The rolling hills and valleys of Vermont are often associated with farming and maple syrup but minerals have also been an important resource for Vermonters. The aim of this web site is to inform the public about the benefits and costs of the mineral legacy in Vermont.
The site was developed at the University of Vermont using aerial photography as an observational tool to show the imprint of minerals on the landscape. Aerial photography is a valuable tool in environmental planning, particularly when studying mining projects. All the aerial photographs presented here were taken specifically for this project by
Dr. Saleem Ali during an aerial tour with Dr. Ian Worley (director of the Environmental Program at UVM and also a skilled survey pilot).
Funding for this project was provided by the Merck Family Enrichment Fund at UVM.
Vermont State geologist Larry Becker provided valuable assistance in research for this project; the content was researched and the site designed by Stephen Searl (UVM, Masters in Natural Resources, Class of 2006).