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Fall 1995


A Place to Visit

Arikaree Breaks


Cheyenne County, Kansas

In spite of the arid climate of Cheyenne County, the rugged landscape of this northwestern Kansas county was largely formed by water. These hills, known as the Arikaree Breaks, are composed of windblown dust particles deposited during the Ice Ages. Experience "The Breaks" by driving north of US Highway 36 on Kansas Highway 27. The junction is two miles west of St. Francis, Kansas.

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Kansas Geological Survey Advisory Council
  • Joyce Allegrucci, Chair, Topeka
  • Dyan Conway, Prairie Village
  • Robert Crangle, Lincoln
  • John L. Havlin, Manhattan
  • David J. Heinemann, Garden City
  • Gary Hulett, Hays
  • Jeffrey Mason, Goodland
  • Stephen Morris, Hugoton
  • David Nance, Pittsburg
  • Marvin Odgers, Sublette
  • John Prather, El Dorado
  • Richard D. Smith, Wichita
  • William W. Hambleton, Emeritus Member, Lawrence
  • A. Scott Ritchie, KU Geology Assoc. Rep., Wichita

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Editors: Liz Brosius, Robert Sawin, Rex Buchanan
Design: Jennifer Sims

The mission of the Kansas Geological Survey, operated by the University of Kansas in connection with its research and service program, is to conduct geological studies and research and to collect, correlate, preserve, and disseminate information leading to a better understanding of the geology of Kansas, with special emphasis on natural resources of economic value, water quality and quantity, and geologic hazards.

The Geology Extension program furthers the mission of the KGS by developing materials, projects, and services that communicate information about the geology of Kansas, the state's earth resources, and the products of the Kansas Geological Survey to the people of the state


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