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Map showing potential sources of gravel and crushed-rock aggregate in the greater Denver area, Front Range urban corridor, Colorado

IMAP 856-A

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Abstract

Gravel and (or) crushed-rock aggregates are essential commodities for urban development, but supplies in many places are exhausted or otherwise eliminated by urban growth. Gravel resources may be exhausted by exploitation, covered by urban spread, or eliminated from production by zoning. this conflict between a growing need and a progressively reduced supply can be forestalled by informed land-use planning. Fundamental to intelligent decisions on land use is knowledge of the physical character, distribution, and quantity of the gravel resources of an area, and of the alternative resource of rock suitable for crushing. This map has been prepared to supply data basic to land-use planning in the Front Range Urban Corridor.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map showing potential sources of gravel and crushed-rock aggregate in the greater Denver area, Front Range urban corridor, Colorado
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
856
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Cover sheet: 1 p.; Plate: 44.35 x 37.21 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
City:
Denver
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N