Duer Ranch, Merrill County, Nebraska: Contrast between Cenozoic fluvial and eolian deposition
James B. Swinehart, R. F. Diffendal, Jr., 1987. "Duer Ranch, Merrill County, Nebraska: Contrast between Cenozoic fluvial and eolian deposition", North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Donald L. Biggs
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The Duer Ranch locality is situated on either side of U.S. 26 in southeastern Merrill County, Nebraska, halfway between the villages of Lisco and Broadwater and about 54 mi (90 km)southeast of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The Rush Creek Land and Livestock Company currentlyowns all of sections 28, 29, 33, 34, and 35 of T. 19 N., R.47 W., as well as parts of sections 2, 3, 4, 10, and 11 of T. 18N., R.47W. (Broadwater and Tar Valley SW, 7½-minute Quadrangles; Fig. 1). The owners have allowed geologists to study the exposures on ranch property providedthat visitors stop at the ranch headquarters (Fig. 1) and obtain permission from the ranch foreman. Vehicles shouldbe parked inside the gate on thenorth side of U.S. 26 in the SW¼ Sec. 3, T.18N., R47.W. (Fig. 1), and all study ofthe site should be done on foot.Be certain to closeany gates that you open, anddo not smoke on the property. Rattlesnakes are found on the ranch. If you have asmall group and wish to examine the exposures in the southeast corner of the locality, two vehicles can park safely along the north side of the road cut on U.S. 26 in the NE¼ NW¼ sec. 10, T.18N., R.47W.