Pioneer Geologist of the American Midwest
—New Harmony, Home of —Conducted field studies in the years 1837 through 1860 that established a framework, little altered in the ensuing years, for the regional geology of the Upper Mississippi Drainage Basin. Appointed Geologist for the State of Indiana in 1837, he extended his activities to other states and territories beginning in 1839 when he was designated principal agent to explore the mineral lands of the United States in northern Illinois and in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa Territories. Studies for the State of Kentucky and Arkansas followed, and he was again State Geologist of Indiana when his life ended in 1860.
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|Placed By||Eastern Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 1:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||38.12991667, -87.93515000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 7.795', W 87° 56.109'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 7' 47.7" N, 87° 56' 6.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 454-498 IN-66, New Harmony IN 47631, US|
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