SELECTED ADDITIONAL READING
Unfortunately, other than the two predecessors to this story, no non-technical geologic publications about the Park exist. The references below are all in professional journals, but can be understood by interested readers with elementary geologic knowledge. Several are about areas in southeastern Wyoming and central Colorado from which information has been drawn as a basis for this story.
Predecessors to This Story
Lee, W. T., 1917, The geologic story of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: (Dept. Interior), U.S. Natl. Park Service, 89 p.
Wegemann, C. H., 1961, A guide to the geology of Rocky Mountain National Park: National Park Service, 32 p.
>1,800,000 to 530,000 years ago
Peterman, Z. Et, Hedge, C. E., and Braddock, W. A., 1967, Age of Precambrian events in the northeastern Front Range, Colorado: Jour. Geophys. Research, v. 73, no. 6, p. 2277-2296.
Wahlstrom, E. E., 1956, Petrology and weathering of the Iron Dike, Boulder and Laramie Counties, Colorado: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 67, p. 147-163.
530,000,000 to 75,000,000 years ago
Finlay, G. I., 1916, Description of the Colorado Springs folio: U.S. Geol. Survey Folio no. 203.
Heaton, R. L., 1933, Ancestral Rockies and Mesozoic and late Paleozoic stratigraphy of Rocky Mountain Region: Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., v. 17, no. 2, p. 109-168.
Walker, T. R., and Harmes, J. C., 1972, Eolian origin of flagstone beds, Lyons Sandstone (Permian), type area, Boulder Co., Colorado: Mountain Geologist, v. 9, nos. 2-3, p. 279-288.
Weimer, R. J., 1973, A guide to uppermost Cretaceous stratigraphy, Central Front Range, ColoradoDeltaic sedimentation, growth faulting and early Laramide crustal movement: Mountain Geologist, v. 10, no. 3, p. 53-97.
Weimer, R. J., and Land, C. B., Jr., 1972, Field guide to Dakota Group (Cretaceous) stratigraphy Golden-Morrison area, Colorado: Mountain Geologist, v. 9, nos. 2-3, p. 241-267.
75,000,000 to 2,000,000 years ago
Blackstone, D. L., Jr., 1974, Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic history of the Laramie Basin region southeast Wyoming: Geol. Soc. America. (In Press).
Corbett, Mt K., 1966, The geology and structure of the Mt. Richthofen-Iron Mt. region, north-central Colorado: The Mountain Geologist, v. 3, p. 3-21.
Corbett, Mt K., 1968, Tertiary volcanism of the Specimen-Lulu-Iron Mountain area, north-central Colorado, in Cenozoic volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains, R. C. Epis, ed.: Colorado School of Mines Quart., v. 63, no. 3, p. 1-37.
Epis, R. C., and Chapin, C. E., 1968, Geologic history of the Thirtynine mile volcanic field, central Colorado in Cenozoic volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains, R. C. Epis, ed.: Colorado School of Mines Quart., v. 63, no. 3, p. 51-85.
Epis, R. C., and Chapin, C. E., 1974, Geomorphic and tectonic implications of the post-Laramide, late Eocene erosion surface in the Southern Rocky Mountains: Geol. Soc. America. (In Press).
Knight, S. H., 1953, Summary of the Cenozoic history of the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming, in Guidebook, Eighth Annual Field Conference, Laramie Basin, Wyo., and North Park, Colo.: Wyoming Geol. Assoc., p. 65-76.
Lee, W. T., 1922, Peneplains of the Front Range and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 730 A, 17 p.
Leopold, E. B., and MacGinitie, H. D., 1972, Development and affinities of Tertiary floras in the Rocky MountainsFloristics and paleofloristics of Asia and eastern North America, A. Graham, ed.: Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam.
Scott, G. R., 1974, Tertiary surfaces and deposits of the Southern Rockies and their recognition: Geol. Soc. America Special Paper. (In Press).
Steven, T. A., 1956, Cenozoic geomorphic history of the Medicine Bow Mountains near the Northgate fluorspar district, Colorado: Colorado Sci. Soc. Proc., v. 17, no. 2, 55 p.
Taylor, R. B., Theobald, P. K., and Izett, G. A., 1968, Mid-Tertiary volcanism in the central Front Range, Colorado, in Cenozoic volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains, R. C. Epis, ed.: Colorado School of Mines Quart., v. 63, no. 3: p. 39-50.
Tweto, Ogden, 1974, Summary of Laramide orogeny in the Southern Rocky Mountains: Geol. Soc. America. (In Press).
Wahlstrom, E. E., 1940, Audubon-Albion stock, Boulder County, Colorado: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 51, p. 1789-1820.
Wahlstrom, E. E., 1947, Cenozoic physiographic history of the Front Range, Colorado: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 58, p. 551-572.
Wahlstrom, E. E., 1944, Structure and petrology of Specimen Mountain, Colorado: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 55, p. 77-90.
Story of The Ice Age
Benedict, J. B., 1968, Recent glacial history of an alpine area in the Colorado Front Range, U.S.A., II. Dating the glacial deposits: Jour. Glaciology, v. 7, p. 77-87.
Benedict, J. B., 1970, Downslope soil movement in a Colorado alpine region: rate, processes and climatic significance: Arctic and Alpine Research, v. 2, no. 3, p. 165-226.
Jones, W. D., and Quam, L. O., 1944, Glacial landforms in Rocky Mountain National Park: Jour. Geology, v. 52, p. 217-234.
Outcalt, S. I., 1965, The regimen of the Andrews Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 1957-1963: Water Resources Research, v. 1, no. 2, p. 277-282.
Outcalt, S. I., and MacPhail, D. D., 1965, A survey of Neoglaciation in the Front Range of Colorado: Colorado Univ. Studies, Ser. in Earth Sci. no. 4, 123 p.
Richmond, G. M., 1960, Glaciation of the east slope of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 71, p. 1371-1382.
Richmond, G. M., 1965, Glaciation of the Rocky Mountains, in The Quaternary of the United States, H. E. Wright, Jr., and D. G. Frey, eds.: Princeton Univ. Press, p. 217-230.
Richmond, G. Mt, 1972, Appraisal of the future climate of the Holocene in the Rocky Mountains: Quaternary Research, v. 2, p. 315-322.
Rocky Mountain Nature Association. 1959, Glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park: 15 p.
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