26 March 2011

Archival Gold: Bureau of Land Management Image Library

Posted by Jessica Ball

I’ll be spending all day tomorrow at the Buffalo Geological Society’s annual Gem and Mineral Show, so here’s a photo resource post to fill space until I can get back to talking about earthquakes & volcanoes.

The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for maintaining the public lands which don’t fall under the purview of the Park Service – which is more than 253 million acres spread over the entire country. They also maintain an Image Library with great photos of the holdings, as well as preservation, wildlife and fire management activities. There are a lot of geologic features in these photos, but it takes a bit of digging to find them (unless you know the name of the area you’re searching for). Here are some highlights:

Spatter cone on the Wapi Flow, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho, 2008. Bureau of Land Management


Underground lead mining near Viburnum, Missouri in the Mark Twain National Forest, 2008. Bureau of Land Management


Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico, 2009. Bureau of Land Management


Dust devil in a dry lake bed, Lakeview District, Oregon, 2008. Bureau of Land Management