Indiana Geology Descriptive Essay by Master Researcher

Indiana Geology
Discusses the geologic route from Indianapolis to Bloomington.
# 41214 | 756 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2003 in Geology and Geophysics (General)

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This paper explores the geologic features found between Bloomington and Indianapolis in Indiana. The paper describes glacial activity, rocks, hills of siltstone, ridges and the area's topography.

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"The state of Indiana geologically is a large anticline that angles to the northwest, and the age and type of rocks in Indiana are governed by this large structural feature. This means that the youngest rocks are in the northeastern and southwestern corners of the state, while the oldest are in the southeastern corner. The oldest rocks consist primarily of limestone, dolostones, and shales; the youngest rocks are primarily sandstones and shales with minor amounts of limestone and coal (Thompson). Indianapolis is directly in the center of the state, while Bloomington is southwest of Indianapolis. The angle of the anticline means that this portion is on a lone of geology that should be roughly similar from southwest to northeast. The geology along this route indicates considerable glacial activity.
"The state road connecting thesE two cities is State Road 37, and it crosses several geologic terrains that formed under widely varying climate conditions and by glacial and coastal processes covering 300 million years of time. The major geologic locations on the surface are Beanblossom Creek; the Morgan Monroe County Line, Bryants Creek; Martinsville; Waverly; and the Marion Johnson County Line."

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