Guidebook 43: 1967–2016—Celebrating 50 Years of Geoscience in the Mid-Continent: Guidebook for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America–North-Central Section
Zakaria Lasemi and Scott Elrick, editors, 2016, 140 pp.
This guidebook highlights some of the field trips planned for the special 50th Annual Meeting of the North Central Section of the Geological Society of America. Field trip 1 (Caron and Curry) highlights three-dimensional geologic mapping in Will County, part of ISGS efforts in northeastern Illinois to map deposits at both the land surface and in the subsurface to gain a better understanding of complexities left behind by repeated glaciations and associated flooding events. Field trip 2 (Denny et al.) focuses on the relationship between the mineralization and the igneous activity in the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District. Field trip 3 (Grimley et al.) highlights some of the recent research and geologic mapping in the Upper Sangamon River Basin of east-central Illinois and provides an overview of the local and regional Quaternary history. Field trip 4 (Rovey et al.) discusses the Grover Gravel in St. Louis County, Missouri, and adjacent Illinois. And field trip 9 (Huysken et al.) highlights the development of a series of field-based projects that make use of state parks and natural areas in the Starved Rock area near LaSalle, Illinois, including excellent exposures in Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail. Collectively, these field guides explore a broad spectrum of the geologic features of Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri, which range in age from mid-Paleozoic to Quaternary, including fluorspar deposits.
Guidebook 42 Guide to the Geology, Hydrogeology, History, Archaeology, and Biotic Ecology of the Driftless Area of Northwestern Illinois, Jo Daviess County
Samuel V. Panno, Philip G. Millhouse, Randy W. Nyboer, Daryl Watson, Walton R. Kelly, Lisa M. Anderson, Curtis C. Abert, and Donald E. Luman
2016. 78 pp.
This field trip takes place in the Driftless Area of northwestern Illinois, where the geology and natural resources are intertwined with human history and habitation. This guidebook presents the geology, hydrogeology, history, archaeology, and biotic ecology of Jo Daviess County and describes how these entities combine to produce a unique place in the United States. The pages are filled with informative maps and figures, recent photographs, and historic photographs from the mid- to late 1800s and early 1900s showing early street scenes and mining activities. It is an excellent primer on the region and can be used as a basic reference for local gray and green infrastructure planning and other land-use management decisions. Residents of Jo Daviess and surrounding areas interested in their heritage, teachers and students studying their place in history and the surrounding environment, and visitors who wish to have a better understanding of the area, the local culture, and its historic significance would benefit by owning this guidebook.
Guidebook 41 Ridges, Mounds, and Valleys: Glacial–Interglacial History of the Kaskaskia Basin, Southwestern Illinois: 55th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene 2011 Field Conference
David A. Grimley and Andrew C. Phillips, editors, with contributions by 14 others 2015. 128 pp.
This guidebook provides a summary of the Quaternary (glacial–interglacial) history, landforms, and deposits in the Kaskaskia River drainage basin of southwestern Illinois. The Kaskaskia Basin area contains some of the best preserved and most intriguing landforms of the penultimate (Illinois Episode) glaciation in the U.S. Midcontinent. The guidebook was originally developed for the two-day 55th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference in May 2011. Included is an overview of the Quaternary geology of the region as well as detailed geologic reports for each of 10 field trip stops, from the Vandalia area (Fayette County, Illinois) to the Mascoutah area (St. Clair County, Illinois). Topics include the origin of the ridged-drift topography of south-central Illinois, a possible Kaskaskia sublobe or ice stream, the history of glacial Lake Kaskaskia, fossil and paleoenvironmental records, chronology, archeology, and sodium-affected soils. Includes 15 tables and 48 figures.
Guidebook 40: Deglacial History and Paleoenvironments of Northeastern Illinois
54th Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference May 16–18, 2008, DeKalb, Illinois
Brandon Curry, editor, with contributions by 22 others, 2015. 179 pp.
The geology of the collar counties of Chicago is revealed in an extended description of the glacial deposits and bedrock, and exemplified through discussion of nine field trip stops. Field trip stop topics range from a discussion of the geology, fossils, and one-time education outreach program at the Mastodon Gallery at Phillips Park in Aurora; fantastically folded and faulted deposits of glacial fluvial deposits; the sedimentology and fossils of proglacial and postglacial deltaic deposits; the sedimentology and behavior of subglacial diamicton; the catena of an ancient preglacial soil complex; evidence and age of a deglacial flood known as the Kankakee Torrent; sediment architecture of periglacial ice-walled lake deposits that archive delicate fossils of tundra plants; and descriptions of decidedly older plant fossils, including possibly the oldest conifer fossil in North America, in sinkhole deposits of Pennsylvanian age.
Guidebook 39: Illinois Sinkhole Plain: Classic Karst
Terrain of the Midwestern United States
Geological Field Trip Guidebook for the 12th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the
Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst, January
10-14, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
By Samuel V. Panno, Keith C. Hackley, Walton R. Kelly, and Donald E. Luman
2011. 45 pp. CD-ROM
ISGS Guidebook 39
This trip travels into the heart of Illinois’ sinkhole plain along the western flank of the Illinois Basin. In this area in southwestern Illinois, the loess-and till-covered Mississippian-age limestone bedrock has given rise to a landscape of more than 10,000 cover-collapse sinkholes, active branchwork caves, and large picturesque springs. The trip discusses the karst geology and hydrogeology of the sinkhole plain and ongoing research involving
• isotopic chemistry and an rRNA gene to find the
identify and sources of nitrate and bacteria in
• the use of stalagmites in nearby caves to study the
periodicity of large earthquakes,
• the significance of saline springs in the Illinois
• and mapping efforts to identify and catalogue karst
features in Illinois.
Of special interest are the 37 full-color images of the
plain, springs, and caves in the area and the seven pairs
of aerial photographs comparing topographic features shown
in 1940 with those of the same areas in 2005. Trip stops
feature Falling Springs in Dupo, Sparrow Creek Cave Spring
in Carondelet, Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve and
Columbia Saline Spring in Columbia, Camp Vandeventer and
Fountain Creek Stone Bridge in Waterloo, and Rock City in
By Bruce A. Brown, Thomas C. Hunt, David M. Johnson, and
Daniel D. Reid.
2009. 32 pp. CD-ROM
ISGS Guidebook 38.
This guidebook provides a brief introduction to the geology, mining history, cultural history, and related environmental and reclamation issues of the historic lead-zinc mining region of southwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district, which includes parts of adjacent Iowa and Illinois. The area is of significant historical interest and is of current interest because of ongoing environmental issues, including reclamation and water quality.
By Michael J. Chrzastowski.
2009. 32 pp. CD-ROM
ISGS Guidebook 37.
This guidebook is designed to accompany a day-long driving
tour near and within the Chicago area. The book presents
an overview of the Chicago River's geological framework
and describes five select locations that are important to
the river's geologic history.
By Michael J. Chrzastowski.
2008. 42 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 36.
This guidebook was timed to immediately precede the 2009
Chicago centennial celebration of the 1909 publication of
Plan of Chicago, the vision for the Chicago lakefront
outlined by Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett. The
guidebook juxtaposes images from the Plan with historic
and modern maps and images of the Chicago lakefront so the
reader can see the remarkable impact of the Burnham’s
vision on Chicago’s unique, diverse, and entirely man-made
W. John Nelson, Richard W. Harrison, and David Hoffman
1999. 34 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 30.
Geological Field Trip 5: April 24-25, 1999 : North-Central
Section, Geological Society of America : 33rd Annual
Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23, 1999.
By E. Don McKay III, Richard C. Berg, Ardith K. Hansel,
Timothy J. Kemmis, and Andrew J. Stumpf.
2008. 98 pp. CD-ROM.
ISGS Guidebook 35.
This ISGS guidebook discusses the complex sedimentary
record of the ancient Mississippi River valley. Results of
recent geologic mapping of the Middle Illinois River
valley and the buried ancient courses of the Mississippi
River in north-central Illinois provided new information
about the succession of deposits that fill the valley as
well as details of the region’s rich Quaternary record.
The field trip examines surface exposures and data from
cores that reveal the succession of glacial, proglacial
(fluvial, lacustrine, and loessal), and interglacial
deposits and paleosols along the ancient Mississippi River
P.H. Heckel, P.L. Brenckle, H.R. Lane, E.C. Rankey, B.J. Witzke, B.J. Bunker, J.M. Masters, and Z. Lasemi.
2005. 118 pp. CD-ROM.
ISGS Guidebook 34.
This ISGS guidebook is a revised and updated version of
the guidebook prepared in 2001 for field trip participants
by the International Union of Geological Sciences
Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy. The guidebook
makes available to the public important lithostratigraphic
and biostratigraphic information on the classic type
Mississippian exposures in the Mississippi River valley.
The guidebook includes a self-guided tour of the
Mississippi River valley in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa
and features maps, photographs, and illustrations of
Mississippian subsystem stratigraphy and biostratigraphy.
David Malone, editor.
2001. 116 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 33.
Rodney D. Norby and Zakaria Lasemi, editors and field
conference chairmen, F. Brett Denny, Joseph A. Devera,
David A. Grimley, Zakaria Lasemi, Donald G. Mikulic,
Rodney D. Norby, and C. Pius Weibel, Joanne Kleussendorf.
ISGS Guidebook 32.
63rd Annual Tri-State Geological Field
Conference, October 6-8, 2000.
Zakaria Lasemi, Rodney D. Norby, Joseph A. Devera, Bruce
W. Fouke, Hannes E. Leetaru and F. Brett Denny.
1999. 60 p.
ISGS Guidebook 31.
Geological Field Trip 6: April 24-25, 1999: North-Central
Section, Geological Society of America: 33rd
Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23,
Authors: Donald G. Mikulic, Joanne Kluessendorf
1999. 42 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 29.
"Geological Field Trip 4: April 24-25, 1999 : North-Central Section, Geological Society of America : 33rd Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23, 1999."
Authors: B. Brandon Curry, David A. Grimley, with contributions by ... Ardith K. Hansel ... et al
1999. 40 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 28.
"Geological Field Trip 3: April 24-25, 1999 : North-Central Section, Geological Society of America : 33rd Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23, 1999."
Authors: Samuel V. Panno and C. Pius Weibel, Carol M. Wicks, James E. Vandike
1999. 38 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 27.
"Geological Field Trip 2: April 24-25, 1999 : North-Central Section, Geological Society of America : 33rd Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23, 1999."
Author(s): Ardith K. Hansel,. Richard C. Berg, and Andrew C. Phillips, Vincent G. Gutowski, with contributions by Francois Hardy ... et al.
1999. 31 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 26.
"Geological Field Trip 1: April 24-25, 1999 : North-Central Section, Geological Society of America : 33rd Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, April 22-23, 1999."
Zakaria Lasemi, Janis D. Treworgy, Rodney D. Norby, John P. Grube, and Bryan G. Huff ; contributors: Garland R. Dever, Jr., Terry Teitloff, Richard D. Harvey
1994. 65 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 25.
"Geologic field trip, April 19, 1994."
Author(s): W. John Nelson, Donald K. Lumm
1992. 30 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 25.
"Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 26-29, 1992"
Author(s): Russell W. Graham, Bonnie W. Styles, Jeffrey J. Saunders, Michael D. Wiant, E. Donald McKay, Thomas R. Styles, Edwin R. Hajic
Year: 1989 113 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 23.
"Nineteenth annual meeting, American Quaternary Association, May 31-June 6, 1986, Champaign, IL." "Reprinted 1989"
Author(s): Ardith K. Hansel and W. Hilton Johnson ; with contributions by Peter Clark ... et al
1991. 30 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 22.
"Ninth Biennial meeting, American Quaternary Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 31-June 6, 1986."
Author(s): Leaders: E. Donald McKay and Alan D. Harn ; contributors: Leon R. Follmer, Francis F. King, James E. King, Alan V. Morgan, Anne Morgan
Year: 1990. 48 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 21.
"American Quaternary Association, Ninth Biennial Meeting, May 31-June 6, 1986, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois."
Author(s): Leaders, Leon R. Follmer, Dennis P. McKenna, James E. King ; contributors, John M. Masters, E. Donald McKay, Richard C. Berg, Ardith K. Hansel ... et al.
Year: 1990. 86 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 20.
"American Quaternary Association, ninth biennial meeting, May 31-June 6, 1986, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois." "Reprinted 1990."
Author(s): Richard C. Berg ... et al., contributors
Year: 1985. 177 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 19.
"Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, 32nd Field Conference, 1985." Revision of the stratigraphy and nomenclature of glacial deposits in central northern Illinois / John P. Kempton, Richard C. Berg, and Leon R. Follmer "
Author(s): Richard L. Leary and C. Brian Trask
Year: 1985. 42 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 18.
"Nineteenth annual meeting, North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois, April 25-27, 1985."
Author(s): Donald G. Mikulic, Michael L. Sargent, Rodney D. Norby, and Dennis R. Kolata
Year: 1985. 58 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 17.
"Nineteenth annual meeting, North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois, April 25-27, 1985, sponsored by the Illinois State Geological Survey."
Author(s): W. Hilton Johnson, Ardith K. Hansel, Betty J. Socha, Leon R. Follmer, and John M. Masters
Year: 1985. 91 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 16.
Author(s): Leaders : Janis D. Treworgy, E. Donald McKay, Jerry T. Wickham
Year: 1979. 90 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 14.
"Conference held at Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, Ill., Sponsored by the Illinois State Geological Survey"
Author(s): Leaders : Leon R. Follmer, E. Donald McKay, Jerry A. Lineback, David L. Gross ; contributions by : Jerry A. Lineback, Leon R. Follmer, H. B. Willman, E. Donald McKay, James E. King, Frances B. King, Norton G. Miller
Year: 1979. 139 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 13.
"Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, 26th Field Conference, May 4-6, 1979."
Author(s): Charles Collinson, Jerry A. Lineback, Paul B. duMontelle, Dorothy C. Brown
Year: 1974. 55 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 12.
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Great Lakes Section. Annual field conference, 1974.
Author(s): Charles Collinson, Matthew J. Avcin, Rodney D. Norby, Glen K. Merrill
Year: 1972 37 pp.
ISGS Guidebook 10.
"Prepared for annual meeting, Pander Society, in cooperation with North-Central Section, The Geological Society of America, DeKalb, Illinois, May 11-14, 1972."
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