Gypsum Resource: Fort Dodge Area, February 1980

(1980) Gypsum Resource: Fort Dodge Area, February 1980. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

The gypsum industry at Fort Dodge is over 100 years old. The industry employs nearly 1000 people and currently has an estimated annual payroll of $12,000,000. Nationally, the industry has kept Iowa among the top four gypsum producing states for many years. The gypsum deposits at Fort Dodge are tentatively correlated as Jurassic in age and were deposited in a restricted basin of saline waters, possibly a play a lake (desert lake) environment. Post-depositional erosion has reduced the thickness and the lateral extent and continuity of the deposits.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: gypsum, environmental quality, environmental resources
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
ID Code: 26168
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2018 20:32
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 20:32
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26168