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The Geologic Story of Colorado National Monument



LISTED BELOW in alphabetical order are the reports referred to in this report. In the next section are listed reports for additional reading, which I hope will be of general interest to most readers of this report.

Beckwith, E. G., 1854, Report of explorations for a route for the Pacific Railroad: U.S. Pacific R.R. Explor., v. 2. 128 p.

Cashion, W. B., 1973. Geologic and structure map of the Grand Junction Quadrangle. Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Misc. Inv. Ser. Map I-736 [reprinted 1979].

Cater, F. W., 1970. Geology of the salt anticline region in southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 637, 80 p.

Colorado State Planning Commission, 1959, Colorado Year Book, 1956-1958; Denver, 871 p.

Dellenbaugh. F. S., 1902, The romance of the Colorado River; New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 399 p. [reprinted 1962 by Rio Grande Press, Chicago. Ill.]

Hamilton, D. L., 1956, Colorado National Monument, past and present; Intermountain Assoc. Petroleum Geologists. 7th Ann. Field Conf. Guidebook, p. 48-49.

Hansen, W. R., 1969, The geologic story of the Uinta Mountains [with graphics by John R. Stacy]: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1291. 144 p.

Hayden. F. V., 1877, Report of progress for the year 1875: U.S. Geol. and Geog. Survey Terr., embracing Colorado and parts of adjacent territories, 827 p., 70 pls. 67 figs.

Hunt, C. B., 1969, Geologic history of the Colorado River, in The Colorado River region and John Wesley Powell: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 669, p. I-IV, 59-130.

Jennings. J. D., 1970, Canyonlands—aborigines: Naturalist, v. 21, Summer, Spec. Issue 2, p. 10-15.

Lohman, S. W., 1960, Geology of west-central Colorado, in Guide to the geology of Colorado: Geol. Soc. American, Rocky Mtn. Assoc. Geologists, and Colorado Sci. Soc., p. 66. 82-84 [with J. R. Donnell]. 86-91.

______ 1961, Abandonment of Unaweep Canyon, Mesa County, Colorado, by capture of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 424—B, art. 60, p. B144-B146. fig. 60-1.

______ 1963, Geologic map of the Grand Junction area. Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Misc. Inv. Ser. Map I-404.

______ 1965a, Geology and artesian water supply of the Grand Junction area, Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 451, 149 p.

______ 1965b. The geologic story of Colorado National Monument [with graphics by John R. Stacy]: Fruita, Colo., Colorado and Black Canyon Natural History Assoc., 56 p.

_____ 1974. The geologic story of Canyonlands National Park, with graphics by John R. Stacy: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1327, 126 p.

______ 1975, The geologic story of Arches National Park, with graphics by John R. Stacy: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1393, 113 p.

Look, Al, 1961, John Otto and the Colorado National Monument: Denver, Colo., Denver Westerners. Inc., 80 p., [second edition 1962 by Sandstone Publishing Co., Grand Junction. Colo.].

Newman, W. L., 1976, Geologic time—the age of the Earth: U.S. Geol. Survey, 20 p.

Pipiringos. G. N., and O'Sullivan. R. B., 1975, Chert pebble unconformity at the top of the Navajo Sandstone in southeastern Utah, in Canyonlands Country. Eighth annual field conference. Sept. 22-25, 1975, Guidebook: Durango, Colo., Four Corners Geol. Soc., p. 149-156.

Potter, R. M., and Rossman, G. R., 1977, Desert varnish: The importance of clay minerals; Science, v. 196, no. 4297. p. 1446-1448, June 24.

Williams, P. L., 1964, Geology, structure, and uranium deposits of the Moab Quadrangle, Colorado and Utah: U.S. Geol. Survey Misc. Inv. Ser., Map I—360 [reprinted 1976].

Wormington, H. M., and Lister, Robert H., 1956, Archaeological investigation on the Uncompahgre Plateau in west-central Colorado: Denver Mus. Nat. History Proc., no. 2, 129 p., 69 figs.

Wright, J. C., Shawe, D. R., and Lohman, S. W., 1962, Definition of members of the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone in east-central Utah and west-central Colorado: Bull. Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists, v. 46, no. 11, p. 2057-2070.


Additional Reading

Cater. F. W., 1966. Age of the Uncompahgre uplift and Unaweep Canyon, west-central Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 550-C, p. C86-C92.

Everhart, W. C., 1972, The National Park Service, Praeger Library of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies No. 13: New York, Praeger Publishers, p. i-xii, 1-276.

Follansbee, Robert, 1929, Upper Colorado River and its utilization: U.S. Geol. Survey Water-Supply Paper 617, 394 p.

Gilluly. James, Waters, A. C., and Woodford, A. O., 1975, Principles of Geology [4th ed.]: San Francisco, W. H. Freeman & Co., 527 p.

Hansen, W. R., 1965, The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, today and yesterday: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1191, 76 p.

Harris, D. V., 1978. The geologic story of the national parks and monuments [2nd ed.]: Ft. Collins, Colo., Colo. State Univ. Foundation Press, 325 p.

Hunt, C. B., 1956, Cenozoic geology of the Colorado Plateau: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 279, 99 p.

Keefer, W. R., 1971. The geologic story of Yellowstone National Park, illustrated by John R. Stacy: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 1347, 92 p.

Look, Al, 1951, In my back yard: The Univ. of Denver Press, 318 p.

______ 1955. 1,000 million years on the Colorado Plateau, land of uranium: Denver, Colo., Bell Publications, 344 p.

Miller, P. H., and Coale, B. V., 1969, Colorado National Monument, a fantastic landscape sculptured by erosion: Fruita, Colo., The Colorado—Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nature Assoc., Inc., 73 p.

Peale, A. C., 1877, Geological report on the Grand River district Colorado]. in F. V. Hayden, U.S. Geol. Survey of the Terr., Ann. Rept. 9, 1875: p. 31-101.

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