Archiving Montana’s Geologic Data

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Since the 19th century, enormous amounts of time and money were invested in the exploration and development of Montana’s natural resources. These investments generated tremendous volumes of geologic, geophysical, and environmental data. Over the years, many of these data have been stored, forgotten, lost, or destroyed. In this lecture, Peggy discusses the steps the Bureau is taking to rescue and make the data available to the public.

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Peggy Delaney is the Mining Archives program leader for the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. She has worked for the Bureau since 2004.