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Quaternary geology of the Grand and Battlement Mesas Area, Colorado; description, distribution, and geologic history of surficial deposits on and adjacent to Grand and Battlement Mesas, western Colorado,

Author: Warren E Yeend; Geological Survey (U.S.),
Publisher: Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1969.
Series: Geological Survey professional paper, 617.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yeend, Warren E., 1936-.
Quaternary geology of the Grand and Battlement Mesas Area, Colorado
(OCoLC)891574803
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren E Yeend; Geological Survey (U.S.),
OCLC Number: 15930
Description: vi, 50 pages illustrations, maps (1 folded color in pocket) 29 cm.
Contents: Abstract --
Introduction --
Location and size of area --
Methods of study --
Previous work --
Acknowledgments --
Physiographic setting --
Climate --
Rainfall and temperature --
Mositure source regions --
Snow survey reports --
Vegetation zonation --
Pre-Quaternary geology --
Stratigraphy --
Structure --
Quaternary geology --
Pre-Bull Lake deposits --
Lands End Formation --
Till --
Aberrant quartz-rich cobbles and pebbles on Grand Mesa --
Terrace and fan gravel --
Pinedale deposits --
Grand Mesa Formation --
Lower till member --
Upper till member --
Ice extent during Grand Mesa time --
Older and middle terrace gravel --
Younger terrace and fan gravel --
Pediment gravel --
Mudflow and fan gravel --
Slump blocks, talus, and solidification deposits, undifferentiated as to formation --
Causes and age of slides --
Nature of the slip surface --
Post-Pinedale deposits --
Alluvial, eolian, and lake sand, silt, and clay --
Low-terrace and flood-plain deposits --
Colluvial facies --
Frost rubble, talus, and rock glaciers --
Earthflow and soil creep --
Mudflows --
Active earthflow, slump, and landslide deposits --
Recent movement of landslide blocks adjacent to Grand Mesa --
Fabric studies of till and mass-wasted deposits --
Methods of study --
Interpretations --
Reconstructed profiles of the Colorado River --
Rates of downcutting --
Stream aggradation and degradation --
Summary of age and correlation of glacial deposits --
Summary of late Tertiary and Quaternary history --
Economic geology --
Road metal --
Concrete aggregate --
Riprap --
References cited --
Index.
Series Title: Geological Survey professional paper, 617.
Responsibility: by Warren E. Yeend.

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