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Loess Hills

Posted on June 15th, 2017

  The following information is based on the book Landforms of Iowa, by Jean C. Prior, published by the University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, in 1991. The book was designed and illustrated by Patricia J. Lohmann.”   Irregularities in the landscape always catch the eye. These differences in elevation are described as the land’s relief, […]

Landscape Features of Iowa

Posted on June 15th, 2017

  The following information is based on the book Landforms of Iowa, by Jean C. Prior, published by the University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, in 1991. The book was designed and illustrated by Patricia J. Lohmann.”   The topographic features seen on the following pages illustrate the range of picturesque diversity that is present across […]

Erratics: Glacial Boulders in Iowa

Posted on August 13th, 2014

by Raymond R. Anderson and Jean Cutler Prior “Peculiar,” “irregular,” and “uncommon,” are words used to describe one class of Iowa rocks — glacial boulders or “erratics.” Geologists define erratics as stones or boulders that have been carried from their place of origin by a glacier and then left stranded by melting ice on bedrock […]

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: stephanie-tassier-surine@uiowa.edu 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 […]

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, […]