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Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho


Learn about the Geology of Southern Idaho with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 290 pages that are packed with detailed information about Southern Idaho's Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Southern IdahoTable of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsx
THE GEOLOGY OF SOUTHERN IDAHO1
The Basics2
Southern Idaho through Time8
VIGNETTES
1. The Catastrophic Bonneville Flood15
CELEBRATION PARK
2. Stone in the City of Trees27
BOISE URBAN GEOLOGY
3. Boise's Iconic Mesa39
TABLE ROCK
4. Idaho's Sandbox51
BRUNEAU DUNES STATE PARK
5. The Dammed River59
BLISS LANDSLIDE AND LAVA DAM
6. Ancient Lakeside Property67
HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
7. Thinking Outside the Box77
BOX CANYON
8. Niagara of the West85
SHOSHONE FALLS AND THE SNAKE RIVER CANYON
9. Surreal Sculptures95
BLACK MAGIC CANYON
10. Carved by Ice105
REDFISH LAKE AND THE SAWTOOTH RANGE
11. Fossilized Forests115
MALM GULCH
12. A Shocking Impact129
LEATON GULCH
13. Shake, Rattle, and Roll!141
THE BORAH PEAK EARTHQUAKE
14. Lunar Lavascape153
CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT AND PRESERVE
15. The Roof of the Snake River Plain167
BIG SOUTHERN BUTTE
16. Fit for a King179
KINGS BOWL
17. A Tale of Two Granites187
CITY OF ROCKS NATIONAL RESERVE
18. Precious Stone in the Gem State197
SPENCER OPAL
19. Yellowstone's Last Gasp in Idaho205
HENRYS FORK CALDERA
20. One Tuff Cone217
NORTH MENAN BUTTE
21. Travertine Terraces225
SODA SPRINGS GEYSER AND FORMATION CAVE
22. Trilobites Unite!237
SPENCE GULCH
23. Subterranean Splendor249
MINNETONKA CAVE
GPS Coordinates of Selected Locations260
Glossary264
Sources of More Information273
Index281
Geologic Time Scale292