Describes coal, uranium, oil and gas resources; locations, potential, development methods and conflicts in the Denver and Cheyenne Basins. (See also OF-77-01.) By R.M. Kirkham and L.R. Ladwig. 258 pages. 86 figures. 16 tables. 2 plates (1:500,000). Digital PDF download. EG-12D
This investigation was conducted by the Colorado Geological Survey and cooperatively funded by a U.S. Geological Survey Grant on the Study of Environmental Impact of Energy Resource Development in the Denver Basin, Colorado. The report presents the results of a 32-month study of the geologic characteristics, development potential, and environmental problems related to the exploration for and development of energy resources in the Denver and Cheyenne Basins, Colorado. Coal, lignite, uranium, oil, and gas are evaluated in this investigation. The report is organized into the following sections: Introduction, General geology; Coal resources; Uranium resources, Oil and gas resources; and Land use conflicts related to energy resource development.