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Wapsipinicon State Park & Quarry

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The Geological Society of Iowa led their Fall 2009 field trip in the Anamosa area (eastern Iowa). This was an amazing opportunity to investigate eastern Iowa's bedrock, glacial sediments, and tour the Weber Stone Products Quarry and learn more about one of the USA's best building stones (a.k.a. Anamosa Stone).

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Introduction to the Weber Stone Company Quarry

The Natural History of Wapsipinicon State Park Iowa, (IGEIN, IGWS) from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

A discussion of the interior of the Weber Company's underground Quarry (sorry no photos) Click here to learn more about one of Iowa's greatest natural resources!

Wapsipinicon State Park from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

 

Ray Anderson (IGWS) leads a discussion on some of the park's history. .

Weber Stone Quarry from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

Brian Witzke (IGWS) talks about the quarry's environment of deposition (What the environment was like in eastern Iowa during the Silurian) (Key words: carbonates, reefs, salinity, laminated beds)

A continued discussion about eastern Iowa during the Silurian (Key words: basin, formations, fossils)

Weber Stone Quarry from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

Getting this great landscaping stone out of the ground (Photo an uncut block)

Weber Stone Quarrry from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

Deb Quade helps people learn about the young (less than 2 million year old sediment) that is removed from the surface (Key concepts: East central Iowa Drift Plain, Quaternary, Peoria Loess, Sangamon Palaeosol, Pre-Illinois Age Till, water quality) E-mail Dr. Quade

Images from the field!

 

Want to learn more then click HERE to DOWNLOAD the Geologic Socieity of Iowa's Guidebook GSI-85 (you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue Pdf tab)

 

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