Tuesday, 13 July 2010

From Precambrian Rift Volcanoes...

From Precambrian Rift Volcanoes to the Mississippian Shelf Margin: Geological Field Excursions in the Ozark Mountains

Kevin R. Evans, James S. Aber From Precambrian Rift Volcanoes to the Mississippian Shelf Margin: Geological Field Excursions in the Ozark Mountains (GSA Field Guide 17)
Geological Society of America, Incorporated | 2010 | ISBN : 0813700175 | 764 pages | PDF | 38 MB

Developed in conjunction with the 2010 GSA North-Central/South-Central Section Meeting in Branson, Missouri, USA, this new volume from The Geological Society of America includes six field trips that convey discovery and insight into the long-studied geology of the Ozark region. This book is a valuable tool not just for the meeting attendee, but to all students of geoscience interested in following in the footsteps of the book’s authors.

Trips will examine world-class lead and zinc mineral accumulations in the tri-state mining district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma; the Precambrian and Cambrian geology of Proffit Mountain as exposed by the catastrophic reservoir-collapse and flood scour that occurred along the East Fork of the Black River in December 2005; the geologic history of Riverbluff Cave in Springfield, Missouri; the rock resources of southwestern Missouri and the impact of geology on two Civil War battlefields there; and a comprehensive geologic mapping project centered along the Ozark Scenic National Riverways.

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