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Stephanie Surine

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Geologist, STATEMAP Program Coordinator, Iowa Geological Survey Office: 340B Trowbridge Hall Phone Number: 319-335-3679 E-mail: Education:  M.S. Geoscience, University of Massachusetts; B.S. Geology, Grand Valley State University IGS Program Involvement: Lead Quaternary mapper and STATEMAP Program Coordinator. Researches and conducts field investigations on the Quaternary deposits and stratigraphy of Iowa, with a primary focus […]

Phillip Kerr

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Geologist, Iowa Geological Survey Office: 340C Trowbridge Hall Phone Number: 319-335-1081 Email: Education: M.S., Geoscience, University of Iowa; B.S., Geoscience, University of Iowa, Research Interests: Quaternary mapping Landforms in Iowa Landscape development Periglacial Environments Quaternary Stratigraphy in the Midwest United States Recent Publications The Surficial Geology of the Orchard Quad, Floyd and Mitchell Counties, […]

Ryan Clark

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Geologist, Iowa Geological Survey Office: 340D Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 Phone Number: 319-335-4024 Mobile: 319-321-5551 Email: Education: M.S. Geology, The University of Iowa; B.S. Geology, The University of Iowa IGS Program Involvement and Research Interests: Bedrock geology Stratigraphy Groundwater resources Passive geothermal Water well drilling & construction Geologic mapping

History: 1892–1947

Posted on May 13th, 2014

A permanent geological survey, as a separate agency of state government, was established in 1892. In accordance with legislative provisions, a Geological Board was also established to govern the broad administrative policies of the survey and to appoint the state geologist. (This board was dissolved in December 1980, and the state geologist is now appointed […]


Posted on April 30th, 2014

Have a question about Iowa geology? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.  Are there dinosaur fossils in Iowa? What are the fossils of Iowa? Are there any meteorites in Iowa? What are geodes and how do they form? What are those strange boulders in fields? What is the midcontinental rift? When did oceans […]

Mineral Resources

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Cutting dimiensonal stone in the Bealer Quarry circa 1906 near Cedar Valley in Cedar County. Photo from the Calvin image database. Iowa is richly endowed with a variety of rock resources suitable for building construction, and their utility is particularly well displayed in the early architectural heritage of our state. Although building stone is still […]

General Geology

Posted on April 30th, 2014

Mineral, Rock, and Fossil Identification Geologists at the Iowa Geological Survey regularly identify rocks, minerals, and fossils that are brought into our office.  If you are not able to stop by our office, send photos of the specimen via email.  Please make sure that the photos capture all aspects of the specimen, are in focus, […]