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Generalized Surficial Geologic Map of the Denver 1 degree x 2 degree Quadrangle, Colorado
Entry ID: USGS_Map_MF-2347

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Abstract: The map and descriptions offer information that may be used for: land-use
planning (e.g. selecting land fill sites, greenbelts, avoiding geologic
hazards), for finding aggregate resources (crushed rock, sand, and gravel), for
study of geomorphology and Quaternary geology. Geologic hazards (e.g.,
landslides, swelling soils, heaving bedrock, and flooding) known to be located
in, or characteristic of ... View entire text
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Description: The browse graphic file depicts a layout, featuring
geologic map and supporting information. The geologic map image is
colored, labeled polygons of surficial geologic units and is shown
with a scanned image of roads, rivers, political boundaries, place
names, and other base map features, all registered to the geologic
map. These features are the standard USGS 1:250,000 base map data,
including longitude and latitude, numbered UTM (meters), and the
Colorado State Coordinate System (feet) grid ticks (21 internal grid
tics at 15-minute intervals of longitude and latitude are
visible). Supporting information includes a correlation chart of
geologic map units, a list of map unit symbols and names, and a small
location map that shows the quadrangle location relative to rivers,
state boundaries, and locations of 26 published USGS geologic maps
(1:250,000 scale) in the Colorado Plateau and western Great
Plains. This PDF file is optimized for highest print quality.

An accompanying pamphlet includes a complete description of map
units, selected references, and a description of terminology used.
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Caption:  Reduced image showing the entire map sheet.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 39.0   E: -104.0   W: -106.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David W. Moore; Arthur W. Straub; Margaret E. Berry; Michael L. Baker; Theodore R. Brandt
Dataset Title: Generalized Surficial Geologic Map of the Denver 1 deg. x 2 deg. Quadrangle, Colorado
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
MAPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated
in products derived from these data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Central Region, Publications, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MF-2347

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303) 236-7431
Email: terry_derchia at
Contact Address:
Office of the Regional Geologist, Central Region
U.S. Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center MS-911
Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ARCE, SHP
Fees: No cost for digital files
Phone: 303-236-1271
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
P.O. Box 25046
MS 913
Denver Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23