St. Peter Sandstone

St. Peter Sandstone

The bluffs along the Mississippi contain St. Peter sandstone. Laid down by a tropical ocean some 470 million years ago, this formation extends as far as Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska.

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-/.\-Itachi's picture
-/.\-Itachi says:

The dead trees on top really set the mood. I don't like the whole sign and road thing, though. The photographer should've gotten a different picture.

posted on Mon, 07/28/2008 - 1:21pm
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do says:

the sandstone is between 2 harder limesto ne layers which helps explain how the falls move up the river. The U has and underground building they created in the St. Peter layerby using high pressure water hoses and pumps. It stays 50 deg yr-round so is very energy efficient.

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 3:48pm
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Anonymous says:

the james hill house is cool. If you get the tour you can see secret passages and huge halls and even the newest things in his time.

posted on Sun, 03/30/2008 - 2:39pm
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nicole jonas says:

this picture is so cool and beautiful. i wish i could see it in person!! where is it and why did you take a picture of it? and could you tell me how to get there from the anoka area? please and thank you!!! :) :]] :0

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 3:05pm
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Geology student says:

The St. Peter Sandstone and the town of St. Peter were both named after the St. Peter River, which was the original name of the present Minnesota River. But if you search St. Peter Sandstone online you WILL find lots of amazing images, because it turns up in a bunch of states and State Parks.

posted on Sun, 12/16/2007 - 7:04am
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Anonymous says:

how do you get there??? i want to see it

posted on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 8:46am
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Anonymous says:

What makes this "St. Peter" sandstone. Am I to see an image in it?

posted on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 1:54pm
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Anonymous says:

Battle Creek Regional Park has caves like this.

posted on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 12:45pm
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Anonymous says:

Where are the caves in the park

posted on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 2:20pm
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Liza says:

The big ones are closed off because they're dangerous. They collapse, fill with carbon monoxide, etc. But there are little ones all over the place. Take a walk in the section of the park accessible from Point Douglas Road. There are some immediately north of the big trail.

posted on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 9:14am
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Anonymous says:

I recently found a 250 pound slab of St. Peter sandstone full of vertical Skolithos burrows in Crawford County, Wisconsin...awesome!!

posted on Sat, 06/30/2007 - 8:41pm
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Anonymous says:

i think this is so interesting

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 11:26am
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Anonymous says:

Look at this wonderful picture

posted on Sat, 07/22/2006 - 12:26pm
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Makala says:

It is amazing how far this rock formation can extend.

posted on Tue, 07/22/2008 - 2:32pm
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Anonymous says:

oh my goodness that was a beautiful picture i loved the mountains and the exibits they were awsome,how did u like them were they great

posted on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 1:10pm
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Anonymous says:

this kind of looks like missouri not minnisota but it is beautifual

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 2:25pm
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Anonymous says says:

i think it kinda looks like Wisconsin's mountains!

posted on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 6:44pm
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choco102 says:

I also think so.

posted on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 9:13pm
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Anonymous says:

hey this is were my mom lives

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 1:33pm
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briana says:

I agree with you!

posted on Fri, 02/16/2007 - 3:31pm
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ANONYMOUS says:

who would ever guess it would be near a highway

posted on Fri, 03/16/2007 - 1:22pm