The Mountain Geologist Best Paper for 2001

Title: The Mountain Geologist Best Paper for 2001
Publication: The Outcrop, January 2002, p. 23

The RMAG congratulates Robert M. Kirkham, Randall K. Streufert, James R. Budahn, Michael J. Kunk, and William J. Perry for having their outstanding paper, “Late Cenozoic Regional Collapse Due to Evaporite Flow and Dissolution in the Carbondale Collapse Center, West-Central Colorado,” selected as The Mountain Geologist Best Paper for 2001.

This scientifically-interesting, and extremely well-written paper characterizes the Carbondale Collapse Center, an area in west-central Colorado deformed during the late Cenozoic as a result of dissolution and flow of Pennsylvanian evaporitic rocks. The authors use a multidisciplinary approach in constraining the timing and amount of collapse, and indicate that the collapse process continues today.

Selecting The Mountain Geologist best paper this year was particularly difficult because of the number of extremely high quality papers submitted and published. We thank all of the authors for their contributions and hard work, and encourage RMAG members to read all of these interesting papers.

Again, congratulations to Robert M. Kirkham, Randall K. Streufert, James R. Budahn, Michael J. Kunk, and William J. Perry.

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