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Title: Home Page of the Illinois State Geological Survey -ISGS

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Description:Information about the Illinois State Geological Survey. Created in 1905, the ISGS provides scientific information to government, business, and the public.
... Geological Survey announces the release of Circular 581 New Insights on Upper Mississippi Valley Mineralization Based on Solution Cavities in the Ordovician Galena Group at the Conco Mine North Aurora Illinois USA Authors of the 46 page circular are Jared T Freiburg Bruce W Fouke and Zakaria Lasemi Read more about C581 Drought Induced Crop Lines in the Driftless Area of Northwestern Illinois The persistent drought impacting the health and vigor of Illinois crops has provided a rare opportunity to glimpse the bedrock surface and underlying karst aquifer within the driftless area of northwestern Illinois First reported to the ISGS by Mr Matthew Alschuler of Warren Illinois complex networks of Read more on the crop lines ISGS Services The ISGS has many services available to the public from drilling with sampling up to 500 to 3 D Visualization and geologic modeling More information on services Automated Feature Detection in LiDAR Data The ISGS hosted a meeting to share a common overview of available LiDAR data for Illinois and introduce Eric Shaffer s group from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign UIUC Computational Science and Engineering About 20 people attended from ISGS Illinois Natural History Survey Illinois State Archaeological Survey UIUC US Army Corps of Engineers and Natural Resources Conservation Service Attendees discussed potential LiDAR applications across a wide array of specialty subjects The meeting received considerable positive feedback and fostered the beginning of a community of research scientists interested in interdisciplinary collaboration Scientists expressed interest in LiDAR applications for 1 Forestry and plant communities 2 Water management and nutrient runoff 3 Identification of abandoned quarries 4 Glacial landscapes and landforms 5 Engineering geology for soils and slope stability 6 Detection of archaeological features 7 Protection of cemeteries and archaeological sites Contact Sheena Beaverson Sediment Laboratory Offers Particle Size Services The ISGS Sediment Laboratory offers particle size services for scientific and engineering samples The lab currently provides hydrometer pipette and sieve analyses that cover particle size range from 2 micron to 3 inches Since fall of 2011 a partnership with the Illinois State Water Survey Sediment Laboratory now provides more size break point analyses for fines between 62 and 2 microns with the SediGraph particle size analyzer Additional new services can be discussed through research collaboration Contact Hue Hwa Hwang Highlights Archive Special Features Archive ISGS PUBLICATIONS Geology of Illinois UPCOMING EVENTS Illinois EarthScope Workshop Illinois EarthScope and the New Madrid Earthquakes A New View of Integrated Earth Sciences July 30 August 12 2012 November 10 11 2012 and February 16 17 2013 Illinois State University Normal Illinois This workshop is for middle and high school science teachers Read more about the workshop ISGS State of the Survey Address Please join us at the annual State of the Survey Address presented by Dr E Donald McKay Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey This public lecture will be given at 1 30 p m on Friday November 16 at the David Kinley Hall room 114 and will be followed by...

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