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Introduction to the Midcontinental Rift

Posted on November 25th, 2014

By Raymond R. Anderson One billion years ago, the Earth’s crust split across part of the North American continent. This tear or rift, known as the Midcontinent Rift System, extended for 950 miles from what is now Lake Superior to Oklahoma, and was on its way to becoming a full-fledged ocean when the process halted. […]

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 […]