We accept manuscripts from within and outside the bureau for open-file report status (see submission guidelines). Manuscripts are reviewed before acceptance but do not receive the editorial and graphic support of our other publications. Open-file reports, excluding the Argon Open-file (OF-AR) and the Open-file Geologic Map series (OF-GM), are made available in electronic format only.
Download for Free:
You can obtain all our open-files for free via by either following the hyperlinks from the report list or you can browse the files directly either via HTTP or FTP:
- Via HTTP: (using
the links on the report titles below) with a web browser
(Note: some of these reports contain many related files and are intended to be run from a CD-ROM or a directory on your computer. In those cases, download via FTP is preferrable.)
- Via anonymous FTP ( ftp://geoinfo.nmt.edu/Open-file_Reports/ ) with an FTP client.
If your internet connection is slow, you may want to purchase Open-files (generally on CD ROM) at a nominal cost of $10 each + postage & handling.
These reports are subject to frequent revisions and may be unavailable when being revised.
Please direct comments or requests regarding these reports to either the authors or the Geologic Information Center Manager.