Publishing and Archiving
Geology data is published primarily from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology website, though there is an historic dataset available for download from the Montana Data List. Geologic data is used for natural resource development, land use planning, and hazard mitigation. Stakeholders include mineral and petroleum development companies, engineering and geotechnical firms, land use planners, university staff (professors and students), prospectors, and rock hounds.
The Bureau offers statewide datasets and web map services as well as many special focus area data releases. The Bureau maintains an archive of previously released data. At this time, use statistics for download data and web services at the Bureau is not fully tracked.