Colorado geology then and now: following the route of the Colorado Scientific Society’s 1901 trip through central Colorado: Chapter 2

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Edited by: Lon D. Abbott and Gregory S. Hancock

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Abstract

In 1901, Charles Van Hise asked Samuel Emmons and Whitman Cross to organize a grand excursion across Colorado as part of the combined meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, GSA, and the Colorado Scientific Society (CSS). This trip replays part of that 10-day excursion across Colorado. Shortened to three days, this trip takes in some of the same sites as the 1901 trip, plus adds others of interest along the route where CSS members are reinventing geological interpretations. The trip will follow the precedent set in 1901; CSS members will serve as “site or stop hosts” in addition to the trip leader and drivers. While walking in the steps of the most famous of our profession we will also see some of the most magnificent scenery of Colorado.

USGS scientists acting as stop hosts or trip leaders on this endeavor include:

  • Pete Modreski: Stop 1-7. Royal Gorge Overlook (UTM 472526E; 4256971N)
  • Scott A. Minor, Jonathan Saul Caine, Chris J. Fridrich, and V. J. S. Grauch: Geology of the Poncha Mountain Block
  • Jonathan Caine, Chris J. Fridrich, and Scott A. Minor: Stop 2-1: Structures in Proterozoic Core of Poncha Mountain Block (UTM 405572E; 4261740N)
  • Scott A. Minor: Stop 2-2: Gravel Quarry near Mouth of Little Cochetopa Creek (UTM 402566E; 4263733N)
  • Cal Ruleman: Stop 2-6. Twin Lakes (UTM 381044E; 4326773N)
  • Chris J. Fridrich: Stop 2-7. Independence Pass; Continental Divide (3687 m; 12,095 ft) (UTM 364768E; 4329974N)
  • Jack (John C.) Reed, Jr.: Stop 3-2. Vail Pass 3250 m (10,662 ft) (UTM 395307E; 4376028N)

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Colorado geology then and now: following the route of the Colorado Scientific Society’s 1901 trip through central Colorado: Chapter 2
ISBN 9780813756332
DOI 10.1130/2013.0033(02)
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description 64 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Classic concepts and new directions: Exploring 125 years of GSA discoveries in the Rocky Mountain region
First page 19
Last page 83
Country United States
State Colorado