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Preliminary Field Report of the United States Geological Survey of Colorado and New Mexico

Annual Report

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SIR : In accordance with your instructions dated Washington, April 1, 1869, I have the honor to transmit my preliminary field report of the United States geological survey of Colorado and New Mexico, conducted by me, under your direction, during the past season. A portion of your instructions is as follows :  “You will proceed to the field of your labors as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made and the season will permit, and your attention will be especially directed to the geological, mineralogical and agricultural resources of the Territories herein designated; you will be required to ascertain the age, order of succession, relative position, dip, and comparative thickness of the different strata and geological formations, and examine with care all the beds, veins, and other deposits, of ores, coals, clays, marls, peat, and other mineral substances, as well as the fossil remains of the different formations; and you will also make full collections in geology, mineralogy, and paleontology, to illustrate your notes taken in the field.”

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Preliminary Field Report of the United States Geological Survey of Colorado and New Mexico
Series title:
Annual Report
Subseries:
U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories
Year Published:
1869
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington D.C.
Description:
151 p.
Public Comments:
Alternate title: Third Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. Conducted under the authority of Hon. J. D. Cox, Secretary of the Interior. Reprinted in 1873 under title: First, Second, and Third Annual Reports of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories for the years 1867, 1868, and 1869. List of annual reports, with contents of each, and author and subject index may be found in "Catalogue and index of the publications of the Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler surveys" by L.F. Schmeckebier. 1904. (U.S. Geological Survey. Bulletin no. 222).
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado, New Mexico
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