Roadside Geology of Indiana

Roadside Geology of Indiana


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Hundreds of millions of years ago, warm, coral-rich seas deposited mud on the ocean floor, and in time it became limestone--the cornerstone of Indiana geology. From the fossil-studded rocks and twisting caverns of the southern hills to the coal seams of the Wabash Valley and the shifting sands of the glacial plains, Roadside Geology of Indiana provides a window to a vibrant and dynamic past. With this book as your guide, tour Indiana's timeworn topography and discover fossilized reefs, mastodon skeletons, geodes, buried bedrock valleys, and the site of a meteorite impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878423965
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Series: Roadside Geology Series
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 1,181,399
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark J. Camp, a native of Toledo, Ohio, began his teaching career at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1974. He joined the faculty at the University of Toledo in 1976 and teaches courses in introductory geology, paleontology, the geology of national parks, and Ohio geology. He received his MS in geology from the University of Toledo and his PhD in geology from the Ohio State University. His recent research-focused on the history of Midwest geological studies, the use of building stones in historical buildings, quarry and mine development, and the architecture of railroad depots-reflects his long-standing interest in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century history. He is the author of Roadside Geology of Indiana, Railroad Depots of Northwest Ohio, and Railroad Depots of West Central Ohio.

Table of Contents

Indiana Rocks and Landscapes1
The Storybook of Long Time1
Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations1
Indiana's Geologic Map5
Arches and Sedimentary Basins5
Pleistocene Ice Age7
Glacial Erosion and Deposition8
Sand and Gravel10
Windborne Sediments11
The Ancient Ohio River12
Ohio River Floods12
Southeastern Indiana: Brachiopods and Bryozoans17
The Ordovician World17
A Lost Interval19
The Silurian World20
The Devonian World21
Cincinnati Arch24
Pleistocene Ice Age24
Mineral Industries25
Geographic Regions26
Ohio River29
Interstate 65 and U.S. 31: Indianapolis--Kentucky Line31
Interstate 70 and U.S. 40: Ohio Line--Indianapolis41
Interstate 74: Ohio Line--Indianapolis45
U.S. 50: Ohio Line--Seymour51
U.S. 52: Ohio Line--Indianapolis57
U.S. 421: Indianapolis--Madison62
Indiana 56 and Indiana 156: Lawrenceburg--Scottsburg66
South-Central Indiana: Building Stones and Crinoids73
The Mississippian World73
Pennsylvanian Raccoon Creek Group78
Pleistocene Time in South-Central Indiana79
Mt. Carmel Fault79
Caves and Sinkholes80
Building Stone Capital84
Geographic Regions88
Interstate 64 and Indiana 64: Kentucky Line--Indiana 14591
U.S. 50: Seymour--Shoals106
U.S. 150: New Albany--Shoals115
Indiana 37: Indianapolis--Tell City120
Indiana 46: Columbus--Spencer140
Southwestern Indiana: Clay and Coal151
The Pennsylvanian World151
Till and Windblown Silt155
Ohio and Wabash Rivers155
Mining and Reclamation158
Clay Industry159
Petroleum Industry160
Geographic Regions162
Interstate 64 and Indiana 64: Indiana 145--Illinois Line163
Interstate 70 and U.S. 40: Indianapolis--Illinois Line169
Interstate 74 and U.S. 136: Indianapolis--Illinois Line176
U.S. 41: Attica--Evansville181
U.S. 50 and U.S. 150: Shoals--Illinois Line194
U.S. 231: Lafayette--Kentucky Line197
Northern Indiana: Glacial Plains over Bedrock Hills209
The Late Ordovician and Silurian World209
Silurian Reefs in Indiana210
The Devonian and Mississippian World213
The Pennsylvanian World214
To the Present215
Kentland Structure215
Wabash, Marion-Mahomet, and Teays Valleys218
Trenton Gas and Oil Field221
Marl and Peat224
Geographic Regions226
Interstate 65: Gary--Indianapolis229
Interstate 69: Michigan Line--Indianapolis234
Interstate 80/90 Indiana Toll Road: Ohio Line--Illinois Line242
U.S. 6: Ohio Line--Illinois Line245
U.S. 24: Ohio Line--Illinois Line250
U.S. 27: Fort Wayne--Ohio Line259
U.S. 31: Michigan Line--Indianapolis267
U.S. 41: Whiting--Attica272
U.S. 52: Indianapolis--Illinois Line279
U.S. 421: Michigan City--Indianapolis283
Indiana 26: Ohio Line--Illinois Line289
Additional Reading299

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