Colorado Geological Survey
Providing service and science to the people of Colorado
The Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) is a state government agency within the Colorado School of Mines whose science-driven mission is to:
- Help reduce the impact of geologic hazards on the citizens of Colorado
- Promote responsible economic development of mineral and energy resources
- Provide geologic insight into water resources
- Provide geologic advice and information to a variety of constituencies
By providing sound information and new knowledge, the Colorado Geological Survey contributes to economic growth and improvement in the quality of life for Colorado’s citizens.
The newest edition of the annual CGS review of the state's extractive industries.This report is based on 2015 production data and sketches a comprehensive overview of Colorado's mineral resource production including oil & gas, coal, and non-fuel minerals.
Colorado's Hot Spots
Research uncovering new potential for Colorado's geothermal resources...The Interpretive Geothermal Heat Flow Map of Colorado depicts the movement of heat from the Earth's interior to its surface in Colorado. The geographic distribution of heat flow is one of several indicators of the location of potential geothermal resources in Colorado.
Mapping Colorado's Geology
Through our ongoing STATEMAP geologic mapping program...Our STATEMAP mapping program has produced a total of 107 geologic quadrangles to date, with another 10 in progress. The maps are focused on high-growth areas throughout Colorado. STATEMAP is one of three components of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP).
- RockTalk is BACK! as the ** new 2017 CGS blog **
- Colorado Springs Landslide Susceptibility Map Viewer :: Map & Report
- 2015 Update - Coal in Colorado (view PDF)
- New Report - The West Salt Creek Landslide
- Three Denver Basin groundwater geology studies:
- Geology of Upper Cretaceous, Paleocene and Eocene Strata in the Southwestern Denver Basin
- Bedrock Geology, Structure, and Isopach Maps of the Upper Cretaceous to Paleogene Strata between Greeley and Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Cross Sections of the Freshwater Bearing Strata of the Denver Basin between Greeley and Colorado Springs, Colorado