Highlights

Earth MRI funds critical minerals projects in Illinois
The Illinois State Geological Survey will perform geochemical analyses for regions all over Illinois and adjoining states. [...]
Understanding a Dynamic Shoreline
ISGS scientists work the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to develop a better understanding of shoreline dynamics along the Illinois coast of Lake Michigan. [...]
A Vanishing Coast: Understanding erosion at Illinois Beach State Park
ISGS and the IDNR Coastal Management Program are studying shoreline dynamics, erosion, and habitat loss at Illinois Beach State Park. Learn more about these issues and their ongoing investigation. [...]
Circular 603: User’s Manual for the Portable Thermal Response Test Device
ISGS has published a user manual that outlines a comprehensive workflow for operating the thermal response test device, which is widely applied to determine geothermal properties. [...]
Circulars 601 and 602: Assessing the Cypress Sandstone for Carbon Dioxide-Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Storage
ISGS has published an assessment of the Cypress Sandstone for carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage. [...]

ISGS in the News

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.

Source: KFVS
Yacucci joins NSGIC board of directors
Mark Yacucci, head of the ISGS Geoscience Information Stewardship Section, has been elected to the board of directors of the National States Geographic Information Council.

Source: Geospatial World
High Lake Michigan water levels pose concerns
"We just have to understand that there is a lot of energy in the waves, and with a high lake level walking the same place that you’re used to could pose more danger, even with a smaller wave,” said Steven Brown.

Source: The Daily Northwestern
Greenberg, Whittaker present on CO2 storage
Director of Energy and Minerals Steve Whittaker and Associate Director of Energy and Minerals Sallie Greenberg presented on U.S. efforts to develop commercial-scale geological storage of carbon dioxide at CO2CRC.  

Source: Mirage News
Glasford meteor may have played a role in ancient ice age
Charles Monson said research suggests a meteor about the size of Wrigley Field struck near Glasford, creating a 2.5 mile wide crater that's now buried under sediment. 

Source: WCBU

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