MO Inst. of Natural Science

General Hours of Operation
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We are closed on Sundays. Our address is 2327 W. Farm Road 190, Springfield, MO 65810 The cave is not open to the public.
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Paper accepted at 2nd International Congress
September 24-27 2005
The Riverbluff Cave Site of Greene County, Missouri.
Matthew Forir, Springfield-Greene County Parks, 1923 North Weller Ave. Springfield, Mo 65803; Chuck Ciampaglio, Dept. Geology, Wright State Univ. Celina, Oh 45822

The Riverbluff Cave Site was discovered on September 11, 2001 during construction of a road in Southwest Greene County, Missouri. Workers accidentally blasted a 40 feet
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The Dating Process
Cosmogenic (Burial) Dating
Over the last decade in-situ-produced cosmogenic nuclides such as 26Al, 10Be and 36Cl have been increasingly used to date glacial landforms. This method has been checked by other dating techniques (Grainger 1997 and 2001) and has been proven to be effective. As uses diversify for this technique applications were soon taken to the cave environment primarily because the only requirements is
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Iowa Professor Visits Riverbluff Cave
January 2005
Jeffery Dorale Ph.D. Geology, University of Iowa Assistant Professor specializing in Stable Isotope Geochemistry dates the first speleothem from Riverbluff Cave.
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Riverbluff Cave receives electricity.
October 2004
In late October electrical service was provided to Riverbluff Cave. This was accomplished through generous donations of materials and labor from several professional organizations interested in helping further the caves reasearch. While their are no plans to either fully or permanently light the cave, this does allow additional lighting and electrical options during scientific reasearch and exploration.
Riverbluff Cave featured on The Discovery Channel
The Discovery Channel recently featured a video about Riverbluff Cave on their website. The Daily Planet, their online video newspaper ran the video on Tuesday, July 13, 2004. Furthermore, The Science Channel will air the video Friday, July 23 2004, at 7:00PM Central Time. The Science Channel is available on most cable networks, and on both Direct TV and Dish
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