GSA 2002 Exhibitor Prospectus, Boulder Flatirons, Colorado


The Pennsylvanian-Permian Fountain Formation forms the scenic backdrop for the Boulder Flatirons.  The conglomeratic sandstones were derived from erosion of the Ancestral Front Range Uplift and were deposited on eastward sloping alluvial fans.The strata were later tilted during the Late Cretaceous - Early Tertiary Laramide Orogeny. Southeast view towards Denver Basin and Table Mountain near Golden in distant background.  Note rockclimber for scale on peak in center of photograph.

The Geological Society of America selected this photograph to promote their "Science at the Highest Level" 2002 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.


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