Field trip to Manitou Springs, Colorado, with specific emphasis on the sediments of Cave of the Winds and their relationship to nearby alluvial deposits and spring sediments
Published:January 01, 1999
Fred G. Luiszer, 1999. "Field trip to Manitou Springs, Colorado, with specific emphasis on the sediments of Cave of the Winds and their relationship to nearby alluvial deposits and spring sediments", Colorado and Adjacent Areas, David R. Lageson, Alan P. Lester, Bruce D. Trudgill
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Allogenic and authigenic sediments at Cave of the Winds can be correlated to nearby sediments. The allogenic sediments, which consist of clay, silt and sand, are correlated to the Nussbaum Alluvium. Magnetostratigraphy of the cave sediments combined with the aminostratigraphy of alluvial terraces in the Manitou Springs area indicate that the Nussbaum Alluvium is ~1.9 Ma and that the major episode of sedimentation in Cave of the Winds started ~4.5 Ma and stopped ~1.5 Ma.
The authigenic sediments, which consist of iron and manganese oxides, are correlated to similar modern spring sediments. The spring sediments along with the chemistry...
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This first volume in the series includes trips held in conjunction with the 1999 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, with more than 12 GSA-sponsored field trip guides presented in one volume. This year, the GSA Field Guide exposes readers to the beauty and diversity of the Colorado region, including trips focusing on sedimentology, hydrogeology, coal areas, tectonics, and other disciplines.