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Meteorites in Iowa

Posted on August 13th, 2014

The arrival of the first of Iowa’s historic meteorites at 2:50 p.m. on February 25, 1847, was announced with a great blast, described as sounding like the rolling of “distant thunder” followed by “three reports … in quick succession, like the firing of heavy cannon a half mile distant.” C.W. Irish, a civil engineer reported that the […]

FAQs

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 […]