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Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

by Lon Abbott and Terri Cook

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Learn about the Geology of Colorado's Front Range with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 338 pages that are packed with detailed information about Colorado's Front Range Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range
Table of Contents

Preface
vi
Geology of Colorado's Front Range
1
1. Colorado Diamonds - It's No Hoax!
    Diamond Pipes along the Front Range
11
2. Walking the Gangplank
    Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
25
3. Nature's Master Sculptor
    Trail Ridge Road
39
4. Catastrophe in the Canyon
    The Devastating Big Thompson Flood
57
5. Deja Vu All Over Again
    Mountains Come, Mountains Go at Eldorado Canyon State Park
67
6. From Pediments to Plutonium
    The History of Rocky Flats
79
7. Where Colorado Began
    The Colorado Mineral Belt at Idaho Springs
93
8. Raising, Razing and Rebirthing the Rockies
    Tracing the Mountains' Ups and Downs around Golden
111
9. The Whole Shebang
    Red Rocks to Golden: 1,700 Million Years of Front Range History
127
10. Denver's Dinosaur Freeway
    Dinosaur Ridge
147
11. A Legacy of Fire and Flood
    The Wall Mountain Tuff and the Castle Rock Conglomerate
161
12. An Extraordinary Fossil Ecosystem
    Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
171
13. Colorado's Mountain of Gold
    Cripple Creek
185
14. Purple Mountain Majesty
    Pikes Peak, America's Mountain
199
15. Spelunking in an Ancient Sea
    Cave of the Winds
213
16. Building a Garden Fit for the Gods
    Faulting and Fins at Garden of the Gods and Nearby Parks
227
17. Hallmarks of the Hothouse World
    Paint Mines Interpretive Park
243
18. A Wound in the Skin of the Earth
    The Royal Gorge
255
19. Jurassic Park
    Dinosaurs of the Canon City Area
265
20. Legendary Dikes
    The Spanish Peaks
277
21. The Day the Dinosaurs Died
    The Infamous K-T Boundary at Trinidad Lake State Park
293
Glossary
305
Sources of More Information
318
Index
327