Geological Bulletins (Early Reports1869-1909)

Ordering Information:

The Survey’s nine early publications, from 1899 to 1909, are out of print, but most are available in digital (pdf ) form. Hardcopies
can be viewed in the Special Collections at Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus.

Geological Reconnaissance of La 1869Supplementary and Final Report of a Geological Reconnaissance of the State of Louisiana

by E.W. Hilgard, 1869, 44 pp.
Contains an overview of mineralresources and general topographic, agricultural, and botanical features in specific
regional areas.

 

 

Price: $10.00


La Second Annual Geologic ReportThe Second Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Louisiana to the General Assembly

by F.V. Hopkins, 1871, 34 pp.

Discusses the first appearance of a preliminary map showing formations.

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


La Geology 1899A Preliminary Report on the Geology of Louisiana

by G.D. Harris and A.C. Veatch, 1899, 417 pp.

Contains three sections: historical review, general geology, and special papers.

 

 

 

 

Price: $20.00


Geology of La 1902A Report on the Geology of Louisiana, Containing Special Papers by Different Authors

by G.D. Harris, A.C. Veatch, and J.A. Pacheco, 1902, 323 pp.

Contains eight divisions that cover geography, geology, cartography, oil, and hydrology.

 

 

 

 

Price: $20.00


La Underground Water 1905Bulletin 1 - A Report on the Underground Waters of Louisiana

by G. D. Harris, A. C. Veatch, and others, 1905, 178 pp.

Discusses topography and stratigraphy, and subdivides sections of south Louisiana based on underground
water conditions. Also includes well statistics.

 

 

 

Price: $15.00


 

La Terrestrial Magnetism 1905Bulletin 2 - A Report on Terrestrial Magnetism and Meridian Line Work in Louisiana

by G. D. Harris et al. ,1905, 59 pp.

Includes isomagnetic charts, terrestrial magnetic measurements, and results of magnetic observations in
Louisiana.

 

Price: $10.00


Establishment of a Tide Guage Network in La 1905Bulletin 3 - A Report on the Establishment of Tide Gage Work in Louisiana

by G. D. Harris, 1905, 33 pp .
Explains purposes and reasons for tide gage work and the establishment of bench marks using Weeks Island,
Louisiana as an example.

 

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Geology and Underground Water in La 1905Bulletin 4 - Geology and Underground Water Resources of Northern Louisiana

by A. C. Veatch, 1905, 289 pp.
Discusses geology and underground water conditions in northern Louisiana, methods and costs of well making, and
outlines underground water prospects by parish.

 

 

 

Price: $20.00


Geology of the Winnfield Sheet 1907Bulletin 5 - Notes on the Geology of the Winnfield Sheet

by G. D. Harris, 1907, 36 pp.
Discusses topography, geology, and economic geological prospects in the region.

 

 

 

 

Price: $10.00

 


Cartography of SW La 1907Bulletin 6 - Cartography of Southwestern Louisiana with Special Reference to the Jennings Sheet

by G. D. Harris , 1907, 24 pp.
Discusses cooperative survey work with the US Geological Survey in this era, and the mapping of surface
features in the Delcambre, New Iberia and Jennings quadrangle sheets.

 

 

 

Price: $10.00


Rock Salt in La 1907Bulletin 7 - Rock Salt: Its Origin, Geological Occurrences and Economic Importance in the State of Louisiana

by G. D. Harris, 1907, 317 pp.
Discusses the structure, locations, and prospects of salt domes and mines in Louisiana, as well as those all over the
United States and the world.

 

 

 

Price: $20.00


Bulletin 8 - Oil and Gas in Northwestern Louisiana with Special Reference to Caddo Field

by G. D. Harris, I. Perrine, and W. E. Hopper, 1909, 60+ pp.
Discusses stratigraphy of northwestern Louisiana, limits of known producing areas, geologic horizons of oil and gas, oil
and gas production of Caddo Field. Includes analysis of Caddo oil and gas, and logs of representative wells.
Not available from LGS.  (see LSU Hill Memorial Library)

 


Geological Bulletins (1910-Present)

The Louisiana Geological Survey’s Geological Bulletins are comprehensive reports on geologic or related studies. They generally cover a broad subject area and/or a geographic location.

Cenozoic deposition central LaCenozoic Cyclic Deposition in the Subsurface of Central Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 42

by L.H. Dixon, 1965, map pack, 124 pp.

Presents results of a regional study, made primarily by electric logs, supporting the concept that major cycles of deposition represent natural divisions of the Cenozoic on the northwestern margin of the gulf basin.

 

 


Price: $20.00


 

LGS GB 12Contributions to the Pleistocene History of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 12

by H. N. Fisk and others, . 1938 . 137 pp.

Includes reports on physiography and geology of Pleistocene exposures in the western Florida Parishes; Pleistocene fresh water mollusks from Louisiana and Mississippi; mollusks from the loess at Tunica; flora of Pleistocene deposits; and Pleistocene mosses from Louisiana.


Price: $20.00


photoCretaceous Ostracoda of Prothro and Rayburns Salt Domes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 32

by E. A. Butler and D. E. Jones . 1957 . 65 pp.

Describes and illustrates 22 genera, 2 of which are new, and 40 species, 8 of which are new.

 
Price: $20.00


Foraminifera, Jackson Eocene La 1932Foraminifera of the Jackson Eocene at Danville Landing on the Ouachita, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 2

by H. V. Howe and W. E. Wallace, . 1932 . 118 pp.

Describes and illustrates 125 species and varieties; proposes 2 new genera. Out of print (photocopy available).

 



Price: $20.00


photoGenesis and Paleonotology of the Mississippi River Mudlumps

Geological Bulletin No. 35

by J. P. Morgan and H. V. Andersen . 1961 . 324 pp. plus map pack.

Contains two studies: one on the origin, nature and distribution of the mudlumps and the other on the foraminifera of mudlumps.


Price: $30.00


photoGeology and Ground-Water Resources of Southwestern Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 30

by P. H. Jones, A. N. Turcan, Jr. and H. E. Skibitzke . 1954 . 285 pp. plus map pack.

Discusses groundwater resources of Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes. Also the late Tertiary and Quaternary geology of the area.


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Acadia and Jefferson Davis Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 36

by W. R. Paine . 1962 . 277 pp. plus map pack . 

Deals primarily with subsurface Tertiary geology, with special emphasis on the Frio and Anahuac formations with a discussion of growth faulting, regional faulting and sedimentation. Discusses producing fields and lists wildcat wells.


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Avoyelles and Rapides Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 18

by H. N. Fisk . 1940 . 240 pp. .

Discusses ancient and present channels of the Mississippi and Red rivers; Pleistocene physiographic history; and stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Miocene formations. Includes stratigraphy, structure, and productions of the Cheneyville and Eola fields and detailed structure maps for these fields. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).

Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Beauregard and Allen Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 27

by W. C. Holland, L. W. Hough and G. E. Murray . 1952 . 224 pp. plus map pack . 

Discusses subsurface stratigraphy, structure and petroleum geology of the area. Includes two multicolored geologic maps (scale 1:62,500).


Price: $30.00


Geology of Bossier Parish (unpublished).

Geological Bulletin No. 37

Printed map of parish is available through Parish Geologic Maps. (See Maps and Atlases, Geologic Maps section.)


photoGeology of Caldwell and Winn Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 15

by J. Huner, Jr. . 1939 . 356 pp.

Discusses geography and physiography of the alluvial valleys of the Ouachita River and Saline Bayou, the upland terraces, and hill country; surface outcrops and stratigraphy; salt domes, petroleum geology, and other economic resources. Includes two multicolored geologic maps (scale 1:62,500).


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Catahoula and Concordia Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 9

by W. D. Chawner . 1936 . 232 pp.

Discusses geography and physiography of the alluvial valley of the Mississippi River, the upland terraces, and hill country; surface outcrops and stratigraphy; and economic and petroleum geology. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500), list of maps, and annotated bibliography.


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of De Soto and Red River Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 25

by G. E. Murray . 1948 . 312 pp. plus map pack . 

Discusses physiography, stratigraphy and petroleum geology of the area. Includes two multicolored geologic maps (scale 1:62,500).

 


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 31

by G. G. Varvaro . 1957 . 295 pp. plus map pack. 

Discusses physiography, surface and subsurface geology, and petroleum geology of the parishes and surrounding area. Lists all wells drilled in the two parishes. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).


Price: $30.00


photoGeology of Grant and La Salle Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 10

by H. N. Fisk . 1938 . 246 pp.

Discusses physiography, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology; distribution, correlation, and age of Pleistocene terrace deposits. Briefly outlines archeology, early settlement, and development of the parishes. Includes two multicolored geologic maps (scale 1:62,500) and annotated bibliography.


Price: $30.00


LGS Geological Bulletin No 1Geology of Iberia Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 1

by H. V. Howe and C. K. Moresi . 1931 . 187 pp.

Includes discussions of physiography, with special reference to Pleistocene terraces and to drainage; stratigraphy; origin of the salt domes and caprock; and mineral resources. Includes annotated bibliography. Out of print (photocopy available).

 


Price: $25.00


LGS Geological Bulletin No 3Geology of Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 3

by H. V. Howe and C. K. Moresi . 1933 . 238 pp.

Discusses Pleistocene terraces, Mississippi River meanders, and drainage; also, stratigraphy, salt domes, and prospective domes. Included annotated bibliography. Out of print (photocopy available).

 



Price: $25.00

 


LGS Geological Bulletin No 44Geology of Natchitoches Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 44

by H.V. Andersen, 1992, 227 pp.

Discusses physiography, surface and subsurface geology, and structure of the parish. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).



Price: $40.00

 


photoGeology of Ouachita Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 28

by K. K. Wang . 1952 . 126 pp. plus map pack . 

Discusses physiography and surface and subsurface geology of the parish and surrounding area. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).


Price: $25.00


photoGeology of Sabine Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 34

by H. V. Andersen . 1960 . 164 pp. plus map pack .

Discusses stratigraphy and structure of the parish. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).


 

Price: $30.00


LGS Geological Bulletin No 22Geology of Vernon Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 22

by R. N. Welch . 1942 . 90 pp.

Discusses geology and physiography of the area. Contains subsurface contour maps, cross sections, and well data. Out of print (photocopy available).

 


Price: $30.00

 


photoGeology of Webster Parish

Geological Bulletin No. 29

by J. L. Martin et al. . 1954 . 252 pp. plus map pack .

Discusses physiography, stratigraphy and petroleum geology. Includes multicolored geologic map (scale 1:62,500).


Price: $25.00

 


 

LGS Geological Bulletin No 24Ground-Water Conditions in The Monroe Area, Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 24

by P. H. Jones and C. N. Holmes . 1947 . 47 pp.

Describes geology of formations that occur at less than 1,000 feet in the area, with emphasis on the Sparta sand; also discusses hydrology, ground-water quality and water supplies. Out of print (photocopy available).

 



Price: $20.00

 


photoGround-Water Resources of Grant and La Salle Parish Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 20

by J. C. Maher . 1941 . 95 pp.  

Discusses water-bearing properties of geologic formations, chemical character of the water, and available water supply. Also, contains records and logs of water wells and chemical analyses of water-well samples.


Price: $20.00


photoGround-Water Resources of Rapides Parish Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 17

by J. C. Maher . 1940 . 100 pp.

Discusses geologic formations and their water-bearing properties; also, the springs, water wells, and water supplies of Alexandria and other municipalities. Contains tables showing water levels, pressures, and water quality.


Price: $20.00


photoIron Ore of Central North Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 41

by C. O. Durham, Jr. . 1964 . 127 pp. plus map pack

Presents detailed mapping of 12 local iron ore districts, with a discussion of the extent, quality and reserves of brown and green ores.


Price: $25.00


photoLouisiana Cook Mountain Eocene Foraminifera

Geological Bulletin No. 14

by H. V. Howe . 1939 . 122 pp. . Describes and illustrates 170 species and varieties of Claiborne foraminifera from 169 Louisiana samples, 167 of which are from Cook Mountain Formation and 2 thought to be from the Sparta Formation.


 

Price: $20.00


LGS Geological Bulletin 05Louisiana Jackson Eocene Ostracoda

Geological Bulletin No. 5

by H. V. Howe and J. Chambers . 1935 . 65 pp.

Describes and illustrates 43 species and varieties from 17 localities; proposes 1 new genus.

 

 


Price: $20.00


photoLouisiana Sabine Eocene Ostracoda

Geological Bulletin No. 4

by H. V. Howe and J. B. Garrett Jr., . 1934 . 64 pp. .Describes and illustrates 31 species, 25 of which are new, from 4 Sabine (Wilcox) localities. Out of print (photocopy available)


 

Price: $20.00


Louisiana Tertiary Bryozoa

Geological Bulletin No. 21

by J. H. McGuirt . 1941 . 177 pp.

Describes 55 species. Contains illustrated partial glossary and checklist of species.


Price: $20.00


photoLouisiana VIcksburg Oligocene Ostracoda

Geological Bulletin No. 7

by H. V. Howe and J. Law . 1936 . 96 pp.

Describes and illustrates 75 species from 30 localities; proposes 3 new genera.


 

Price: $20.00


Lower Eocene Faunal Units of LaLower Eocene Faunal Units of Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 23

by J. O. Barry and R. J. LeBlanc . 1942 . 208 pp.

Deals primarily with stratigraphic and geographic distribution of molluscan fauna of the Sabine (Wilcox) and Midway groups of Louisiana.

 



Price: $20.00


photoLower Mississippi River Delta: Reports on the Geology of Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 8

by R. J. Russell and others . 1936 . 454 pp.

Includes reports on physiography of lower Mississippi River delta and salt domes, annotated bibliography, list of maps, petrology of two Mississippi River subdeltas, pebbles of the Chandeleur Islands, recent mollusks, Indian mounds, and vegetation of marshes and mounds.

Price: $30.00


photoOrigin of the Cap Rock of Louisiana Salt Domes

Geological Bulletin No. 11

by R. E. Taylor . 1938 . 191 pp.

Discusses origin and general geology of the salt and cap rock of Louisiana salt domes; chemical composition of salt; minerals in salt and cap rock; and the origin and occurrence of sulphur. Includes map of Louisiana salt domes.


Price: $20.00


Ostracoda and Correlation of the Upper and Middle Frio from Louisiana to Florida, with a Discussion of the Gulf Coast Miocene- Oligocene Boundary

Geological Bulletin No. 39

by E.A. Butler, 1963, 100 pp.

Describes and illustrates 35 species used for correlation in this petroleum-rich interval.


Price: $20.00


Part I, Computer-Aided Subsurface Structural Analysis of the Miocene Formations of the Bayou Carlin–Lake Sand Area, South Louisiana, and

Part II, Production Mechanisms of the Geopressured Gas Reservoirs of Lake Sand Field, South Louisiana,

Geological Bulletin No. 43

by M.B. Kumar, 1977, 264 pp.

Part I: Compares computer-generated subsurface maps to conventional maps; both are used to infer the structural evolution of the area.

Part II: Discusses pressure behavior in deep-gas reservoirs having known vs. unknown gas-water contacts. 


Price: $15.00


Cameron and Vermillion Parishes Geology 1935Reports on the Geology of Cameron and Vermilion Parishes

Geological Bulletin No. 6

by H. V. Howe and others, . 1935 . 242 pp.

Discusses Pleistocene Mississippi River deltas, cheniers, Gulf Coast subsidence, and isostatic data of Mississippi sedimentation; also, salt domes and microfossils of the Potamides matsoni zone. Includes list of maps and annotated bibliography. Out of print (photocopy available).

 


Price: $25.00


Iberville and Ascension Parish Geology 1938Reports on the Geology of Iberville and Ascension

Geological Bulletin No. 13

by H. V. Howe and others . 1938 . 223 pp.

Includes reports on the geography and physiography of the central portion of the existing delta of the Mississippi River and adjacent

 



Price: $25.00


photoReports on the Surface Water Supply of Louisiana to September 30, 1938

Geological Bulletin No. 16

by R. E. Marsh . 1939 . 198 pp.

Presents stream-flow data collected by the Louisiana Geological Survey; describes 30 new gaging stations established in Louisiana during 1938-39 by the Department of Conservation and the U.S. Geological Survey.



Price: $20.00


Cotton Valley Stratigraphy and Ostracoda 1993Stratigraphy and Ostracoda of the Cotton Valley Group, Northern Gulf Coastal Region

Geological Bulletin No. 45

by F.M. Swain and E.G. Anderson, 1993, 150 pp.

Presents a comprehensive regional study of a major formal group in Mesozoic strata of northern coastal areas. Proposes several new stratigraphic names. Describes 40 genera and 87 species from the Cotton Valley and overlying Coahuila. Three supplements are available as Open-file Series nos. 93–01, 93–02, and 93–03. Note: The stratigraphy section of this report constitutes Volume 2 of E.G. Anderson’s Folio Series No. 3, 1979. See Open-file Series No. 93-03 for an addenda. 
Price: $50.00


photoThe Harang Fauna of Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 26

by D. E. Pope and D. Jeter Smith . 1948 . 80 pp.

Contains two papers, “Occurrence of Harang Fauna of the Eastern Louisiana Coastal Parishes” and “Miocene Foraminifera of the Harang Sediments of Southern Louisiana."



Price: $20.00


photoThe Palynologic Age of Diapiric and Bedded Salt in the Gulf Coastal Province

Geological Bulletin No. 38

by U. V. Jux . 1961 . 46 pp.

Determines the age of the salt through the use of fossil pollen spores, algae and fungi.

 



Price: $15.00


photoThe Sand and Gravel Deposits of Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 19

by T. P. Woodward and A. J. Gueno, Jr. . 1941 . 429 pp.

Discusses the location, size and development of various sand and gravel pits as well as mechanical and chemical analyses of samples collected. Also contains short report “Subsurface Pleistocene of Louisiana” by J. W. Frink.


Price: $30.00


photoThe Subsurface Jurassic Bodcaw Sand in Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 33

by B. J. Sloane, Jr. . 1958 . 33 pp.

Discusses structure and stratigraphy of the Bodcaw sand. Includes several cross sections.

 


Price: $20.00


photoType Saline Bayou Ostracoda of Louisiana

Geological Bulletin No. 40

by R. Crombie Howe . 1963 . 62 pp. . Presents the 29 species found in the samples taken at the type locality of the Saline Bayou member, Cook Mountain formation (Winn Parish). Describes 2 new genera and 6 new species.

 



Price: $15.00