Blue Water Project
Montana's Energy Resources
MASS Spring Conference, April 1, 2008
Perspectives on Montana's Petroleum Industry
Montana is an enormous state; luckily this map, produced by the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University from the official map of 1955, is simplified enough to be presentable on a monitor. And with the larger versions of this map you get Yellowstone National Park thrown in as a bonus, a unique area where an active hot spot is pushing fresh magma through a thick continental plate. Just to its north is the famous Stillwater Complex, a thick body of platinum-bearing plutonic rocks.
Other notable features in Montana are the glaciated country in the north, from Glacier International Park in the west to the windswept plains in the east, and the great Precambrian Belt complex in the Rockies.
This map is a Landsat satellite image of Montana with the County boundaries superimposed.