B-11 Mineral Waters of Colorado

Including general descriptions with locations and water chemistry of 254 sampled springs around the state, this vintage dataset and report provides a useful baseline to compare with contemporary testing. 474 pages. 2 plates (1:1,000,000). 40 figures. Digital PDF download. B-11D

An interesting volume on groundwater science from a century ago, the 1920 bulletin provides a rich overview of statewide mineral waters and what is now a historic view of their medicinal uses. As medical science advances, many of the previously accepted medicinal uses for mineral-rich waters evolve or change completely. This is especially true of the ability of mineral waters to cure various diseases, such as syphilis, diabetes, or obesity. Although some of the technical geochemistry terms are no longer used, what has not changed since publication is the fundamental geological and chemical science of mineral waters.

Author: George, R. D., Harry A. Curtis, O. C. Lester, J. K. Crook, and J. B. Yeo. “Bulletin 11 - Mineral Waters of Colorado.” Water Resources. Bulletin. Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, 1920.
Status: Digital
Year: 1920