Edwards and Stockton Plateaus, West Texas: Interpretation of Sedimentary Facies, Depositional Cycles, and Tectonics. 2000
-q- QE 686 S64 2000 Geology Library

Structural Cross Sections, Miocene Series, Texas Continental Shelf. 1985
-q- QE 694 M677 1985 Geology Library


Down to Earth (DE)

Down to earth at Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas : geologic map and trail-side geology. 2002
G 4032 B532 2002 H467

Down to earth at McKinney Falls State Park, Texas. 1997
QE 167 D69 1997

Down to earth at Tuff Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas. 2000
QE 168 B5 B27 2000

Down to earth at Mustang Island, Texas. 2002
QE 168 M87 R36 2002

Down to earth at Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas. 2003
QE 168 P437 W47 2003


Educational Materials (EM)

Depositional and Ground-Water Flow Systems in the Exploration for Uranium. 1979
QE 571 G355 Geology Library

Clastic Depositional Systems -- A Genetic Approach to Facies Analysis, an Annotated Outline and Bibliography. 1972
QE 651 F57 Geology Library

Delta Systems in the Exploration for Oil and Gas. 1969
TN 872 A333 Geology Library


Energy and Mineral Resources Maps (ER)

Mineral resources of Texas. Scale 1:1,000,000.
G 4031 H1 1979 T4 Geology Library Maps

Energy resources of Texas. Scale 1:1,000,000.
G 4031 H5 1976 T4 Geology Library Maps

Geothermal resources of Texas, 1982. Scale 1:1,000,000.
G 4031 N32 1982 T4 Geology Library Maps


Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone (EA)

A seven-volume set covering the Texas Shoreline, published between 1972 and 1980.

Bay City -- Freeport

G 1372 C6 E55 1976

Beaumont -- Port Arthur

QE 168 B42 T41

Brownsville -- Harlingen

QE 168 B88 E61

Corpus Christi

QE 168 C7 E6

Galveston -- Houston

QE 168 G2 T4

Kingsville

QE 168 K56 T49 1977

Port Lavaca

QE 168 P67 E6


Geologic Atlas of Texas (GA)

G 4031 C5 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps- Texas file cabinet drawers
This is a series of geologic maps and texts at 1:250,000, covering Texas in 38 sheets. Materials are folded in envelopes, in U.S. State Survey file cabinets.


Geologic Quadrangle Maps

G 4031 C5 T4 Geology Library Maps- Texas file cabinet drawers
Geologic maps of Texas, scales from 1:24,000 to 1:62,500. 54 sheets issued, some with text. Materials are folded in envelopes, in U.S. State Survey file cabinets.


Geological Circulars (GC)

TN 24 T4 T38 Geology Library
This series includes shorter contributions to the literature, including some reprints of special interest. It began in 1965 and continues today. Numbering (for example, 85-2) reflects year and item number.


Geological and Hydrological Folios, Wilcox Group, East Texas (GF)

Wilcox Group and Carrizo Sand (Paleogene) in East-Central Texas: Depositional systems and deep-basin lignite. 1985
QE 691 A97 1985 Geology Library

Wilcox Group and Carrizo Sand (Paleogene) in the Sabine Uplift Area, Texas: Ground-Water Hydraulics and Hydrochemistry. 1991.
TN 834 U5 F64 1991 Geology Library

Wilcox Group (Paleocene - Eocene) in the Sabine Uplift Area, Texas: Depositional Systems and Deep-Basin Lignite. 1990
-q- TN 834 U6 K357 1990 Geology Library


Guidebooks (GB)

QE 167 T4245 Geology Library
This series began in 1958, includes guidebooks to a variety of geologically interesting sites in Texas.


Handbooks (HB)

Aids to Identification of Geological Formations. 1918
QE 28 U3 Geology Library

Handbook for Logging Carbonate Rocks. 1984
QE 389.61 B2 Geology Library

Bituminous Coal in Texas. 1974
TN 805 T4 E825 Geology Library

Sulfur in Texas. 1971
TN 890 E37 Geology Library

Fluorspar in Texas. 1974
TN 948 F6 Geology Library


Highway Geology Map (BX)

Geological highway map of Texas. Compiled by H. B. Renfro, Dan E. Feray, Philip B. King. Drafted by Van K. Higginbotham, George B. Morton.
G 4031 C5 1973 R4 Geology Library Maps


Historical Map

Geological map of Texas / prepared by J.A. Udden, C.L. Baker, and Emil Böse ; drawn by E.L. Porch, Jr. Scale 1:1,500,000. 1916
G 4031 C5 1916 U3 Geology Library Maps

Geological map of a portion of west Texas : showing parts of Brewster, Presidio, Jeff, Davis, and El Paso counties, and south of the Southern Pacific R. R. / by Benj. F. Hill and J.A. Udden. Scale [ca. 1:316,800]. 1904.
G 4032 W42 C5 1904 H5 Geology Library Maps


Index Series

Index to areal geologic maps in Texas, 1891-1961.
G 3701 C5 SVAR TEXAS 1963 Geology Library Maps

Index to well samples and cores ; (Revised through 1962) / by Philip S. Morey.
TN 872 T4 M6 Geology Library

Addendum to Index to well samples and cores, 1963-1973 / by M. L. Morrow and Elizabeth T. Moore.
TN 872 T4 M6 SUPPL. 1963-73 Geology Library


Mineral Resource Circulars (MC)

QE 167 M45 Geology Library
This series began in 1930, and since MRC77, 1983, has issued only the title Mineral Industry of Texas (year), a reprint from the annual U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook.


Mineral Resource Survey Circulars (MS)

TN 24 T3 T383 Geology Library
These items are based on WPA work, published from 1936-1943, and are all now out of print, available for the cost of copies from the Bureau.


Miscellaneous Maps (MM) series

The MM series maps, charts, and sections are mainly older materials, or pull-outs from older publications.


Open File Reports

Generally contract reports, these materials are usually not available at the Geology Library. They are available from the Bureau of Economic Geology for the cost of reproduction.

Prior to the creation of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology in 1909, research and publication on the geology of Texas were accomplished through the Texas Geological Survey and the University of Texas Mineral Survey. To find the publications of these entities, please ask for assistance from the Geology Librarian.


Reports of Investigations (RI)

QE 167 T42 Geology Library
This is the major contemporary publication series of the Bureau of Economic Geology. It began in 1946 and continues today.


Research Notes (RN)

TN 260 T423 Geology Library
This series, begun in 1975, has not been published since 1978.


River Basins Regional Study (RB)

The Guadalupe, Lavaca, San Antonio, Nueces river basins regional study / The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, in cooperation with Texas Department of Water Resources.
G 4031 C315 S250 T4 Geology Library Maps
SAN ANTONIO EAST- LLANO EAST  
SEGUIN WEST- AUSTIN WEST


Special or Other Publication (SR)

Land Resources of Texas. 1977
G 4031 G4 1977 K5 Tobin Map Collection, Geology Library (Texas map case drawers) & PCL Map Collection

Historical Changes and Related Coastal Processes, Gulf and Mainland Shorelines, Matagorda Bay, Texas. 1975
GB 459.4 M3236 Geology Library

Sediment Distribution, Bathymetry, Faults and Salt Diapirs on the Submerged Lands of Texas. 1979
GC 383.5 M35 Geology Library

Land and Water Resouces -- Houston-Galveston Area Council
HC 107 T4 H68 Geology Library

National Energy Policy: a continuing Assessment. 1978
HD 9502 U52 N3 Geology Library

Land Resource Overview of the Capitol Area Planning Council Region, Texas: a nontechnical guide. 1979
HT 167.5 T4 W647 Geology Library

Natural Hazards of the Texas Coastal Zone. 1974
-f- QE 33 B7 Geology Library

Type Invertebrate Fossils of North America. PDF. 1943 <http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/landscapes/publications/txu-oclc-3662524/txu-oclc-3662524.pdf>
Catalog of North American Early Tertiary Fossils of the Gulf and Atlantic Coastal Plains, pts I-IV.
Prepared by Henryk Bronislaw Stenzel.
QE 770 S746 Geology Library

History of the Bureau of Economic Geology, 1909-1960. 1981
TN 24 T4 F474 Geology Library

Inventory and Environmental Effects of Surface Mining in Texas: preliminary report. 1973
TN 291 G721 Geology Library

Geology and Groundwater Hydrology of Deep-Basin Lignite in the Wilcox Group of East Texas. 1986
TN 834 U5 K347 Geology Library

Technology Transfer Needs and Requirements for Texas Independent Oil and gas Producers. 1992
TN 872 T4 T423 1992 Geology Library


State Maps (SM)

Geologic Map of Texas
G 4031 C5 1992 U5: NE, NW, SE, SW SHEETS Geology Library Maps- Texas map case drawers
A map at 1:500,000 on 4 sheets, published in 1992.

Tectonic Map of Texas. 1990
G 4031 C554 1990 T4: NE, NW, SE, SW SHEETS Geology Library Maps- Texas map case drawers
This large, 4-sheet map at a scale of 1:750,000 includes a text, The Tectonic Framework of Texas, by T.E. Ewing. Maps are flat in map cabinets, text is with other explanatory texts in file cabinets in the Tobin Collection.


STATEMAP Project Geologic Maps or Open-File Maps (OFM)

G 4031 C5 S24 T4 [STUDY AREA] Geology Library Maps
These maps are divided into 14 study areas of Texas. The Walter Geology Library attempts to have a complete set for the state of Texas at the call number above.

The STATEMAP project is a part of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, under the United States Geological Survey (USGS). See STATEMAP -- State Geologic Survey Mapping Component <http://ncgmp.usgs.gov/ncgmpabout/statemap/> for details. The maps for Texas are available for purchase at the Bureau of Economic Geology STATEMAP Project Geologic Maps (OFM)<http://www.beg.utexas.edu/mainweb/publications/pubs-openfile.htm#statemap> .


Symposia (SP)

Geologic Framework and Regional Hydrology: Upper Cenozoic Blackwater Draw and Ogallala Formations, Great Plains. 1990
GB 1025 T4 G424 1990 Geology Library

Towards a National Policy on Energy Resources and Mineral Plant Foods. 1972
HD 9506 U66 E4 Geology Library

Geologic and Engineering Approaches in Evaluation of San Andres/Grayburg Hydrocarbon Reservoirs - Permian Basin. 1990
QE 168 P47 G463 1990 Geology Library

Limitations of the Earth: a compelling focus for geology. 1967
QH 541 L48 1967 Geology Library

Oil and Water: related resource problems of the Southwest. 1965
TD 427 P4 S95 1965 Geology Library

Proceedings, Fourth Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals. 1969
TN 260 F6785 1968 Geology Library


Submerged Lands of Texas (SL)

GC 383.5 S92 Geology Library

A seven-volume set begun in 1983. Volumes match the earlier series above, and are all at the same base call number:

Bay City -- Freeport

Beaumont -- Port Arthur

Brownsville -- Harlingen

Corpus Christi

Galveston -- Houston

Kingsville

Port Lavaca


UT Bulletins (BL) and UT Publications (PB)

QE 167 U558 Geology Library

Numbering varies. The earliest of the UT Bulletin series were numbered consecutively, but in 1917 the numbering was changed to signify the year and bulletin number.

The Bureau of Economic Geology Bulletins and Publications series began in 1915 as part of the Bulletin of the University of Texas (also known as University of Texas Bulletin) series. The University of Texas Bulletin was succeeded by University of Texas Publication in 1938 and continued until 1968, when University of Texas Publications ceased. UT Publication 6711 was the last of this series.


Sales

For more information consult the sales catalog of the BEG Bookstore <http://www.beg.utexas.edu/pubs/pubsales.php>.

Publication Sales
UT JJ Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 130
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 471-7144
Mail Address: Bureau of Economic Geology,
The University of Texas at Austin, University Station, Box X, Austin, TX 78713