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Starrs Cave Park, Burlington area, Des Moines County, southeastern Iowa

By
Brian F. Glenister
Brian F. Glenister
Department of Geology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242,
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Alan C. Kendall
Alan C. Kendall
Department of Geology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada,
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Jennifer A. Person, (Collins)
Jennifer A. Person, (Collins)
(Collins), 2011 Goldsmith Street, Houston, Texas 77030,
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Alan-B. Shaw
Alan-B. Shaw
1315 Kamira Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028,
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Published:
January 01, 1987

Abstract

Starrs Cave Park and Preserve is a facility situated on FlintCreek (Fig. 1) in the northern outskirts of Burlington, DesMoines County, Iowa (W½Sec.19, T.70N., R.2W.). It is administeredby the Des Moines County Conservation Board, Courthouse Burlington, Iowa 52601. Continuous exposures extending from the Late Devonian English River Siltstone through the Early Mississippian (Kinderhookian) carbonates of the North HillGroup and into the Medial Mississippian (Osagean) BurlingtonLimestone extend for 0.5 mi (0.8 km) along the east bank of FlintCreek. At low creek levels, the exposures are accessible directly from the Starrs Cave parking lot, on the west side of Flint Creekoff Irish Ridge Road. A steep foot trail down the cliffs to the eastprovides access from the northern extension of Irish Ridge Road during periods of high water.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

Geological Society of America
Volume
3
ISBN electronic:
9780813754093
Publication date:
January 01, 1987

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