General geology and mineral resources of the Illinois deep waterway from Chicago to Peoria

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MS Willman, H.B. #4
Willamn, H.B.,
257 p. : ill. ; maps missing

Thesis (Ph.D.)--Occurrence and character of exposed and unexposed strata of Precambrian through Pleistocene ages. Some outcrop descriptions. Used and distribution of limestone and dolomite, clays and shales, sand and gravel, silica sand, peat and muck, and travertine. Brief descriptions, based on well data and some outcrops, of occurrence and character of exposed and unexposed strata from pre-Cambrian granite(penetrated in one deep well) through Mississippian formations. More detailed stratigraphy of Pennsylvanian and Pleistocene formations. Section of Pennsylvanian includes discussion of classification; distribution and outcrops, well logs and measured sections, stratigraphic relations, and correlation for each formation and some members. More than half this report is devoted to discussion of mineral resources


Illinois Waterway


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