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Roadside Geology of South Dakota

 
Learn about the Geology of South Dakota with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 368 pages that are packed with detailed information about South Dakota Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. John Paul Gries, author.

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Roadside Geology of South Dakota - Table of Contents

Introduction

1
    Rocks
2
    Rocks to Soil to Sediment
7
    Water
7

Rocks and Landscapes East of the Missouri River

11
    Ancient Rocks
11
    The Glacial Period
11
    Glacial Deposits
12
    Glacial History
14
    The Glacial Sequence in Eastern South Dakota
15
    Glaciers Move the Rivers
16
    Major Topographic Features of the Glaciated Area
19

Road Logs East of the Missouri River

22
    I-29: Sioux City, Iowa - North Dakota Line
22
    I-90: Minnesota Line - Missouri River
29
    US 12: Big Stone City - Mobridge
38
    US 14: Minnesota Like - Pierre
48
    US 18: Iowa Line - Missouri River
56
    US 81: Yankton - Watertown
60
    US 83: Pierre - North Dakota Line
66
    US 212: Minnesota Line - Missouri River
68
    US 281: Nebraska Line - North Dakota Line
72
    SD 34: Pipestone, Minnesota - Pierre
77
    SD 50: Junction City (I-29) - Lake Andes (US 18 and US 281)
87

Rocks and Landscapes West of the Missouri River

93
    Some Cretaceous Formations
93
    The Flaming End of Cretaceous Time
95
    Tertiary Time
96

Road Logs West of the Missouri River

100
    I-90: Chamberlain - Rapid City
100
    US 12: Mobridge - White Butte
108
    US 14: Fort Pierre - I-90
113
    US 18: Missouri River - Maverick Junction
117
    US 83: Nebraska Line - Pierre
127
    US 85: Spearfish - North Dakota Line
129
    US 212: Missouri River - Wyoming Line
140
    SD 20: Mobridge - Montana Line
149
    SD 34: Fort Pierre - Sturgis
159
    SD 44: Interior - Rapid City
165
    SD 63: US 18 - North Dakota Line
174
    SD 73: Nebraska Line - North Dakota Line
179
    SD 79: Sturgis - North Dakota Line
186
    The Big Badlands
191
    SD 240: The Badlands Loop, Cactus Flat to Wall
197

The Black Hills

203
    Paleozoic Rocks
205
    Mesozoic Rocks
210
    Rise of the Black Hills
214
    The Anomalous Location of the Black Hills
217
    The Black Hills Landscape
217
    The Cretaceous Hogback
218
    The Red Valley
220
    The Limestone Plateau
220
    The Central Black Hills
221
    Pegmatites
222
    Gold and Silver Mining
224
    The Homestake Mine
226

Road Logs of the Black Hills

232
    I-90: Rapid City - Wyoming Line
232
    US 14A: Sturgis - Deadwood - Spearfish
244
    US 16: Rapid City - Hill City
255
    US 16: Hill City - Custer
266
    US 16: Custer - Wyoming Line
267
    US 16A: Keystone Wye - Iron Mountain
272
    US 18: Maverick Junction - Wyoming Line
278
    US 85: Wyoming Line - Spearfish
289
    US 385: Hot Springs - Pluma
296
    SD 44: Rapid City - US 385
311
    SD 79: Maverick Junction - Rapid City
319
    SD 87, Needles Highway: US 16 - US 16A
326
    SD 89: Pringle - Minnekahta Junction
329
    Nemo Road, Forest Service Road 2335 (Pennington County Road 234):
    Rapid City - US 385
331

Supplemental Reading

343

Glossary

345

Index

351

About the Author

358

 

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