|25 October 2010
GSA Release No.10-55
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
New Rocky Mountain Field Guide Looks through the Generations
Boulder, CO, USA - Developed in conjunction with the 2010 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver, Colorado, USA, this new volume from The Geological Society of America includes 10 field trips in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beyond. The field guide is a valuable tool not just for meeting attendees but for all levels of geoscientists interested in following in the footsteps of the explorers who began the work of understand the this unique and wonderful region.
Trips within Colorado examine the evolution of the Colorado Rockies; the nature of the Colorado Headwaters Basin as it relates to the timing of Front Range uplift; the interplay of sedimentation and tectonics as seen in the Garden of the Gods; debris flows in Chalk Creek Valley; geologic and mine map data of the Colorado Mineral Belt; the geologic characteristics of and anthropogenic impacts on the San Juan volcanic field; and the urban Boulder Creek ecosystem.
Trips outside Colorado head to the Lewis and Clark Line, Montana, to examine the tectonic evolution of crustal-scale flower structures in the Rocky Mountains; to the Questa molybdenum mine, New Mexico, for an overview of a USGS project designed to estimate pre-mining groundwater chemistry there; and to the Book Cliffs of Utah to better understand the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway.
Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .
Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann,
Through the Generations: Geologic and Anthropogenic Field Excursions in the Rocky Mountains from Modern to Ancient
Lisa A. Morgan and Steven L. Quane (editors)
Geological Society of America Field Guide 18
FLD018, 240 p., $50.00; Member price $40.00