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The Mississippi Geological Society was established on November 28, 1939 by 38 of the 57 petroleum geologists then utilized in Jackson, Mississippi. The state had quite recently developed as a huge oil and gas region taking after the disclosure of expansive (200+ MMBO) oil holds in Tinsley Field prior in the year. The Society was sorted out with the expressed motivation behind "the incitement of enthusiasm for geography and related sciences..., the support of exploratory examination among members..., and the exchange and spread of geographical data" From its commencement, the Society has sought after the achievement of its objectives and expressed reason through the proceeded with sponsorship of field treks, specialized presentations, productions, and contribution in group undertakings.
Consistently, the Society has supported twenty field trips, each with a going with manual. Duplicates of a few of the more famous field trip manuals are accessible by means of the Society's Publications division. A portion of the later field trips have been embraced in conjunction with a class covering the subject of the trek.
In April 1941, the Society got to be subsidiary with the American Association Of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). After ten years (1951), the Society joined the Gulf Coast Association Of Geological Societies (GCAGS). MGS facilitated the AAPG sectional traditions in 1946 and 1949, and GCAGS/GCS-SEPM traditions in 1955, 1960, 1968, 1975, 1983, and 1992.
Association in examination and specialized undertakings has dependably been a sign of the Society. In 1945, MGS was instrumental in the oversight and get together of information for the new and reexamined Geological Map of Mississippi. Essentially, the Society likewise settled the MGS Library in 1945 so as to help geologists and understudies in the quest for their examination. The Student Award Program was established by the Society in 1947 to perceive exceptional geologic papers started by understudies majoring in geologic controls at the state's schools and colleges.Read More»