Tim Larson brought his extensive experience locating groundwater in Illinois to connect four African villages to fresh water. A paper documenting this project will appear in a special edition of the journal GEOPHYSICS.
Petroleum Experts has renewed through December 2022 a grant of a set of software packages to the Illinois State Geological Survey and Department of Geology to use in research and education. This software enhances the ISGS capabilities in subsurface interpretation. [...]
A short video produced for the Geological Society of America meeting in October 2021 highlights some of the work ISGS is doing in the areas of sustainable energy and carbon management, understanding Lake Michigan coastal issues, and mapping. [...]
The Illinois State Geological Survey has published Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Platteville Formation in the Upper Midwest USA: An Overview, authored by Dennis R. Kolata. [...]
For most of the 20th century, the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District (IKFD) was the primary source of fluorspar for the United States. The strategic importance of flurospar was heightened during World War II because of its use in steel manufacturing. [...]
Petroleum Experts renews software grant
Petroleum Experts has renewed through December 2022 a grant of a set of software packages to the Illinois State Geological Survey and Department of Geology to use in research and education. [...]
ISGS in the News
Rock formations could store CO2 for ‘eons’
“It provides a way of additionally removing carbon dioxide from the carbon cycle, which is really what we need to do to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” says Steve Whittaker.
Age of Mississippi River reassessed
Thanks to zircon fragments found in sandstone found in Southern Illinois, researchers have shown that the Mississippi River began flowing about 70 million years ago.
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