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Roadside Geology of Idaho

 
Learn about the Geology of Idaho with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 403 pages that are packed with detailed information about Idaho Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman, authors.

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Roadside Geology of Idaho - Table of Contents

The Big Picture

1
        Continental Crust, Oceanic Crust
1
        The Mantle
4
    Plate Tectonics
4
        Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
5
        Oceanic Ridges - Separating Plates
6
        Oceanic Trenches - Colliding Plates
7
        Transform Faults - Sliding Plates
9
    Ancient History of Idaho
10
        Antique Sedimentary Formations
10
        The Great Precambrian Continental Rift
13
        Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations
15
        The Phantom Antler Mountains
15
        Mesozoic Sedimentary Formations
16
        The Big Plate Collision
16
        The Kootenay Arc
18
        The Early Western Welt
18
        The Overthrust Belt
19
        The Western Mylonite
20
        Islands that Came into Port
21
        The Trench Jumps West - Twice
22
        Is Something Important Missing?
23
        Eocene Complications
24
        Western Cascades, Columbia Plateau, High Cascades
25
        Basin and Range
27
        The Snake River Plain
28
    A Conspiracy of Events
29
        The Deccan Connection
29
        The Terminal Cretaceous Calamity
31
        Columbia Plateau, Snake River Plain, Basin and Range
33
        What if It Hadn't Happened?
36
        Questions Waiting For Answers
37
    The Changing Climates of Tertiary Time
37
        The Excessively Mild Weather of Early Tertiary Time
38
        The First Long Dry Spell
38
        Tropical Idaho
39
        Pliocene Sediment
41
        Ice Age Glaciation
42
        The Modern Streams Begin to Flow
44

The Panhandle

48
        The Belt Basin
48
        Diabase Sills
50
        The Vanished Precambrian World
52
        The Kaniksu Batholith and the Purcell Trench
57
        The Coeur d'Alene Ores
59
        Glaciation
60
        Glacial Lake Missoula
61
    Interstate 90: Spokane - Missoula
65
    US 2: Newport - Montana
73
    US 95: Coeur d'Alene - British Columbia
83

Central Idaho

92
    The Plate Tectonic Scene
93
        The Early Mountain Welt
93
        The Mountains Spread East
94
        The Migratory Islands Come Home
97
        The Old Continental Margin
98
    The Bitterroot and Atlanta Batholiths
100
        Granite, Gneiss, and Schist
102
    The Eocene Scene
105
        Dikes, Granite, and Rhyolite
108
    Columbia Plateau and the Basin and Range
111
        Flood Basalts and Tropical Lakes
111
        Basin and Range
114
    Frontier Mining
115
        Placer Mining
116
        Hardrock Mining
117
        Scams
119
        Cyanide
120
    The Ice Ages
121
        Cold Climate Erosion
122
    US 12: Lewiston - Kooskia
123
        Kooskia - Lolo Pass
130
    US 93: Arco - Challis
140
        Challis - Lost Trail Pass
148
    Salmon River Canyon
158
    US 95: Payette - New Meadows
166
        New Meadows - Lewiston
173
        Lewiston - Coeur d'Alene
185
    Hells Canyon
192
    Idaho 3 / 97: Lewiston - Interstate 90
199
    Idaho 21: Boise - Stanley
205
    Idaho 28: Salmon - Interstate 15
211
    Idaho 55: Boise - New Meadows
216
    Idaho 75: Shoshone - Challis
223

Snake River Plain

234
        The Western Snake River Plain
236
        The Main Snake River Plain
237
        The Yellowstone Volcano
240
        The Volcanic Lowland
242
        Second Generation Volcanoes
242
        Basalt Flows
245
        That Nice Fresh Volcanic Surface
247
    The Ice Ages
248
        The Great Bonneville Flood
248
        Patterned Ground
252
    Interstate 15: Pocatello - Monida Pass
254
    Interstate 84: Ontario - Mountain Home
259
    Interstate 84: Mountain Home - Interstate 86
265
    Interstate 86: Interstate 84 - Pocatello
272
    US 20: Mountain Home - Arco
282
    Craters of the Moon
287
    US 20: Arco - Idaho Falls
294
        Idaho Falls - Targhee Pass
298
    US 93: Nevada Line - Carey
310
    US 95: Weiser - Jordan Valley, Oregon
318
    Idaho 51: Mountain Home - Nevada Line
324

The Southeastern Mountains

328
        Sedimentary Rock Formations
329
        The Rocky Mountains
332
        Does Idaho Have Oil Wells in its Future?
334
        Core Complexes
335
        The Basin and Range
336
        The Ice Ages and Lake Bonneville
338
    Interstate 15: Pocatello - Utah
341
    Interstate 84: Interstate 86 - Utah
348
    US 26: Idaho Falls - Wyoming
357
    US 30: Interstate 15 - Wyoming
361
    US 89: Utah - Wyoming
372

If You Want to Read More

379

Glossary

381

Index

388

 

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