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Field Trips and Guidebooks

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2013--Joplin: "Mining Remediation in the Joplin Area: Progress in the Spring River Watershed" and "Devonian and Mississippian Tectonism in Western Missouri; Syndespositional Sedimentation and Backstepping of the Mississippian Shelf Margin", Damon J. Bassett, ed., 75 p.
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2012--Rolla: "Roadside Geology along U.S. 63 North of Rolla, Missouri" and "The Cambrian Succession in Western St. Francois County, Missouri," Jerry Prewett, ed., 30 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2011--Festus: "Ordovician Geology in Recent Road Cuts of Jefferson County, Missouri," Phil Ruffus, ed., 51 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2010--Maryville: "From Alternative Energy to the Pennsylvanian: Alternative Energy, Petroleum, Loess, Wind Turbines and Pennsylvanian Stratigraphy," John P. Pope and Diana L. Pope, eds., 132 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2009--Farmington: "Igneous Geology of Southeast Missouri: Volcanic Features, Granite Emplacement, Intrusions and Mineralization," Robert C. Berri, Jr., ed., 29 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2008—Columbia: "Frontiers in Geology: Subtera Underground Storage Space; University of Missouri Geotechnical Field Research Site--A World’s First Installation in Trenchless Technology; The Geology of Wine in Missouri; Bioherms, Reefs, and Waulsortian Mounds; Introduction to Trenchless Installations Using HDD," George H. Davis, ed., 94 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2007—Harrisonville: "Elements of Oil and Gas Production, Potential, and Subsurface Geology, Cass and Northern Bates Counties, Missouri," David C. Smith and James R. Palmer, eds., 42 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2006—Sikeston: "Chronister Mesozoic Vertebrate Fossil Site, Bollinger County, Missouri", and "Earthquake and Mississippi Embayment Geology of Southeast Missouri," David Hoffman, Bruce L. Stinchcomb, and James R. Palmer, eds., 52 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2005—Sedalia: "Geology of the Valley Anticline beneath the Warrensburg Sandstone, Warrensburg, Missouri" and "Devonian and Mississippian Stratigraphy of the Sedalia-Otterville Area, Missouri," John L. Nold and Carl Priesendorf, eds., 45 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2004—Rolla: "Geohydrology of the Fort Leonard Wood Military Reservation, Pulaski County, Missouri" and "Geology of the Crooked Creek Ring Structure, Crawford County, Missouri," Joe Gillman, 33 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2003—Springfield: Field Trip I: "The Weaubleau-Osceola Structure--Evidence of a Mississippian Meteorite Impact in Southwestern Missouri," Kevin R. Evans and others; Field Trip II: "The Rader Spring Karst System, Greene County, Missouri," Kenneth C. Thomson; Field Trip III: "Ordovician and Mississippian Stratigraphy and Structural Geology of the Springfield-Branson Area, Southwestern Missouri," Thomas G. Plymate and others; and "Engineering Geology of the U.S. 65 and Missouri Route 465 Corridors, Christian and Taney Counties, Missouri," George H. Davis   Download Guidebook Published by Missouri Geological Survey (Report of Investigations #75) as a PDF file

2002—Kansas City: "Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer (SCAPS) Demonstration and Geology of Western Cass County, Missouri", Andrew S. Gosnell, 50 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

2001—St. Charles: "Selected Industrial Mineral Producers along Interstate 70 and Missouri Highway 94, St. Charles County, Missouri", David C. Smith and Robert C. Beste, 34 p. plus CD.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file    Petrography and Stratigraphy of Defiance Quarry, Defiance, Missouri    Petrography and Stratigraphy of St. Charles Quarry, St. Charles, Missouri

2000—St. Joseph: "Guide to Selected Industrial Mineral Producers, Preliminary Reconnaissance Bedrock Geology and Pennsylvanian Stratigraphy of the St. Joseph, Missouri Area," David C. Smith, 46 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1999—Hannibal: "Economic Geology, Utilization, and Waste Recycling in Northeast Missouri; Central Stone Co. Quarry #1; Continental Cement Co. and MFR, Inc.; Scheffler's Geode Mine," Virginia M. Ragan, 33 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1998—Farmington: Part I: "Syndepositional Tectonics during the Late Upper Cambrian," Cheryl M. Seeger and James R. Palmer, 48 p.  Download Part I as a PDF file   Part II: "Quaternary Drainage Shifts in Missouri," Neil M. Elfrink and Michael A. Siemens, 21 p.  Download Part II as a PDF file

1997—Jefferson City: "Engineering Geology, Filled-Sink Structures, and Stratigraphy of the Jefferson City Area," George H. Davis (ed.), 107 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1996—Cape Girardeau/Dexter:  "Late Quaternary Faulting and Earthquake Liquefaction Features in Southeast Missouri: The Identification of New Earthquake Hazards," James R. Palmer, David Hoffman, James D. Vaughn, and Richard Harrison (eds.), 46 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1995—Moberly: "Mining and Mine Reclamation in North Central Missouri," Richard J. Laux, 147 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file 

1994—Kansas City: "Geology and Utilization of Underground Space in Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri," Richard J. Gentile, 55 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1993—Salem: "The Viburnum Trend, A Second Look," Andrew Childers (ed.), 67 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file.

1992—Eureka: "Environmental Analysis and Cleanup of the Times Beach, Missouri, Dioxin Site," "The Eureka–House Springs Structure," "The Highway 100 Roadcut," and "Impact of Field Conditions on Route 21 Design," Bruce Stinchcomb (ed.), 46 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1991—Nevada: "Economic Geology of the Pennsylvanian System in Southwest Missouri," Joy Lorraine Bostic, Laurence M. Nuelle, and Kenneth L. Deason, 46 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1990—Rolla: "Stratigraphy of the Rolla Area," Alfred C. Spreng and Robert C. Laudon, 38 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1989—Farmington: "Mine Tailings: Their Production, Uses and Problems, Southeast Missouri Lead District," Harold Myers, 34 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1988—Cape Girardeau: "The Lone Star Cement Plant, and the Southeast Missouri Port, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri," Ray Knox, Andy Childers, Lou Unfer, and Mike Klosterman (eds.), 66 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1987—St. Charles: "Guidebook to the Weldon Spring Area, St. Charles County, and Geology and Utilization of Industrial Minerals in St. Louis County, Missouri," A.W. Rueff, T.L. Thompson, A.C. Spreng, David Hoffman, and Peter Price (eds.), 54 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file    "Weldon Spring Project Site Tour, 21 p.  Download as a PDF file

1986—Joplin: " Geology and Environmental Concerns in the Tri-State Lead-Zinc District, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma," Richard D. Hagni (ed.), 78 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1985—Salem:  "Geology of the Springs in the Ozarks of South-central Missouri," Jerry D. Vineyard (ed.), 67 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1984—Springfield:  "Geology of the Bolivar–Mansfield Fault Zone," Kenneth C. Thomson (ed.), 61p   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1983—Moberly:  "Geology of Northwestern Randolph County, Missouri, with Emphasis on the Coal Industry," Glenn S. Golson (ed.), 23 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1982—Grandview:  "Petroleum Geology of Western Missouri," David Cargo (ed.), 83 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1981—Cape Girardeau:  "Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Tertiary Clay Deposits of the Cape Girardeau Area; Geomorphology of Thebes Gap," Louis Unfer, Jr. (ed.), 28 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1980—Columbia:  "Geology of the Devils Icebox Karst, Boone County, Missouri," Jerry D. Vinyard, 10 p.   Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1979—Salem:  "The Viburnum Trend," Norman Paarlberg (ed.), 77 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1978—Kansas City:  "Energy, Environment, and Geology in Bates County," James Martin and Waldemar M. Dressel (eds.), 26 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1977—St. Louis:  "Geology in the Area of the Eureka–House Springs Anticline with Emphasis on Stratigraphy, Structure, and Economics." Jim Martin (ed.), 58 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1976—Flat River:  "Studies in Precambrian Geology with a Guide to Selected Parts of the St. Francois Mountains, Missouri," Eva B. Kisvarsanyi (ed.), Missouri Geological Survey Report of Investigation Number 61, 190 p.   Download Part 1 as a PDF file   Download Part 2 as a PDF file  

1975—Warrensburg:  "Pennsylvanian–Pleistocene Channel Fill and Quaternary Geomorphology near Warrensburg, Missouri," John Emerson and Jim and Nan Cocke (eds.), 50 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1974—Mexico:  "Geology of East Central Missouri with Emphasis on Pennsylvanian Fire Clay and Pleistocene Deposition," Walter D. Keller, William H. Johns, William H. Allen, James A. Martin, and Howard M. Wharton (eds.), 28 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

"Guidebook to a Filled-Sink Structure and Circle Deposits (Barite) in Southern Cole County, Missouri," Heyward M. Wharton and Ronald A. Ward (eds.), 14 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1973—Springfield:  "Engineering and Environmental Geology of the Springfield Urban Area," W.C. Hayes and K.C. Thomson (eds.), 32 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1972—Rolla:  "Karst Features and Stratigraphy of the Rolla Area," Nolan Aughenbaugh, Tom Beveridge, Paul D. Proctor, and A.C. Spreng (eds.), 112 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1971—Independence: "Geology and Utilization of Underground Space in the Kansas City Area, Missouri," Richard J. Gentile and Gomer Jenkins (eds.), 56 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1970—Hannibal:  "Highway Geology of Route 79TR, Hannibal to Clarksville," Ray G. Wagner (ed.), 26 p. Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1969—Bonne Terre:  "Stratigraphy of the "Lead Belt"; Underground Tour of No. 8 Mine," Harold E. Myers (ed.), 25 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1968—St. Joseph:  "Pleistocene and Pennsylvanian Formations in the St. Joseph Area, Missouri," Wallace B. Howe (ed.), 44 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1967—Columbia:  "Middle Devonian of Central Missouri," Tom Freeman (ed.), 32 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1966—Sedalia:  Engineering Geology—Kaysinger Bluff and Stockton Dams

1965—Sullivan:  Economic Geology—Pea Ridge Mine

1964—Lebanon:  "Cryptovolcanic Structures of South Central Missouri—Crooked Creek, Decaturville, & Weableau," F.G. Snyder (ed.), 17 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1963—Joplin:  "Geology in the Vicinity of Joplin, Missouri, including Westside-Webber Mine, Oklahoma," Clayton H. Johnson (ed.), 47 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File 

1962—Cape Girardeau:  "Geology in the Vicinity of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Including Crowleys Ridge," Clayton H. Johnson (ed.), 56 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1961—Ironton:  "Geology of the St. Francois Mountain Area," William C. Hayes (ed.), Missouri Geological Survey Report of Investigation Number 26, 137 p.   Download Part 1 as a PDF file   Download Part 2 as a PDF file   Download Part 3 as a PDF file

1960—St. Louis County: "Middle Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Stratigraphy of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri," K.G. Brill, Jr., G.E. Wallace, and A.J. Frank (eds.), 14 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1959—Columbia:  "Devonian-Mississippian Stratigraphy of the Columbia, Missouri Area," M.G. Mehl and R.B. Aylor (eds.), 13 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1958—Mexico:  "Fire Clay Deposits," James F. Westcott (ed.), 13 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1957—Manhattan, KS:  "Tuttle Creek Dam," Robert J. Leininger (ed.), 31 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1956—Jefferson City:  "Highway Geology of Central Missouri," R.B. Aylor (ed.), 16 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF file

1955—Joplin:  "Lower Pennsylvanian Stratigraphy," Walter V. Searight (ed.), 41 p.  Download Guidebook as a PDF File

1954—Bonne Terre:  Stratigraphy of the "Lead Belt"  Download Guidebook as a PDF File