Gravel and (or) crushed-rock aggregates are essential commodities for urban development, but supplies in many places are exhausted or otherwise eliminated by urban growth. Gravel resources may be exhausted by exploitation, covered by urban spread, or eliminated from production by zoning. this conflict between a growing need and a progressively reduced supply can be forestalled by informed land-use planning. Fundamental to intelligent decisions on land use is knowledge of the physical character, distribution, and quantity of the gravel resources of an area, and of the alternative resource of rock suitable for crushing. This map has been prepared to supply data basic to land-use planning in the Front Range Urban Corridor.
|Title||Map showing potential sources of gravel and crushed-rock aggregate in the greater Denver area, Front Range Urban Corridor, Colorado|
|Authors||D. E. Trimble, H. R. Fitch|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|