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Complete Bouguer gravity anomaly map of the state of Colorado

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2236

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Abstract

The Bouguer gravity anomaly map is part of a folio of maps of Colorado cosponsored by the National Mineral Resources Assessment Program (NAMRAP) and the National Geologic Mapping Program (COGEOMAP) and was produced to assist in studies of the mineral resource potential and tectonic setting of the State. Previous compilations of about 12,000 gravity stations by Behrendt and Bajwa (1974a,b) are updated by this map. The data was reduced at a 2.67 g/cm3 and the grid contoured at 3 mGal intervals. This map will aid in the mineral resource assessment by indicating buried intrusive complexes, volcanic fields, major faults and shear zones, and sedimentary basins; helping to identify concealed geologic units; and identifying localities that might be hydrothermically altered or mineralized.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Complete Bouguer gravity anomaly map of the state of Colorado
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
2236
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
Map: 56.17 x 40
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
Projection:
Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
Scale:
500000