Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Limestone Layers of the Kansas Flint Hills

Dennis Toll, Mahattan CVB, and Co-Chair of the Heritage Task Force of the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc., has been taking the docent education programs at the Konza Prairie (that I wrote about on May 10). He has become very interested in the history of the limestone, among other things. He notes that the Flint Hills are underlain by lower Permiam limestone, which makes it very special and distinctive in this part of the world. He sent this photo from the Konza, with layers noted:


[Double click on photo to see larger version]

For more information on these local Kansas Flint Hills geologic marvels, here are some interesting related websites (not inclusive, by any means):

http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/field/flint/flint.htm
http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Extension/flinthills/rocks.html
http://www.msstate.edu/dept/GeoSciences/CT/TIG/WEBSITES/LOCAL/Summer2003/Geyer_Thomas/Geology_of_Kansas.html

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

2 comments:

Heidijayhawk said...

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Dr. Bill ;-) said...

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;-)