Highlights

Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Platteville Formation in the Upper Midwest USA: An Overview
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. [...]
Mines in the Illinois Portion of the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District
For most of the 20th century, the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District (IKFD) was the primary source of fluorspar for the United States. [...]
ISGS project will seek valuable elements, minerals from coal and coal waste
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected to award nearly $1.5 million to ISGS for a project that will evaluate the availability of valuable rare earth elements and critical minerals in coal and coal waste streams in Illinois and nearby states. [...]
ADM injection startup
Illinois Basin - Decatur project concludes
ADM and the University of Illinois announced the successful completion of the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project, a carbon capture and storage project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale. [...]

ISGS in the News

Using Marinas to Drive Ecosystem Health
ISGS studies and helps Illinois manage erosion along Lake Michigan, particularly at Illinois Beach State Park. 

Source: Great Lakes Protection Fund
The Great Lakes’ eroding beaches
ISGS Chief Scientist Steve Brown joins WILL's The 21st for a discussion of Lake Michigan erosion. 

Source: The 21st
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

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