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Roadside Geology of Wisconsin

 
Learn about the Geology of Wisconsin with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 360 pages that are packed with detailed information about Wisconsin Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Robert H. Dott, Jr. and John W. Attig, authors.

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Roadside Geology of Wisconsin - Table of Contents

Introduction to Wisconsin Geology

1
    Some Basic Background
1
        Plate Tectonics and the Formation of Continents
4
    Precambrian Wisconsin
6
    Paleozoic Wisconsin
9
        Cambrian Seas
10
        Ordovician History
14
        Silurian and Devonian Seas
20
    A 400-Million-Year Gap
20
    Quaternary Ice Age
21
    Diamonds, Meteorites, and Copper Nuggets
28
    Geology and Humans in Wisconsin
32

Northern Highlands

35
    Archean Continents
36
    Proterozoic Sediments
38
        Precambrian Banded Iron Formation
38
    Penokean Mountain Building Event
40
    Post-Penokean Volcanism and Quartzites
41
    Blackstones, Brownstones, and Fieldstones of the Lake Superior Rift
44
    Quaternary Glaciation
50
        Early Glaciations
50
        Late Wisconsin Glaciation - The Most Recent
52
    Glacial Lake Duluth
58
        Road Guides
        I-39 / US 51: Stevens Point - Hurley
59
        US 2: Superior - Hurley
81
        US 8: St. Croix Falls - Pembine
91
        US 8 / US 141 / US 2: Pembine - Florence via Niagara and Iron Mountain
102
        US 53: Haugen - Superior
104
        Wisconsin 13: Abbotsford - Bayfield
106
        Wisconsin 29: Thorp - Ringle
116

Western Uplands

119
    Driftless Area
119
    Precambrian Record
120
    Cambrian Sandstones
122
    Ordovician Strata
126
    Silurian Remnants
128
    Lead and Zinc Mining
128
    Quaternary Glaciation
131
        Road Guides
        I-90 / I-94: Camp Douglas - Tomah
134
        I-90: Tomah - La Crosse
136
        I-94: Tomah - Hudson
136
        US 14: La Crosse - Madison
143
        US 53: Eau Claire - Haugen
150
        US 151: Dubuque (Iowa) - Madison
153
        Wisconsin 23: Dodgeville - Tower Hill State Park
161
        Wisconsin 29: Chippewa Falls - Thorp
164
        Wisconsin 35, The Great River Road: Illinois Border - Hudson
165
        Wisconsin 60: Prairie du Chien - Gotham
183

Baraboo, Dells, and Central Plain

187
    Precambrian Record
191
    Late Cambrian Strata
194
    Ordovician Strata
198
    Silurian Strata
199
    Quaternary Glaciation
199
    Glacial Lake Wisconsin
203
    Geological Fieldwork in the 1880s
205
        Road Guides
        I-39 / US 51: Coloma - Stevens Point
206
        I-90 / I-94: Wisconsin River - Camp Douglas via the Wisconsin Dells
207
        US 12: Madison - Lake Delton via the Baraboo Hills
213
        Wisconsin 21: Tomah - Coloma
230

Eastern Uplands and Door Peninsula

235
    Precambrian and Paleozoic Rocks
236
    Niagara Escarpment
236
    Neda Ironstone
237
    Silurian and Devonian Deposition
239
    Reefs That Made Milwaukee Famous
242
    Quaternary Glaciation
245
    Glacial and Postglacial Lakes
247
    Diamonds, Copper Nuggets, and Driveway Rock
250
    Trenton Meteorite
252
        Road Guides
        I-39 / US 51: Portage - Coloma
253
        I-43: Beloit - Milwaukee
257
        I-43: Milwaukee - Green Bay via Manitowoc
259
        I-90: Beloit - Wisconsin River
263
        I-94: Illinois Border - Milwaukee
264
            Milwaukee Geology
268
        I-94: Milwaukee - Madison
273
            Madison Geology
276
        US 41: Milwaukee - Marinette via Oshkosh and Green Bay
278
        US 141: Green Bay - Pembine
287
        US 151: Madison - Manitowoc
289
        Wisconsin 21: Coloma - Oshkosh
294
        Wisconsin 29: Ringle - Green Bay
297

Door Peninsula

301
        Road Guides
        Wisconsin 42: Manitowoc - Sturgeon Bay
304
        Wisconsin 42: Sturgeon Bay - Porte des Morts
308
            The Islands
312
        Wisconsin 57: Green Bay - Sister Bay
313

Glossary

319

Additional Reading

329

References Cited

331

Index

333

 

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