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Mountains and plains Denver's geologic setting

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A slice of geologic history is exposed to view in the Denver, Colorado area. Denver is situated on the High Plains near the east front of the Rocky Mountains. As one travels westward from Denver toward the mountains, successively older rocks are crossed from the geologically young rocks of the High Plains and the South Platte River valley to the older rocks of the foothills and the ancient rocks of the mountains. Thus, within a few miles,the journey turns back the pages of time in a lifesized textbook that vividly illustrates the geologic events that shaped the landscape.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Mountains and plains Denver's geologic setting
Series title:
General Information Product
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
23 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
City:
Denver