Loess and Sand Dunes
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Examining and photographing an exposure of loess -- near the Sangamon and Illinois Rivers.
Snail shells were abundant in this deposit.
Adhesion of particles of loess allow an almost vertical angle of repose.
Near the Illinois River, loess may be 25 feet thick!
Modern soil developed on loess.
Near vertical roadcut in loess.
Loess near the edge of the Havana Lowland -- the source of much of the silt.
The white objects are carbonate concretions.
Three somewhat cat-shaped loess kindchen
are near a boulder of Gowganda Tillite.
Sand Dunes in Downstate Illinois
Trees are growing on a small sand dune east of Rossville, Illinois.
In a limited area, outwash sand was blown into dunes.
A low sand dune along the Rossville Road -- approximately 2 miles east of Rossville.
An uprooted tree exposes sand -- east of Rossville, Illinois.
Upper Photo -- Sandy outwash plain in front of the Paxton Moraine, Rossville, Illinois.
Sand dune near Woodland, Illinois.
Note the gentle windward side of the dune to the left -- and the gradient leading to the slip-off slope to the right.
Bossie had good advice!
Photographer's audience across
Ok Bossie -- here it is!
Dune sand and snow.
Body Cemetery, Woodland, Illinois
Sand dune crest at Body Cemetery, Woodland, Illinois.
Glacial erratic monument -- Body Cemetery, Woodland, Illinois.