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References on Idaho Geology
The geological literature on Idaho is extensive. A few key book references are listed below. Individual papers are cited or listed in appropriate places throughout the book. All of these sources can be found in the University Libraries in Pocatello and Boise. U.S. Geological Survey publications may be obtained from Publication Sales Offices in Spokane and Salt Lake City. Idaho Geological Survey publications may be obtained from the main office in Moscow.

In general, a geological dictionary (for example, Dictionary of Geological Terms, edited by R.L. Bates and Julia A. Jackson, (3rd edition, 1984, Doubleday Anchor Press) will be useful for those of the general public who are adventuresome enough to track down and try to understand this scientific literature.

The best general book on Idaho geology is by Terry Maley, Exploring Idaho Geology (1987, Mineral Land Publications, P.O. Box 1186, Boise, Idaho, 83701, 232 p.). An early geological summary of Idaho is by Edward F. Rodenbaugh (Sketches of Idaho Geology 1953, Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, Ltd. 267 p.). Ralph W. Maughan, Northside farmer from Rupert, has written an entertaining and wise commentary on Anatomy of the Snake River Plain: An Amateur's View (1992, Pocatello, Idaho, The Idaho State University Press, 69 p.).

Recent U.S. Geological Survey Mapsof Large Areas of Eastern Idaho and Vicinity

  1. Fisher, F.S., McIntyre, D.H., and Johnson, K.M., 1993, Geologic map of the Challis 1 x 2 quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1819, scale 1:250,000.

  2. Hladky, F.R., Kellogg, K.S., Oriel, S.S., Link, P.K., Nielson, J.W., and Amerman, R.E., 1991, Geologic map of the eastern part of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Bannock, Bingham and Caribou Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2006, scale 1;50,000.

  3. Hobbs, S.W., Hays, W.H., and McIntyre, D.H., 1991, Geologic map of the Bayhorse area, central Custer County, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1882, scale 1:62,500.

  4. Kuntz, M.A., and twelve others, 1992, Geologic map of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and adjoining areas, eastern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2330, scale 1:100,000.

  5. Love, J.D., Reed, J.C., Jr., and Christiansen, A.C., 1992, Geologic Map of Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2031, scale1:62,500.

  6. McIntyre, D.H., and Hobbs, S.W., 1987, Geologic map of the Challis Quadrangle, Custer and Lemhi Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1599, scale 1:62,500.

  7. Oriel, S.S., and Platt, L.B., 1980, Geologic map of the Preston 1 x 2 quadrangle, Idaho and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1127, scale 1:250,000.

  8. Scott, W.E., 1982, Surficial geologic map of the eastern Snake River Plain and adjacent areas, 111 to 115 W,Idaho and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1372, scale 1:250,000.

  9. U.S. Geological Survey, 1975, Geologic Map of Yellowstone National Park, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Series Map I-711, scale 1:125,000

  10. Whitehead, R.L., 1986, Geohydrologic Framework of the Snake River Plain, Idaho and Eastern Oregon, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Map HA-681, scale 1:1,000,000

  11. Whitehead, R.L., 1992, Geohydrologic Framework of the Snake River Plain Regional Aquifer System, Idaho and Eastern Oregon, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1408-B, 32 p.

  12. Worl R.G., Kiilsgaard, T.H., Bennett, E.H., Link, P.K., Lewis, R.S., Mitchell, V.E., Johnson, K.M., and Snyder, L.D., 1991, Geologic Map of the Hailey 1 x 2 quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-340, scale 1:250,000.

Recent Books on the Geology of Southern and Eastern Idaho

  1. Alt, D.D., and Hyndman, D.W., 1989, Roadside Geology of Idaho: Missoula, Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 393 p.

  2. Alt, D.D. and Hyndman, D.W., 1995, Northwest Exposures A geologic story of the Northwest: Missoula, Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Co., 443 p.

  3. Beus, S.S., editor, 1987, Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America: Centennial Field Guide, Volume 2, Boulder Colorado, Geological Society of America, 475p.

  4. Bonnichsen, Bill, and Breckenridge, R.M., editors, 1982, Cenozoic Geology of Idaho: Idaho Geological Survey Bulletin 26, 725 p.

  5. Burnett, Betty, 1985, Goodale's Cutoff: Overland Journal, Winter 1985, p. 30-34.

  6. Chamberlain, V.E., Breckenridge, R.M., and Bonnichsen, Bill, editors, 1989, Guidebook to the Geology of Northern and Western Idaho and Surrounding Area: Idaho Geological Survey Bulletin 28, 156 p.

  7. Chapin, C.E., and Zidek, J., editors, 1989, Field excursions to volcanic terranes in the western United States, Volume II: Cascades and Intermountain West: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Memoir 47, 285 p.

  8. Fisher, F.S., and Johnson, K.M., editors, 1995 Geology and Mineral Resource Assessment of the Challis 1 x 2 Quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1525, 204 p.

  9. Kerns, G.L., and Kerns, R.L., editors, 1985, Orogenic patterns and stratigraphy of north-central Utah and southeastern Idaho: Utah Geological Association Publication 14, 328 p.

  10. Link, P.K., editor, 1994, Hydrogeology, Waste Disposal, Science and Politics: Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering: Pocatello, Idaho, College of Engineering, Idaho State University, 652 p.

  11. Link, P.K. and Hackett, W.R., editors, 1988, Guidebook to the geology of central and southern Idaho: Idaho Geological Survey Bulletin 27, 319 p.

  12. Link, P.K., Kuntz, M., and Platt, L.B., editors, 1992, Regional geology of eastern Idaho and western Wyoming: Geological Society of America Memoir 179, 312p.

  13. McIntyre, D.H., editor, 1985, Symposium on the geology and mineral deposits of the Challis 1 x 2 Quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1658, 227 p.

  14. Miller, W. Roger, editor, 1987, The thrust belt revisited: Wyoming Geological Association 38th Field Conference Guidebook, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, September 8-11, 1987, 404 p.

  15. Northwest Geology, 1982, volume 11, Tobacco Root Geological Society, 1981 Field Conference, September 8-13, 1981, Pocatello, Idaho, 76 p.

  16. Northwest Geology, 1996, Geology of the Crook in the Snake River Plain, Twin Falls and vicinity, Idaho: Northwest Geology, v. 25, 123 p.

  17. Roberts, Sheila, editor, 1990, Geologic field tours of western Wyoming and parts of adjacent Idaho, Montana, and Utah: Wyoming Geological Survey Public Information Circular no. 29, Laramie, Wyoming, 191 p.

  18. Ruebelmann, Kerry L., editor, 1989, Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Volcanic Province, Jackson, Wyoming to Boise, Idaho, July 21-29, 1989, Field Trip Guidebook T305: Washington D.C., American Geophysical Union, 103 p.

  19. Schmidt, C.J., and Perry, W.J., Jr., 1988, editors, Interaction of the Rocky Mountain Foreland and the Cordilleran thrust belt: Geological Society of America Memoir 171, 582 p.

  20. Snoke, A.W., Steidtmann, J.R., and Roberts, S.M., editors, 1993, Geology of Wyoming: Geological Survey of Wyoming Memoir No. 5, 2 vols. plus map packet.

  21. Wilson, James R., 1992, Field Guide to geologic excursions in Utah and adjacent areas of Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 92-3, 482 p.

  22. Worl, R.G., Link, P.K., Winkler, G.R., and Johnson, K.M., editors, 1995, Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hailey 1 x 2 Quadrangle and the Western part of the Idaho Falls 1 x 2 Quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2064, Chapters A-R.


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