OF-08-03 Geologic Map of the Hoovers Corner Quadrangle, Montrose County, Colorado


The purpose of the this map is to describe the geologic setting, mineral and ground-water resources, and geologic hazards of this 7.5-minute quadrangle located west of the town of Olathe, on the west side of the Uncompahgre Valley in west-central Colorado. Staff geologists Jonathan L. White, Felicie J. Williams (consulting geologist), Matthew L. Morgan, and summer intern geologist Shannon M. Townley, completed the field work on this project during the summer and fall of 2007. Digital ZIP/PDF download. OF-08-03D

From the Author’s Notes:

The Hoovers Corner 7.5-minute quadrangle is located in Montrose County, Colorado. The quadrangle is located southwest of the town of Olathe, midway between the larger cities of Delta (2005 CENSUS population of 8,135) and Montrose (2005 CENSUS population of 15,749). Both towns are located along Federal Highway 50 that follows the Uncompahgre River, which is just off the map to the east. Hoovers Corner was named for a major rural road intersection along State Highway 348 in the mapped area. The highest part of the quadrangle (elevation 6,835 feet) is on the dip-slope of the Uncompahgre Uplift in the southwestern corner of the quadrangle, and the lowest point is in the Uncompahgre River valley bottom (elevation 5,285 feet) in the northeastern corner of the quadrangle.