OF-09-03 Geologic Map of the Elizabeth Quadrangle, Elbert County, Colorado


The purpose of this map is to describe the geologic setting, structure, geologic hazards, and mineral and ground-water resources of this 7.5-minute quadrangle located to the southeast of the Denver metro area in east-central Colorado. Staff geologist Matthew L. Morgan completed the field work on this project during the spring and summer of 2008. Some unit descriptions were coordinated between this area and the adjacent Cherry Valley School (Thorson, 2004b), Russellville Gulch (Thorson, 2006), and Ponderosa Park (Thorson, 2007) quadrangles. Digital PDF Download. OF-09-03D

From the Author’s Notes:

The Elizabeth 7.5-minute quadrangle is located east of Castle Rock, Colorado, in the southern part of the Colorado Piedmont section of the Great Plains. The quadrangle is located in the Running Creek and Kiowa Creek drainage basins, which are tributary to the South Platte River. Geologic mapping of the Elizabeth quadrangle was undertaken by the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) as part of the STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Geologic maps produced by the CGS through the STATEMAP program are intended as multi-purpose maps useful for land-use planning, geotechnical engineering, geologic hazards assessment, mineral resource development, and ground-water evaluation.