B-00 CGS First Report 1908


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Citation: George, R. D. “Bulletin 00 - First Report, 1908.” Bulletin. Denver, CO: Colorado State Geological Survey, 1909.


Colorado Geological Survey First Report, 1908, With Accompanying Papers. Dated 1909 by R.D. George. 6 pages, plus 4 attached papers. 22 plates. Digital PDF download. B-00D

This historical report documents the official creation of the Colorado Geological Survey in 1907 as well as field work completed in 1908.

Excerpted from the report:

The field work completed during the season in 1908, included: 1. An area of 110 square miles about Hahns Peak, Routt County, has been mapped on a scale of one inch to the mile. 2. The Boulder County Tungsten Field, 90 square miles, has been mapped on a scale of one inch to the mile. 3. The sedimentary formations flanking the foothills have been studied and mapped from the Wyoming line southward for 75 miles, to connect up with detailed work done by the U.S. Geological Survey further south, and complete the strip across the state. This work was done to determine the age of the formations preparatory to publishing the geological map, and as a basis for a study of the economic deposits, such as clays, cement materials and building stones. 4. The Montezuma area in Summit County, 22 miles, has been mapped in detail, both topographically and geologically.

Also documented in this report: the assembling of a library of over 600 volumes for freight cost alone ($10.00!); the beginnings of a bibliography of 5,000 entries; the mapping of the various metalliferous deposits of the state; correspondence efforts related to 1,200 letters bearing on the geology and mineral resource of the state; and the state of other projects later published in various bulletins.

Papers included in this report include: “The Main Tungsten Area of Boulder County Colorado by R.D. George With Notes on the Intrusive Rocks by R. D. Crawford” (103 pages); “The Montezuma Mining District of Summit County Colorado” by H.B. Patton (144 pages); “The Foothills Formations of North Central Colorado”, by J. Henderson (188 pages); “The Hahns Peak Region Routt County Colorado, an Outline Survey” by R.D. George and R.D. Crawford (243 pages). Each of these reports has an accompanying geologic map, some also include photographs.