NE KS Field Trip—Additional Photos
Survey geologist Dave Newell talks to participants about the limestone and shale layers exposed at the Clinton Lake spillway, Douglas County.
At Echo Cliff, Wabaunsee County, Survey geologist Bob Sawin describes the ancient river channel deposits that formed the dramatic sandstone cliff.
The sandstone deposits at Echo Cliff exhibit large-scale crossbedding, a geologic feature in which a series of thin layers are inclined at a distinct angle to the the typically horizontal bedding surface.
Participants get a closer look at the sandstone deposits at Echo Cliff.
At a roadcut in Shawnee County, participants listen to KU geology professor Roger Kaesler talk about the ancient marine environment that was home to the creatures who left behind such well-preserved fossils.
Participants found lots of fossils at this roadcut near the junction of K-4 and U.S. 24.
Field trip highlights.
Guidebooks – Geology of Northeastern Kansas Field Trip Guidebook is available online and as Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2000-55, from KGS Publications Sales office, 785-864-3965.
Unless noted otherwise, field trip photographs by Bob Sawin or Liz Brosius, Kansas Geological Survey.
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