David A Lindsey

Assists USGS project staff by gathering field data, writing and reviewing maps and scientific reports.


Born 1942, Nebraska. Graduated from Nehawka High School, University of Nebraska (BS in geology), Johns Hopkins University (PhD in geology). Research geologist, USGS, 1967-1998; Scientist Emeritus, 1998-present.


Lindsey, David A., Bradley, L.A., Gardner, Johnnie, and Merritt,  Violet, 1973, Mineralogical and chemical data for alteration studies, Spor Mountain beryllium deposits, Juab County, Utah: National Technical Information Service Report PB-220  552, 27 p.

Lindsey, David A., 1974, A reconnaissance survey of mineralogy and trace element content of some Upper Tertiary and Quaternary water-laid tuffs and tuffaceous sediments in the Basin and  Range province, western United States:  National Technical Information Service Report PB-236--67, 33 p.

Lindsey, David A., Buzard, K.A., Conklin, N.M., and Lee, L.M., 1974, Mineralogical and trace-element data for water-laid tuff in the Keg Mountains, Juab County, Utah:  National Technical Information Service Report PB-231 925, 20 p.

Lindsey, David A., Wahlberg, J.S., Merritt, V.M., and Lee, L.M., 1974, Mineralogical and chemical data for water-laid tuff in the Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah:  National Technical Information Service Report PB-231 921, 35 p.

Lindsey, David A., Sokaski, M., and McIntyre, G., 1977, Status of  mineral resource information for the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Montana:  U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report BIA-34, 72 p.

Rowley, P.D., Lipman, P.W., Mehnert, H.H., Lindsey, David A., and Anderson, J.J., 1978, Blue Ribbon lineament, an east-trending structural zone within the Pioche mineral belt of southwestern Utah and eastern Nevada:  U.S. Geological Survey Journal of Research, v. 6, no. 2, p. 175-192.

Lindsey, David A., 1978, Geology of volcanic rocks and mineral  deposits in the southern Thomas Range, Utah:  a brief summary:  Brigham Young University Geology studies (Guidebook), v. 25, pt. 1, p. 25-31.

Lindsey, David A., 1978, Geology of the Yellow Chief mine, Thomas  Range, Juab County, Utah, in Shawe, D.R., ed., Guidebook to mineral deposits of the central Great Basin:  Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 32, p. 65-68.

Marvin, R.F., Hearn, B.C., Jr., Mehnert, H.H., Naeser, C.W., Zartman, R.E., and Lindsey, David A., 1980, Late Cretaceous-Paleocene-Eocene igneous activity in north-central Montana:  Isochron/West, no. 29, p. 5-25.

Lindsey, David A., 1982, Volcanism and uranium mineralization at Spor Mountain, Utah, in Goodell, Philip, ed., Symposium on Uranium in Volcanic and Volcaniclastic Rocks:  American Association of Petroleum Geologists Studies in Geology, no. 13, p. 89-98.

Lindsey, D.A., Johnson, B.J., and Andriessen, P.A.M., 1983,  Laramide and Neogene structure of the northern Sangre de Cristo Range, south-central Colorado, inLowell, J.D., ed., Rocky Mountain Foreland Basins and Uplifts:  Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Symposium, p. 219-228.

Lindsey, D.A., Clark, R.F.,and Soulliere, S.J., 1986, Minturn and Sangre de Cristo Formations of southern Colorado--a prograding fan-delta and alluvial-fan sequence shed from the Ancestral Rocky Mountains, in Peterson, J.A. (ed.), Paleotectonics and sedimentation in the Rocky Mountain region:  American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 41, p. 541-561.

Szabo, B.J., and Lindsey, D.A., 1986, Estimating the ages of Pleistocene surfaces in central Montana by uranium-series dating of travertine:  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 11, p. 223-228.

Penn, B. S., and Lindsey, D. A., 1996, Tertiary igneous rocks and Laramide structure and stratigraphy of the Spanish Peaks region, south-central Colorado: road log and descriptions from Walsenburg to La Veta (first day) and La Veta to Aguilar (second day), in: Thompson, R.A., Hudson, M. R., and Pillmore, C.L., eds., Geologic excursions to the Rocky Mountains and beyond, Field Trip Guidebook for the 1996 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, October 28-31: Colorado Geological Survey Special Publication 44, unpaginated (CD-ROM).

Langer, W., and Lindsey, D. A., 1996, USGS Rocky Mountain Front Range Resources Project: Aggregates Manager Magazine, v. 1. no. 7, p.33-34.

Lindsey, D. A., and Langer, W. H., 1998, Defining models and measuring aggregate quality for gravel deposits of the Front Range Urban Corridor, Colorado, in: Johnson, K. S., ed., Proceedings, 34th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, 2-6 May 1998, Norman, Okla.: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 102, p. 125-137.

Lindsey, D. A., 2001, Beryllium deposits at Spor Mountain, Utah, in: Bon, R. L., et al., eds., Proceedings of the 35th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals—the Intermountain West Forum 1999, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 01-2, p. 73-78.

Langer, W. H., Lindsey, D. A., and Knepper, D. H., Jr., 2002, Geologic information for aggregate resource planning, in: Fabbri, A. G. et al, eds, Deposit and geoenvironmental models for resource exploitation and environmental security, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, p. 135-149.

Lindsey, D. A., 2003, Lithologic controls on aggregrate quality in a mountain-front alluvial system--an example from the Colorado Front Range: Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Transactions, v. 314, p. 19-30.

Lindsey, D. A., and Van Gosen, B. S., 2006, Surficial geologic map of the Mt. Hopkins and northern part of the San Cayetano Mountains Quadranges, Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map CM-06-A, scale 1:24,000, 1 sheet.