Evolution of the landscape along the Clear Creek Corridor,Colorado--Urbanization, aggregate mining, and reclamation
Prime agricultural land along the Clear Creek floodplain, Colorado, attracted settlement in the 1850's but the demand for sand and gravel for 1900's construction initiated a sequence of events that exceeded previous interests and created the modified landscape and urban ecosystem that exists today. The Clear Creek valley corridor offers a landscape filled with a persistent visible and hidden reminder of it's past use.The map sheets illustrate the Clear Creek landscape as a series of compositions, both at the macro view (in the spatial context of urban structure and highways from aerial photographs) and micro view (from the civic scale where landscape features like trees, buildings, and sidewalks are included). The...
Thirty-nine types of surficial geologic deposits and residualmaterials of Quaternary age are described and mapped in the greaterDenver area, in part of the Front Range, and in the piedmont andplains east of Denver, Boulder, and Castle Rock. Descriptionsappear in the pamphlet that accompanies the map. Landslidedeposits, colluvium, residuum, alluvium, and other deposits ormaterials are described in terms of predominant grain size, mineralor rock composition (e.g., gypsiferous, calcareous, granitic,andesitic), thickness of deposits, and other physicalcharacteristics. Origins and ages of the deposits and geologichazards related to them are noted. Many lines between geologicunits on our map were placed by generalizing...
Distribution and quality of potential sources of aggregate infrastructure resources project area, Colorado-Wyoming
Crushed stone and sand and gravel are the main types of naturalaggregate used in the United States. Aggregate is used in nearlyall residential, commercial, and industrial building construction,and in most public works projects including roads and highways,bridges, railroad and light rail beds, airports, water and sewersystems, and tunnels. Much of the infrastructure built during the1950s and 1960s has deteriorated to a point that requires extensiverepair or replacement. All this construction requires enormousamounts of aggregate. In Colorado, for example, nearly 45 milliontons of aggregate, or about 12 tons per person, were producedduring 1994.
A spatial database of bedding attitudes to accompany Geologic map of the greater Denver area, Front Range urban corridor, Colorado, by Donald E. Trimble and Michael N. Machette
This digital map shows bedding attitude symbols display overthe geographic extent of surficial deposits and rockstratigraphic units (formations) as compiled by Trimble andMachette 1973-1977 and published in 1979 (U.S. GeologicalSurvey Map I-856-H) under the Front Range Urban CorridorGeology Program. Trimble and Machette compiled their geologicmap from published geologic maps and unpublished geologicmapping having varied map unit schemes. A convenient feature ofthe compiled map is its uniform classification of geologicunits that mostly matches those of companion maps to thenorth (USGS I-855-G) and to the south (USGS I-857-F).Published as a color paper map, the Trimble and Machette mapwas intended for land-use planning...