OF-06-05 Geologic Map of the Mount Pittsburg Quadrangle, El Paso, Pueblo, and Fremont Counties, Colorado


The purpose of this map is to describe the geologic setting and mineral resource potential of this 7.5-minute quadrangle located southwest of Colorado Springs in central Colorado. Staff geologist Matthew L. Morgan, consulting geologist Jay Temple, and field assistant Dawn Martin, completed the field work on this project during the summer of 2005. Matt Morgan wrote the Surficial Deposits, Geologic Hazards, and Ground-Water Resources sections of the report; Jay Temple wrote the Bedrock Unit descriptions and Structural Geology sections; Dawn Martin wrote the Mineral Resources section. Digital ZIP/PDF download. OF-06-05D

From the Author’s Notes:

The Mount Pittsburg 7.5-minute quadrangle is located in El Paso, Fremont, and Pueblo Counties, Colorado, at the southern margin of the Colorado Front Range. The city of Colorado Springs (2000 CENSUS population of 360,890) is located approximately 13 miles northeast of the quadrangle via State Highway 115. Turkey Creek, the major drainage in the quadrangle, flows southward to the Arkansas River west of Pueblo. The highest point in the quadrangle is an unnamed peak in sec. 27 of T. 16 S., R. 68 W. (elevation 9,207 feet), and the lowest point (elevation 5,628 feet) is in the Beaver Creek valley bottom in the southwestern part of the quadrangle.