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Illinois State Geological Survey :
- Bulletins - Circulars - Environmental Geology Notes - Field Trip Guide Leaflets -
- Guidebooks - Illinois Petroleum - Report of Investigations
See Misc. section for individual publications from other ISGS series.

Misc. Illinois geology Publications (look here for reports from the Illinois State Museum)

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Illinois State Geological Survey: Bulletins 10x7" Owner's plates in some .

Illinois Bulletin 38-C. (Extract from Illinois Bulletin 38, 1921). Geology and Mineral Resources of the Edgington and Milan Quadrangles: T. E. Savage and J. A. Udden. 96 p., 1 pl., 20 figs., 6 tables. Large full color Geologic Quadrangle Map in pocket. $6

Illinois Bulletin 43-A. (Extract from Bulletin 43, 1921). Geology and Mineral resources of the LaHarpe and Good Hope quadrangles. By T. E. Savage and M. L. Nebel. Pages 6-89, 1 plate in pocket. 11 figures, 2 tables. VG. $11

Illinois Bulletin 51. (Handsome Hardbound) Geology and mineral resources of the Joliet quadrangle. By D. J. Fisher. 1925. 160 pages, 6 plates (2 in pocket), 47 figures, 9 tables. (Very Good). $26

Illinois Bulletin 57. (Handsome Hardbound) Geology and Mineral Resources of the Alexis Quadrangle: Harold R. Wanless. 1929. 230 p., 6 pls., 53 figs., 3 tables. Several fold-outs. Large full color Geologic Quadrangle Map plus other large map in pocket. (several pages in appendix have bumped edges) $9

Illinois Bulletin 66. Geology and Mineral Resources of the Marseilles, Ottawa, and Streator Quadrangles: H. B. Willman and J. Norman Payne. Introduction to Mineral Resources: W. H. Voskuil. 1942. 388 p., 127 figs., 14 tables. ** Set of 29 companion maps not here, but they are still in print - see the IGS page. (Condition fair : spine has crease, spine ends rough, corners bumped, spot on first page.) $11

Illinois Bulletin 67. Pennsylvanian Fusulinidae of Illinois: Carl O. Dunbar and Lloyd G. Henbest. With a section on stratigraphy by J. Marvin Weller, Lloyd G. Henbest, and Carl O. Dunbar. 1942. 218 p., 23 pls., 13 figs. Nice plates.(spine end rough, cover faintly soiled) , $8

Illinois Bulletin 82. Geology and Mineral Resources of the Beardstown, Glasford, Havana, and Vermont Quadrangles: Harold R. Wanless. 1957. 233 p., 7 pls., 66 figs., 26 tables. Maps in pocket. (last page edge rough, back cover bumped and with short tear due to thick map pocket) $26

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Illinois State Geological Survey: Circulars Most are 6x9", * * 11x8.5", All circulars from #501 up are 11x8.5"
Many plates listed are large folded figures or maps in a pocket.

Illinois Circular 92. Rhythms in Upper Pennsylvanian Cyclothems: J. Marvin Weller. Thickness of Glacial Drift in Du Page County, Illinois: A. C. Mason. 1943. (Reprinted from Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science, v. 35, no. 2, 1942.) 6 p., 1 fig., 1 table. Very good - $2

Illinois Circular 243. Trace Elements in Illinois Pennsylvanian Limestones: Meredith E. Ostrom. 1957. 34 p., 4 figs., 5 tables. $2

Illinois Circular 250. Fishhook Gas Pool, Pike and Adams Counties, Illinois: Wayne F. Meents. 1958. 15 p., 2 figs., 2 tables. $2

Illinois Circular 254. Age of the Springville Shale (Mississippian) of Southern Illinois: Charles Collinson and Alan J. Scott. 1958. 12 p., 6 figs., 1 table. $2

Illinois Circular 267. Spar Mountain Sandstone in Cooks Mills Area, Coles and Douglas Counties, Illinois: Lester L. Whiting. 1959. 24 p., 7 figs., 1 table. $2

Illinois Circular 271. Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Douglas, Coles, and Cumberland Counties, Illinois: Kenneth E. Clegg. 1959. 16 p., 3 plates in pocket., 3 figs. (may have bumped corners) $3

Illinois Circular 275. Geology of Buda Quadrangle, Illinois: Paul MacClintock, and H. B. Willman. 1959. 29 p., 1 plate in pocket, 4 figs., 7 tables. $2

Illinois Circular 280. Visual Estimates of Grain Size Distribution in Some Chester Sandstones: David H. Swann, Robert W. Fisher, Mathias J. Walters. 1959. 43 p., 14 figs., 4 tables, app. $2

Illinois Circular 284. Salem Limestone in Southwestern Illinois: James W. Baxter. 1960. 32 p., 3 Plates (1 in pocket)., 6 figs., 3 tables. $2

Illinois Circular 285 : 1960 : Classification of the Wisconsinan stage in the Lake Michigan Glacial Lobe. By John C. Frye and H. B. Willman. 16 pages, 1 figures, geologic sections. $2

Illinois Circular 295 : 1960 : Gumbotil, accretion-gley, and the weathering profile. By John C. Frye, H. B. Willman, and H. D. Glass. 39 pages, 5 tables, 5 figures. $4

Illinois Circular 312. Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System: Sangamon, Macon, Menard, and Parts of Christian and Logan Counties, Illinois: Kenneth E. Clegg. 1961. 28 p., 4 plates (3 in pocket)., 5 figs., 2 tables. VG. $3

Illinois Circular 320. Geology of the Pomona Quadrangle, Illinois: George A. Desborough. 1961. 16 p., 1 plate in pocket, 4 figs. $2

Illinois Circular 328. Six Charts Showing Biostratigraphic Zones, and Correlations Based on Conodonts from the Devonian and Mississippian Rocks of the Upper Mississippi Valley: Charles Collinson, Alan J. Scott, and Carl B. Rexroad. 1962. 32 p., 6 charts. $3

Illinois Circular 403. Ironton and Galesville (Cambrian) Sandstones in Illinois and Adjacent Areas: Grover H. Emrich. 1966. 55 p., 21 figs., 4 tables. $4

Illinois Circular 465. Geology for Planning in St. Clair County, Illinois: Alan M. Jacobs, compiler. 1971. 35 p., 8 plates in pocket, 4 figs., 8 tables. $2

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All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.


Illinois State Geological Survey: Environmental Geology Notes 11x8.5" Illus.

Illinois Environmental Geology Notes 4. Geological and Geophysical Investigations for a Ground-Water Supply at Macomb, Illinois: Keros Cartwright and David A. Stephenson. 1965. 11 p., 5 figs. $1

Illinois Environmental Geology Notes 67 : 1974 : Sediment distribution in a beach ridge complex and its application to artificial beach replenishment. By Gordon s. Fraser and Norman C. Hester. 26p., 20 figs. (All VG, but has penciled comment on cover - I thought it might be useful to the next reader, so left it). $2

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Illinois State Geological Survey : Field Trip Guide Leaflets 11x8.5" Illustrated, maps, road logs.
These are regular publications, not little leaflets. Each one is a Geological Science Field Trip for the general public.

Illinois Field Trip Guide Leaflet 1974-C and 1975-B. Milan area, Rock Island and Henry counties : Milan, Coal Valley, and Davenport East 7.5-minute quadrangles. By D. L. Reinertsen, D. J. Berggren, R. C. Anderson, and M. M. Killey. 30p., mostly two-sided. $6

Illinois Field Trip Guide Leaflet Bundles : Each bundle is in a two-hole punch binder. Each binder is for a region of Illinois.
Each leaflet name listed is for that area, i.e. Amboy = Amboy area.

University of Pennsylvania trip to the Illinois Basin : Binder contains the following 17 Field Trip Guide Leaflets : Casey, Charleston, Edinburg, Georgetown, Greenville, Homer, Marshall, Nashville, Neoga, Newton, Paris, Pontiac, Princeton, Salem, Shelbyville, St. Elmo, Starved Rock. Some may be photocopies or they may have been reproduced like this by the Illinois State Geological Survey, I do not know – they are all clear. $10

Northern Illinois : Binder contains the following 13 Field Trip Guide Leaflets : Amboy, Apple River Canyon, Belvidere, Dixon, Downers Grove, Galena, Joliet, Marseilles – Ottawa, Milan – Rock Island, Morris, Rochelle, Wheaton, Yorkville. Some may be photocopies or they may have been reproduced like this by the Illinois State Geological Survey, I do not know – they are all clear. $10

Western Illinois : Binder contains the following 16 Field Trip Guide Leaflets : Barry, Canton, Colchester, Dallas City, Farmington, Galesburg, Grafton, Hamilton, Hardin, Mount Sterling, Peoria, Petersburg, Pittsfield, Quincy, Winchester, Wyoming. Some may be photocopies or they may have been reproduced like this by the Illinois State Geological Survey, I do not know – they are all clear. (I saw a few minor notes updating text) $10

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Illinois State Geological Survey: Guidebooks 11x8.5" Illustrated.
See Misc. section at bottom of this page for Guidebooks not in this series.

Illinois Guidebook 8. Depositional Environments in Parts of the Carbondale Formation-- Western and Northern Illinois: W. H. Smith, R. B. Nance, M. E. Hopkins, R. G. Johnson, and C. W. Shabica. 1970. (Annual field trip, Coal Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, Milwaukee, November 9-10.) 119 p., 10 pls., 49 figs., 8 tables. $12

Illinois Guidebook 9 : 1972 : Pleistocene stratigraphy of east-central Illinois. By W. Hilton Johnson, Leon R. Follmer, David L. Gross, and Alan M. Jacobs. Printed for the Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, 21st annual Field Conference, May 12-14, 1972. 97 pages, illustrated, includes road logs. (owner's name marked out on cover corner). $9

Illinois Guidebook 15. Depositional and Structural History of the Pennsylvanian System of the Illinois Basin. Part 1: Road Log and Descriptions of Stops: James E. Palmer and Russel R. Dutcher, editors. 1979. (Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology. Field Trip 9.) 116 p., 97 figs., 3 tables. (See also 15a below) $8

Illinois Guidebook 15a. Depositional and Structural History of the Pennsylvanian System of the Illinois Basin. Part 2: Invited Papers: James E. Palmer and Russel R. Dutcher, [eds.]. 1979. (Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology. Field trip 9.) 158 p., 99 figs., 15 tables. (See also 15 above.) $8

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Illinois State Geological Survey : Illinois Petroleum 11x8.5"

Illinois Petroleum 102 : 1974 : Silurian pinnacle reefs and related oil production in southern Illinois. By H. M. Bristol. 98p., 1 table, 5 figures, 27 oil pool studies with 78 more figures. (spine has minor tape). $12


Illinois State Geological Survey: Report of Investigations 6x9" Most illustrated.

Illinois Report of Investigations 11 : 1926 : Pleistocene Studies : 1. A notable type Pleistocene section : The Farm Creek exposure near Peoria, Illinois by Morris M. Leighton AND 2. Pre-Illinoian till in southern Illinois by Paul MacClintock. 15 pages, 5 figures. $3

Illinois Report of Investigations 77. Chester Ostracodes of Illinois: Chalmer L. Cooper. 1941. 101 p., 14 pls. Excellent plates! $10

Illinois Report of Investigations 93. Progress Reports on Subsurface Studies of the Pennsylvanian System in the Illinois Basin. 1944. 87 p., 5 pls., 12 figs. , $8

Contents of IL RI 93 :
Methods of Subsurface Study of the Pennsylvanian Strata Encountered in Rotary Drill Holes: Earle F. Taylor, M. William Pullen, Jr., Paul K. Sims, and J. Norman Payne.
Structure of the Millersville Limestone in the North Part of the Illinois Basin: Earle F. Taylor and Gilbert H. Cady.
Pennsylvanian Key Beds of Wayne County and the Structure of the "Shoal Creek" Limestone and the Herrin (No. 6) Coal Bed: Paul K. Sims, J. Norman Payne, and Gilbert H. Cady.
Coal Resources Based on Information Obtained from Rotary Drilling, February 1, 1942 to May 30, 1943: Gilbert H. Cady.

Illinois Report of Investigations 122. Upper Kinkaid (Mississippian) Microfauna from Johnson County, Illinois: Chalmer L. Cooper. 1947. (Reprinted from Journal of Paleontology, v. 21, no. 2, p. 81-94, 1947.) 14 p., 5 pls., 1 fig. Good - worn spine - $4

Illinois Report of Investigations 126. Role of Microfossils in Interregional Pennsylvanian Correlations: C. L. Cooper. 1947. (Reprinted from Journal of Geology, v. 55, no. 3, 1947.) 10 p. $1

Illinois Report of Investigations 149 : 1950 : Loess formations of the Mississippi valley. By Morris M. Leighton and H. B. Willman. Pages 599-623, 3 tables, 2 plates, 9 figures. (bumped corner) $6

Illinois Report of Investigations 182. Structure of the Shoal Creek Limestone and Herrin (No. 6) Coal in Wayne County, Illinois: Ernest P. DuBois and Raymond Siever. 1955. 7 p., 3 pls., 2 figs. (cover darkened) $2

Illinois Report of Investigations 193. Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Crawford and Lawrence Counties, Illinois: Paul Edwin Potter. 1956. 17 p., 4 plates in pocket., 5 figs., 1 table. $8

Illinois Report of Investigations 217. Late Paleozoic Sandstones of the Illinois Basin: Paul Edwin Potter. 1963. 92 p., 9 pls., 54 figs., 7 tables.$9

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Illinois State : Misc. geology publications ~9x6" unless otherwise noted, some are offprints.

Chert resources of the lower Illinois valley : a study of chert raw material distributions and their implications for Prehistoric man. By J. Thomas Meyers. 1970. Listed as both Illinois State Museum Report of Investigations 18 AND Illinois Valley Archaeological Program Research Papers volume 2. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 42 pages, 10 figures, 2 tables. (flint knapping, Native Americans) $5

Coal age fossils from Mazon Creek. By F. M. Carpenter, Alexander Petrunkevitch, Percy E. Raymond, Erik N. Kjellesvig-Waering. 1943 Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers Volume 3. 10x6.5”, maroon softcover, around 150p., paged in sections, nicely illustrated. VG. $48

Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers Volume III contains :
Part 1 – Carboniferous insects from the vicinity of Mazon Creek, Illinois. 24p.
Part 2 – Palaeozoic Arachnida of Illinois. An inquiry into their evolutionary trends. 76p.
Part 3 – Xiphosura in the Langford collection. 10p.
Part 4 – The Mazon Creek Euripterid, a revision of the Genus Lepidoderma. 64p.

Conemaugh of the eastern United States and the Canadian Maritime province. By Peggy M. Visher. 1978, for class G511 – Paleozoic Stratigraphy. 11x8.5”, comb-bound, 31 pages, illustrated. $4

Delta environments of the Lower Chesterian (Mississippian) in southern Illinois. By Beverly Seyler. 1982. This is for a field trip on April 27, 1982, Illinois Geological Society, Illinois State Geological Survey. 11x8.5”, comb-bound, 34p., 28 figures, road log, stop descriptions. $12

Engineering geology of the greater Chicago area and the south shore of Lake Michigan. Compiled by Paul B. DuMontelle, William G. Dixon, and Richard T. Cyrier. 1979 Field Trip guidebook for the annual meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 66 pages, 4 tables, 34 figures. Three days of road logs and field trip stops. Includes Stickney Deep Tunnel at the sewage treatment plant, Ned Brown Forest Preserve, Lake Michigan bluffs, Chicago River and sanitary and ship canal, Thornton Quarry and reef, Indiana dunes. (Very Good) $28

Fishes. MAPS Digest : Official Publication of Mid-America Paleontology Society, Volume 11, Number 5, Expo X Edition, 1988. Softcover, comb-bound, 11x8.5”, 87p., nicely illustrated. Consists of an introduction and 16 papers. The topics are all related to fossil fish and sharks and include mention of the following (and much more) : Green River Formation in Wyoming, Ichthyolittes from Scotland, Iniopterygia, Pliocene fish on a bed of diatoms, Cretaceous fishes of Lebanon. SCARCE. $28

Geologic and geochemical studies of the New Albany Shale group (Devonian-Mississippian) in Illinois. 1980 US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center. DOE / METC / 12142-26. Softcover, comb-bound, 11x8.5”, 183p., illus. SCARCE. VG. $38

Geomorphology of the lower Illinois Valley as a spatial-temporal context for the Koster Archaic site. By Karl W. Butzer. 1977. Illinois State Museum Report of Investigations 34. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 60 pages, 20 figures, 6 tables. (Native Americans) $6

GeoNews September 1998. Contains an interesting article "The streets of Giant City (State Park)" 11x8.5" Noticeably bumped corners. $1

Great Lakes – Ohio River Valley : Guidebook for Field Conference G. 1965 INQUA International Association for Quaternary Research, 7th congress. Organizer : Richard P. Goldthwait. Softcover, 8x5.5”, 110 pages, illustrated. Field trip covered 13 days and included Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Ontario. $7

ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM reports : check under the TITLE of the report in this Misc. section.

Ordovician Stewartville-Dubuque problems. By G. Marshall Kay. Offprint from the Journal of Geology, August-September 1935, Volume 43(6), pages 561-590. Illus. $3

Paleoethnobotany of the Koster site : the Archaic horizons. By Nancy B. Asch, Richard I. Ford, and David L. Asch.. 1972. Listed as both Illinois State Museum Report of Investigations 24 AND Illinois Valley Archaeological Program Research Papers volume 6. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 34 pages, 5 figures, 6 tables. (Native Americans) $5

Paleontology of the Niagaran Limestone in the Chicago Area. : the Trilobita. By Stuart Weller. 1907 Chicago Academy of Sciences, Bulletin # 4 Part 2 of the Natural History Survey. 9x6”, softcover, pages 163-281, plates 16-25. (EXC condition, not even a name stamp) $34

Paleozoic Geology of New Madrid Area : final report, September 1, 1980 through September 30, 1981. By Howard R. Schwalb. This is report NRC-04-77-159 prepared for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 11x8.5”, loose sheets held with a clip, not paged – around 40p., illus. Some pages look like they might be photocopies, most do not. This is probably a finished manuscript prior to formal printing (if it was published). (one page has a bent edge) $2

Petrology of the Hall and Pontiac limestone members (Upper Pennsylvanian) in Livingston county, Illinois. By Gordon Simon Fraser. 1970 M.S. thesis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 11x8.5”, loose photocopied sheets in a binder, 69p., illus. $18

Running Notes, Agricultural and Geological, of a trip to Carbondale. 1846. American Quarterly Journal of Agriculture and Science # 7. 9x6", 19p. Has been placed inside a newer cover. (bumped corners, sunned ) $3

Stratigraphy of the Mississippian Stratotype - Upper Mississippi valley, USA. Field Trip 8 - 9th International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology. by Charles Collinson, Rodney Norby, Thomas Thompson, and James Baxter. 1979 Illinois State Geological Survey. 11x8.5", 109p., illus. VG. $18

University Studies volume 3(2) : January 1909 : Also numbered as University of Illinois bulletin Volume 6(17) February 8, 1909. Softcover, 10x7”, 56 pages plus plates. (Good, partially uncut. Edges bumped with some edge nicks. Spine ends rough. Mild tanning). $19

Contents of University of Illinois Bulletin Vol. 6(17) : Studies from the Geological Department.
Preliminary account of the geology of he highlands in New Jersey. By W. S. Bayley.
Some notes on river development in the vicinity of Danville, Illinois. By Carroll H. Wegemann.
Notes on the distributions of the Mastodon in Illinois. By Rufus M. Bagg, Jr. Great photos!

Variability within a high constructive lobate delta : the Pounds Sandstone of southeastern Illinois. Edited by Frank G. Ethridge and George Franfelter. 1976. Sixth annual field conference of the Great Lakes Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM), held at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, September 25-26, 1976. Softcover, 11x8.5”, comb-bound, 76p., 3 tables, 18 figures. Includes road logs and stop descriptions. (bumped corner). SCARCE. $29

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