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Golden, Colorado

Martin Marietta Aggregates with the famous I-70 roadcut cutting through Dinosaur Ridge in the background in Jefferson County, Colorado, September ©2020 hopkins/neoscenes.
Martin Marietta Aggregates with the famous I-70 roadcut cutting through Dinosaur Ridge in the background in Jefferson County, Colorado, September ©2020 hopkins/neoscenes.

Roubideau Canyon, Montrose County

White water-soluble salts precipitating and encrusting sandstone surface at a groundwater seep from the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation in Roubideau Canyon, Montrose County, Colorado, April 2020. Photo credit: hopkins/neoscenes
White water-soluble salts precipitating and encrusting sandstone surface at a groundwater seep from the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation in Roubideau Canyon, Montrose County, Colorado, April 2020. Photo credit: hopkins/neoscenes

Parachute, Colorado

The Eocene Green River Formation, forming the slope in the background, contains most oil shale reserves in the state, near Parachute, Colorado, September ©2019 hopkins/neoscenes.
The Eocene Green River Formation, forming the slope in the background, contains most oil shale reserves in the state, near Parachute, Colorado, August ©2019 hopkins/neoscenes.

Trinidad Lake State Park, Colorado

The K–Pg (Cretaceous-Paleogene) boundary exposure at Longs Canyon in Trinidad Lake State Park, Colorado, shows an abrupt change from dark- to light-colored rock, October ©2019 hopkins/neoscenes.
The K–Pg (Cretaceous-Paleogene) boundary exposure at Longs Canyon in Trinidad Lake State Park, Colorado, shows an abrupt change from dark- to light-colored rock, October ©2019 hopkins/neoscenes.

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Victor, Colorado

The open pit of the Newmont Cripple Creek Victor gold mine, Teller County, Colorado, July ©2011 hopkins/neoscenes.
The open pit of the Newmont Cripple Creek Victor gold mine, Teller County, Colorado, July ©2011 hopkins/neoscenes.