New Wyoming guide explores culture through a geology lens


Map courtesy of Wyoming State Geological Survey

The Origin of Landscape–Wyoming's Cultural Geology Guide, a new map of Wyoming produced by the Wyoming State Geological Survey.

From the Oregon Trail to Paleo-Indian red ochre mines, Wyoming has many sites where culture and geology merge and stories unfold. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has released a new "intelligent travel" program, which includes a free driving map, videos, and interactive website.

The Origin of Landscape: A Guide to Wyoming's Cultural Geology allows users to see and virtually explore the nexus between geological phenomena, landscape, and cultural beginnings.

"Geology forms the basis for the cultural use of our natural resources," says Wayne Sutherland, WSGS gemstones and minerals ge...

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