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General statement on the Cedar Creek slide, Montrose, Colorado

Open-File Report 46-29

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Abstract

The Cedar Creek slide is located about ten miles east of Montrose in southwestern Colorado, along the Denver Rio Grande and Western Railroad. It occupies an area about 1,000 feet square and has a maximum height above the railroad grade of more than 300 feet. The slide occurred on the north edge of a large undulated mesa composed of massive to thin-layered Mancos shale capped by 15 to 25 feet of coarse boulder gravels.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
General statement on the Cedar Creek slide, Montrose, Colorado
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
46-29
Year Published:
1946
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
7 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
City:
Montrose
Other Geospatial:
Cedar Creek Slide