Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology: Colorado Geologic Survey

Title: Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology: Colorado Geologic Survey, Vincent Matthews, Compiler, 2009 Reviewed by Kristine Peterson Publication: The Outcrop, August 2009, p. 10 The new Tourist Guide To Colorado Geology from the Colorado Geologic Survey is a geologic highway map unlike most you have seen. It is actually a mini-geologic lesson and guide to points … More Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology: Colorado Geologic Survey

President’s Column – October 2001

Title: A Legislative Update of Geological Interest Author: Susan Landon Publication: The Outcrop, October 2001, p. 3, 7 Politics can be frustrating. The following is a recent example from Colorado. This past legislative session saw a troubling series of events regarding the status of the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS). The current State statutes contain conflicting statements regarding … More President’s Column – October 2001

The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Title: The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?” Author: Vince Matthews Publication: The Outcrop, September 2001, p. 22 Did you know that Colorado is one of the premier areas in the world for studying calderas? Calderas form when large ash flows spew out of the earth creating voids that the overlying rocks collapse into, … More The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Colorado State Geologist Elected as President of AASG

Title: Colorado State Geologist Elected as President of AASG Publication: The Outcrop, September 2001, p. 22 Vicki Cowart, State Geologist and Director of the Colorado Geologic Survey, was recently elected President of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG). Cowart, who earned a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, was appointed Colorado’s … More Colorado State Geologist Elected as President of AASG

The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Title: The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?” Author: Vince Matthews Publication: The Outcrop, July 2001, p. 13 Did you know that Colorado has more than 30,000 square miles of wind-blown deposits and an example of virtually every kind of sand dune? Colorado is rich in spectacular sand dunes of all ages, including huge modern-day dunes, extensive … More The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Title: The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?” Author: Vince Matthews Publication: The Outcrop, May/April 2001, p. 15 Did you know that Stegosaurus is Colorado’s state fossil? The Legislature wisely chose this dinosaur to represent our rich fossil treasures. Stegosauri roamed over many parts of Colorado during Jurassic Morrison time. Bones are found in such … More The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Earthquake Risk

Title: Earthquake Risk: From Awareness to Action — A Mile-High Challenge Western States Seismic Policy Council Annual Meeting, September 15 – 18, 2002 Publication: The Outcrop, September 2002, p. 21 Serious natural and human-caused hazards challenge the nation today. Every community must strive to protect its population and facilities. Earthquake-hazard professionals continue to apply their skills to help … More Earthquake Risk

The Colorado Geological Survey asks, “Did you know that Colorado has a new state mineral?”

Title: The Colorado Geological Survey asks, “Did you know that Colorado has a new state mineral?” Author: Vince Matthews Publication: The Outcrop, June 2002, p. 17 Did you know that Governor Owens signed a bill on April 17, 2002, making rhodochrosite the state mineral? It won out over 773 other minerals found in Colorado and takes its place … More The Colorado Geological Survey asks, “Did you know that Colorado has a new state mineral?”

The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Title: The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?” Author: Vince Matthews Publication: The Outcrop, February 2002, p. 12 Did you know how important Colorado is to the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary story? In the 1940’s South Table Mountain was the first place in the world where the K/T boundary was described in terrestrial rocks; dinosaur bones below, only mammals … More The Colorado Geological Survey Asks, “Did You Know?”

Letter to the Editors – December 2003

Title: Letter to the Editors From: Friends of the NDGS Publication: The Outcrop, December 2003, p. 12 Editors’ Note: As a follow-up to the lead article in the October Outcrop regarding potential reorganization of the Colorado Geological Survey, only one letter to the editor was received from a group of concerned geoscientists in North Dakota. The text … More Letter to the Editors – December 2003