The Carboniferous formations and faunas of Colorado

Professional Paper 16



In the following pages the geology and paleontology of the Carboniferous rocks of Colorado are discussed from the viewpoint of the stratigraphic paleontologist. This viewpoint is also that of one not personally acquainted with the field in question, except in very small measure. I made or assisted in making a few collections of fossils, and enjoyed the privilege of being connected for a month with a field party under the charge of Mr. Whitman Cross during the season of 1900. Most of the extensive collections which I have studied are the work of others, and the strata, in their characters and mutual attitudes, have been viewed only through the pages of geologic reports. The tendencies of my work are almost exclusively toward the historical geology, for from the nature of the case, even had I wished, it would have been difficult to dear with the structural or economic phases of the subject. 

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Carboniferous formations and faunas of Colorado
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 16
DOI 10.3133/pp16
Year Published 1903
Language English
Publisher Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 533 p.
Country United States
State Colorado
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