Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Indiana Department of Geology and Natural History 11th Annual Report


This post provides a link to the Indiana Department of Geology and Natural History 11th Annual Report of 1881 with John Collett State Geologist. It was published in 1882 at Indianapolis by Wm. B. Burford, State Printer. I am somewhat amazed they got the state legislature to pay for reports like this describing fossils and a shale layer that has no economic benefit to the state. Regardless, I am glad they did because it has been a big help to me.

I refer to this report quite a bit on this blog because it has extensive plates of the Waldron Shale fossils found in Indiana. While this scan is not the best copy it is an essential set of information for those collecting and studying fossils from this area.

One can find it at the Google Books site at this web link. Thanks Google Books for providing this great service!

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