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Colorado geology then and now: Following the route of the Colorado Scientific Society’s 1901 trip through central Colorado

Beth Simmons
Beth Simmons
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
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January 01, 2013


In 1901, Charles Van Hise asked Samuel Emmons and Whitman Cross to organize a grand excursion across Colorado as part of the combined meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, GSA, and the Colorado Scientific Society (CSS). This trip replays part of that 10-day excursion across Colorado. Shortened to three days, this trip takes in some of the same sites as the 1901 trip, plus adds others of interest along the route where CSS members are reinventing geological interpretations. The trip will follow the precedent set in 1901; CSS members will serve as “site or stop hosts” in addition to the trip leader and drivers. While walking in the steps of the most famous of our profession we will also see some of the most magnificent scenery of Colorado.

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GSA Field Guide

Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region

Lon D. Abbott
Lon D. Abbott
Department of Geological Sciences University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado 80305 USA
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Gregory S. Hancock
Gregory S. Hancock
Department of Geology College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 23187 USA
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January 01, 2013



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