Geology of Illinois

Preface

Acknowledgments

Perspectives on Illinois Geology

William W. Shilts

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Tectonics and Structural Geology of Illinois

    Dennis R. Kolata

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Tectonic History 
Dennis R. Kolata and W. John Nelson


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Structural Features 
W. John Nelson


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Neotectonics
W. John Nelson and John H. McBride



Geological History and the Stratigraphphic Record of Illinois

Dennis R. Kolata

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The Precambrian Crust 
John H. McBride, Dennis R. Kolata, Michael L. Sargent, and Thomas G. Hildenbrand


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Silurian System and Lower Devonian Series (Tippecanoe II Subsequence) 
Donald G. Mikulic, Joanne Kluessendorf, and Rodney D. Norby


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Middle Devonian Series through Mississippian System (Kaskaskia Sequence) 
Joseph A. Devera, W. John Nelson, and Rodney D. Norby


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Quaternary Period 
Ardith K. Hansel and E. Donald McKay III


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Quaternary Paleoclimate 
B. Brandon Curry, Hong Wang, Samuel V. Panno, and Keith C. Hackley



Mineral Resources of Illinois

Subhash B. Bhagwat

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Coal
W. John Nelson, Russell J. Jacobson, Scott D. Elrick, Gary B. Dreher, and William R. Roy


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Oil and Gas Geology 
Bryan G. Huff and Beverly Seyler


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Industrial Minerals 
Zakaria Lasemi, Donald G. Mikulic, Randall E. Hughes, Timothy J. Kemmis, Subhash B. Bhagwat, and Karan S. Keith



Groundwater Resources of Illinois

Beverly L. Herzog

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Aquifers 
David R. Larson and Beverly L. Herzog


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Geological Influences on Groundwater Quality 
Samuel V. Panno and Keith C. Hackley


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Wetlands Geology
James J. Miner and Michael V. Miller



Geological Applications: Land Use and Environmental Hazards in Illinois

Beverly L. Herzog

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Soils 
Michael L. Barnhardt


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Geological Factors in Siting and Design of Facilities and Infrastructure 
Robert A. Bauer, Wen-June Su, and Nelson Kawamura


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Geological Perspectives on Flooding 
Michael J. Chrzastowski and Richard C. Berg


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The Illinois Coast of Lake Michigan 
Michael J. Chrzastowski


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Natural Radiation
Richard A. Cahill


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Earthquakes
Timothy H. Larson and Robert A. Bauer


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Karst Terrane
Samuel V. Panno and C. Pius Weibel


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Pollution of Groundwater and Surface Water 
Samuel V. Panno, Richard C. Berg, and Walton R. Kelly


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Surface Mine Reclamation 
Timothy J. Kemmis, Robert A. Bauer, and Zakaria Lasemi



Epilogue


Appendix I: Explanation of Lithologic Symbols


Appendix IIII: Illinois Counties and Selected Cities


List of Contributors


Index