Books & Reports

Peer-reviewed research series, State and National Park Guides, and other publications by the Bureau of Economic Geology, Texas Memorial Museum, or other UT authors.

Books & Reports 


  • Reports of Investigations

    Comprehensive, peer-reviewed reports of Bureau research on energy and the environment in Texas, the U.S., and internationally, from 1946 to the present.

  • Guidebooks

    Guidebooks that cover the many geological highlights of Texas: from fossils and minerals, State and National Parks, to field trip guides.

  • Udden Series

    Books that highlight science, public policy, programs of national significance, or leaders in scientific and policy discourse. The series is named in honor of Johan A. Udden, eminent scientist and director of the Bureau of Economic Geology from 1915 through 1932.

  • Geological Circulars

    Peer-reviewed geoscience research summaries, targeted on particular Bureau project areas in Texas and other locations, 1965–2003.

  • Down To Earth

    The perfect companion to your next State or National Park trip, the Down to Earth series includes approachable, non-technical geology guides to McKinney Falls, Big Bend NP, Big Bend Ranch, Mustang Island, and Pedernales Falls parks.

  • Atlases of Major Oil...

    In 1983, the Bureau published the "Atlas of Major Texas Oil Reservoirs" a precedent-setting synthesis of key geological and engineering data designed to enlarge our understanding of existing reservoirs, and aid in additional recovery. Since then, the series has expanded to include gas and areas beyond Texas.

  • Texas Memorial Museum...

    The Texas Memorial Museum, beyond the public exhibits, has conducted research in anthropology, archeology, paleobotany, paleontology, and other disciplines over the years. In 2006, the Bureau became the distributor for many of these publications.

  • Environmental Geologic...

    The product of more than 25 man-years of research, these atlases include maps and analysis of geology, physical properties and land use suitability, land use, physical processes, mineral and energy resources, land & submerged land topographic & bathymetric configuration, water systems, and climate of this vital area. 

  • Mineral Resource...

    Overviews of mineral resources and industries in Texas, 1930-1996

  • Other Reports

    Assorted publications on a variety of topics

  • Seminars and Workshops

    Materials presented at Bureau Seminars and Workshops

  • Handbooks

    A series of five handbooks published by the Bureau between 1918-1984, covering sulfur, fluorspar, coal, and carbonate rocks in Texas

  • Submerged Lands of Texas

    Detailed inventory of Texas's coastal wetlands, bay-estuary-lagoons, and inner continental shelf systems.

  • Symposia

    Theme-specific anthologies of research presented at events, 1970-1992.

  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports of research, events, and people at the Bureau of Economic Geology

  • Open File Reports

    Open File Reports produced by the Bureau of Economic Geology