Resourceful Scenes from the Past & Present

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Resource Scenes from Past and Present Titanotheres Toadstool Park Oreodonts Waterfalls Opalized Wood Fossil horses Meek and Hayden Devil's corkscrews Ionia Volcano Agate Springs National Monument Dinohyus Gigantocamelus Potash Sand Hills Geographic center of Nebraska Mastodont Small fossil antelope Clams Trachodont Scotts Bluff Chimney Rock Castoroides Chalk Mine State Wayside Fossil leaf imprints Highest point in Nebraska Deepest hole drilled in Nebraska First producing oil well in Nebraska panhandle Ash Hollow Miocene exposure Largest fossil elephant Fossil Pleistocene land snails Abundant groundwater Plesiosaur Todd Valley Limestone Last of the Trilobites Rhinoceros Open-pit silica mine State Capitol in Lincoln Nebraska's salt lake Jules Marcoux Bison NU State Museum Musk-oxen First significant producing oil well in southwestern Nebraska Saber-tooth tigers Meteorite Inoceramus Trilophodon Clioscaphites Western boundary of Ice Age glacial deposits Crinoids Nebraska's first producing oil well Humboldt Fault Lowest point in Nebraska Fossil flowers Miocene rhinoceroses

Scene Description

Number 54 - Humboldt Fault

The down-dropped rocks along the Humboldt Fault mark the eastern flank of the Nemaha Ridge in southeastern Nebraska. These subsurface features record a period of mountain building in Nebraska's geologic past.

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Compiled by Roger K. Pabian, SNR Research Geologist, Emeritus
Illustrated by Alan Cook and Dee Ebbeka