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Monroe Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Monroe Co.County
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Sparta9,679 (2017)
Tomah9,357 (2017)
Cashton1,097 (2017)
Portland1,065 (2017)
Norwalk638 (2017)
Wilton506 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
comté de Monroe, Wisconsin, États-Unis
German:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
contea di Monroe, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Монро, Висконсин, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
門羅縣, 威斯康辛州, 美国
Spanish:
Condado de Monroe, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Arabic:
مقاطعة مونرو, ويسكونسن, الولايات المتحدة
Basque:
Monroe konderria , Wisconsin
Bavarian:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Vaoanigte Stootn
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
মনরৌ কাউন্টি, উইসকনসিন, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Монро, Уисконсин, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Monroe County, Wisconsin
Dutch:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Verenigde Staten
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان مونروو، ویسکانسین, ویسکانسین, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Hungarian:
Monroe megye, Wisconsin, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Japanese:
モンロー郡, ウィスコンシン州, アメリカ合衆国
Latin:
Monroe Comitatus, Visconsinia, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Low Saxon/Low German:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Min Dong Chinese:
Monroe Gông, Wisconsin
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Monroe Kūn
Norwegian:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Monroe, Wisconsin, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Monroe, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Monroe, Wisconsin, Statele Unite ale Americii
Sardinian:
contea de Monroe, Wisconsin, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Serbian:
Округ Монро , Висконсин, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Traditional Chinese:
門羅縣, 威斯康辛州, 美國
Turkish:
Monroe County, Wisconsin, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Монро, Вісконсин, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
مونرو کاؤنٹی، وسکونسن, وسکونسن, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Vietnamese:
Quận Monroe, Wisconsin, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Waray:
Condado han Monroe, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos


Monroe County is underlain mainly by Cambrian sedimentary rocks such as quartz sandstone. Ordovician dolomitic carbonates top the highlands in the southern half of the county. The dolostones are often quarried for road metal and other uses. Some remanent outliers of Cretaceous continental sediments (Windrow Formation)are known. The County is mostly in the Driftless Area, hence topography is dominated by bedrock resistance. Erosion has carved the rocks into scenic bluffs and glens (locally called coulees). The floor of Glacial Lake Wisconsin gives rise to some interesting topography in the northeastern corner of the county where Cambrian sandstone "sea stacks" and former islands in the lake are preserved as isolated bluffs, such as in Mill Bluff State Park.

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Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.
'Glauconite'
Formula: (K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Reference: Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Glauconite'-(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
'Glauconite'71.2.2a.5(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
KPotassium
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2

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Thwaites, W. H. & F. T. Twenhofel (1921) Windrow Formation: an upland gravel formation of the driftless and adjacent areas of the upper Mississippi Valley: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 32 (2): 293-314.
Dott, Robert H. & J.W. Attig, (2004) Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, Mountain Press, 345 p.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Wisconsin
Wikidata ID:Q932966
GeoNames ID:5263335

External Links

Wisconsin Mineral index - Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

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