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Illinois State Geological Survey

Illinois State Geological Survey

Our Mission

To provide the citizens and institutions of Illinois with earth science research and information that are accurate, objective, and relevant to our State's environmental quality, economic prosperity, and public safety.

Our Vision

To build upon our stature as a premier state geological survey by upholding the highest standards for scientific research, service to our constituents, and professionalism in all our activities. To serve as the North American model for multi-disciplinary geological survey research in the twenty-first century.

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is part of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Survey is located in the Natural Resources Building on the University's 700-acre campus. This central Illinois location (map and driving directions) is just 130 miles south of Chicago. It is a cultural and educational center that is ranked as one of the top ten "high-tech" cities in the U.S. The area provides the attractive combination of small-city convenience and quality of life with ready access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities, Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.

The ISGS is a premier state Geological Survey serving the needs of Illinois with earth science information relevant to the State's environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. Some 200 scientists and technical support staff conduct basic and applied research in geology, compile geologic maps, and gather and manage the state's geological data to provide information to industry, governmental agencies and the public about the geology and mineral resources of Illinois.

Survey staff may conduct joint research projects, supervise graduate studies, and teach courses through joint appointments with the University.


http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/
info@isgs.illinois.edu

Location
615 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign , Illinois 61820
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This is an Arc/Info coverage showing the general elevation of the top of the Herrin (No. 6) coal in Illinois. These 100-foot isolines were contoured by Earthvision software using more than 22,000 data points. The data was not contoured using fault lines for control and no manual adjustments were made to the contours to reflect the presence of known faults. Limited data were available in the north central and central portions of the state. This data set is intended for use at a scale of 1:750,000.
Categories: Web Site; Tags: 17005 = Bond, 17011 = Bureau, 17017 = Cass, 17019 = Champaign, 17021 = Christian, All tags...
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Outlines of areas mined for the Springfield coal in Illinois as of January 1, 1996. This information was extracted from detailed coal mine data stored in the ISGS Coal Section library database. Lines delineate the approximate outer boundary of individual mines (if known) or general mined areas. Interior mine boundaries such as pillars or small blocks of unmined coal are commonly not depicted. Outlines have been compiled from a variety of sources. Outlines of areas mined before 1987 are commonly from source maps at scales of 1:62,500 or smaller. Outlines of areas mined since 1987 are commonly digitized at scales ranging from 1:4800 to 1:12,000. Mines whose extent is not known or which only mined a few acres are not...
Categories: Web Site; Tags: 17005 = Bond, 17011 = Bureau, 17017 = Cass, 17019 = Champaign, 17021 = Christian, All tags...
Paleontological Sample stored in main Annex Paleo cabinets System: Silurian Unit: Racine Common Name: Scientific Name: Locality: Blue Island zone; W. of Blue Island Comments: Astraeospongia meniscus facies? Note: continued to drawer 3
Hand Sample from Albert V. Carozzi collection Description: Age: Locality: Heading Info: Carozzi's types of new dasyclad algae deposited at the Museum of Natural History of Geneva, Switzerland
Categories: Physical Item; Tags: Hand samples
Hand Sample from Albert V. Carozzi collection Description: Age: Locality: Heading Info: Slides of Carozzi's study of Upper Jurassic of Saleve, Geneva, deposited at Dept. Geol. University of Geneva, Switzerland
Categories: Physical Item; Tags: Hand samples
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