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Geology of Illinois

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D. R. Kolata and C. K. Nimz, editors
2010. 530 + xiv pp.

ISBN: 978-0-615-41739-4

Geology of Illinois has been compiled from more than a century of earth science investigations in Illinois. For the first time, this information has been summarized and made accessible in one volume to help both geologists and non-geologists better understand how the state’s mostly unseen geology affects, and is affected by, life on the surface. More than 200 color photographs, maps, and drawings illustrate the text.

Topics include
      • the history of geological investigations in Illinois;
      • the impact of the state’s tectonic and structural history;
      • the properties and classification of its rocks and sediments;
      • the rich heritage of its land, water, and mineral resources;
      • the threats from its geological hazards; and
      • the application of geological information to societal issues.

       Companion map: Bedrock Geology Map


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Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Platteville Formation in the Upper Midwest USA: An Overview

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D. R. Kolata
Bulletin 108, 2021. 328 pages

ISBN: 978-0-578-91175-5

Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Platteville Formation in the Upper Midwest USA: An Overview This 328-page hardback volume printed by the Illinois State Geological Survey includes over 1200 full-color, high-resolution photographs of fossil specimens collected from the Upper Ordovician Platteville Formation in the Upper Midwest USA. The described and illustrated fossil assemblage includes exceptionally well-preserved sponges, corals, bryozoans, brachiopods, polyplacophorans, gastropods, bivalves, rostroconchs, cephalopods, trilobites, ostracodes, echinoderms, graptolites, cornulitids, hyolithids, macroalgae, and a wide variety of trace fossils. This overview is directed to students, collectors, and professional paleontologists. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction to the morphological terms used to describe the various fossil groups, followed by systematic descriptions, remarks, and occurrence information. This overview can serve as a starting place and a source of inspiration for future paleontological research on the fossils of the Platteville Formation, offer insights regarding past climate and the environments in which life thrived, and ultimately shed light on the history of life on our planet.


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richardsons Richardson's Guide to the Fossil Fauna of Mazon Creek
$35.00

ISBN 0-925065-21-8


Charles w. Shabica and Andrew A. Hay, editors
1997. 308 pp.

Limited quantities of this comprehensive reference are available while they last. The volume is out of print. The guide is a valuable asset for both professional paleontologists and amateur collectors because the well-preserved fossils from the Mazon Creek area of northeastern Illinois provide the most complete known record of late Paleozoic life. The volume is a systematic account of the area’s diverse animal fossils, especially marine and freshwater fauna. Discussed are the area’s coal mining fossil collecting, the geologic and environmental setting, and fossil distribution. Individual chapters provide detailed information about the fossil groups represented at Mazon Creek.


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