Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State's Subterranean Treasures

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Big Earth Publishing, 2004 - Travel - 223 pages
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Take a mysterious and fascinating tour through Iowa's underground treasures. This guide will reveal the state's subterranean attractions including show and wild caves, springs, mining sites and other geological and man-made sites. Includes fun stories and legends about cave fairies, trolls and ghost towns."
  

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User Review  - Robert_Kray - LibraryThing

Great way to find and explore several sites in Iowa. Especially several within drive time from Minneapolis. Who would have thought that flat old Iowa had so much underneath it? Great tool for finding and helping with exploring. Read full review

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Dear Mr. Brick: I was on the first major trip into coldwater cave where we took off our diving tanks and proceeded on foot for 3 and 1/4 miles. A trip that lasted 24 plus hours. You need to do your research. There is a 99 year lease on the property above coldwater that was produced in 1970 that still is in effect. tom egert  

Contents

Spook Cave Clayton County
12
Crystal Lake Cave Dubuque County
16
Wild caves
20
Black Hawks Cave Allamakee County
21
Bixby Ice Cave Clayton County
23
Skull Cave Clinton County
25
Backbone Cave Delaware County
28
Black Hawk Spring and Cave Des Moines County
31
Mines of Spain Recreation Area Dubuque County
113
Coal Mines
116
Appanoose County Historical and Coal Mining Museum Appanoose County
120
Boone County Historical Center Boone County
122
Madrid Historical Museum Boone County
125
Jasper County Historical Museum Jasper County
128
Brick School Museum Keokuk County
131
John L Lewis Mining and Labor Museum Lucas County
133

Starrs Cave State Preserve Des Moines County
34
Catfish Cave Dubuque County
37
White Pine Hollow State Preserve Dubuque County
39
Brush Creek Canyon State Preserve Fayette County
42
Duttons Cave Fayette County
44
Talus Boulder Cave Fayette County
46
Eldora Cave Hardin County
49
Wildcat Cave Hardin County
50
Frankenstein Cave Jackson County
53
Maquoketa Caves State Park Jackson County
55
Werdens Cave Jackson County
61
Camp Wyoming Jones County
64
Indian Bluff Cave Jones County
67
Searryls Cave State Preserve Jones County
70
Wapsipinicon State Park Jones County
72
Mosquito Cave Linn County
75
PalisadesKepler State Park Linn County
77
Three Bridges Park Caves Marshall County
80
Wildcat Den State Park Muscatine County
83
Coldwater Spring State Preserve Winneshiek County
86
Decorah Ice Cave Winneshiek County
90
Dunnings Spring Park Winneshiek County
95
Malanaphy Springs Cave and Waterfall Winneshiek County
98
Troll Cave Winneshiek County
101
Mining Museums
104
Lead Mines
106
Lead Crevice Dubuque County
109
Lucas County Historical Museum Lucas County
138
MekherDallas Coal Mining and Heritage Museum Marion County
140
Monroe County Historical Museum Monroe County
143
State Historical Society Polk County
146
Ottumwa Coal Palace Wapello County
149
Living Underground
152
Northeast Iowa Cold Air Community Black Hawk County
153
Bat Caves Clayton County
157
Discovery Cave Ida County
160
Rootscape Tunnel Jasper County
163
Earth Lodges Mills County
166
Subterranean Biome Polk County
170
Secrets of the Cave Scott County
173
Artificial Loess Cave Woodbury County
176
Other Sites
179
EOWATA Adair County
180
Herbert Hoover Library and Museum Cedar County
183
Old Brewery Art Gallery and Museum Clayton County
187
Bertrand Museum Harrison County
190
Harmon Tunnel Madison County
193
Grotto of the Redemption Palo Alto County
196
More Iowa Caving Opportunities
201
Glossary of Caving and Mining Terms
205
List of Resources
211
Index
214
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About the author (2004)

Greg Brick is Professor of Geology at Normandale College in Bloomington, Minnesota

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