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Illinois Landscapes

GeoT Geography | Glacial Erratic Boulders | The Ultimate Erratic? | Ultimate Erratic -- Page 2 | Glacial Landforms -- 1 | Glacial Landforms -- 2 | Glacial Landforms -- 3 | Glacial Landforms -- 4 | Loess and Sand Dunes | Hoopeston's Location | Landscape of Northern Vermilion County | Penfield Illinois



The landscapes of Illinois are soft and subtle over most of the state, but this has not always been the case.

As much geologic action has taken place here as anywhere, and evidence of it exists if we know where and how to look for it.

The fascinating story of Illinois' Geologic History Click Here!!

Few would think Illinois was once the site
of volcanic activity, earthquakes and rifting, mountain ranges, meteor impacts, and then a series of major glaciations -- it all happened right here!


Middle Fork of the Vermilion River
Champaign County

Mr. Ray Wiggers' Fantastic Book About Illinois Geology

Galena -- Lead & Zinc Mining

Coal in Illinois

Illinois Oil & Natural Gas

Loess Deposits in Illinois

Limestone Topography in Illinois

Fluorite -- Illinois State Mineral

Precambrian Continents -- Illinois' former locations

Lake Michigan & Chicago's Lakeshore

The Tully Monster!

Assorted Views of Illinois From Cypress Swamps to the Galena Territory

Physiographic Divisions of Illinois

Soils of Illinois


Moraine crest -- east central Illinois


Illinois is not ALL corn and soybean fields.


Loess bluff near the Sangamon River
Mason County


Glacial Erratic Boulders