Indiana University Bloomington

Economic Geology

Economic Geology encompasses several areas within the geosciences. Here at IU, researchers from the Department of Geological Sciences and the Indiana Geological Survey are involved in a variety of projects that deal with the genesis of natural resources. Primary research projects are in the areas of metallic mineral resources, fossil fuels, and non-metallic industrial minerals. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of Economic Geology, virtually all of the researchers here at IU also have links in geochemistry, geobiology, petrology, or geophysics and tectonics.