Rare Geology Book: George, Russell D.; Geology And Natural Resources Of Colorado. 1927.

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George, Russell D.;  Geology And Natural Resources Of Colorado.  University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 1927. Quarto, pp. 14, 228, 17 plates and folded maps.

The book is complete and in the original green cloth with gilt spine title and Colorado University Seal to front. Binding is tight and clean, nicely re-cased, minor stain to lower margin of half title and even lighter on lower title. Text is clean. In very good condition.


Russell D. George, (1866-1934) was a Canadian geologist and mineralogist. He completed his undergraduate and Masters program at McMaster University-Toronto. and became research fellow at the University of Chicago in 1899 after which he completed his Ph.D.  George then immigrated to America and taught mineralogy, petrology and economic geology courses  at the University of Iowa's geology department from 1900-1903. In 1903, George accepted a position to head the geology department at the University of Colorado; a position he held until 1933. 
The Colorado legislature voted to create a Colorado Geological Survey in 1907 in order to investigate the state's resources and Russell George was appointed the first director.  As head of the Colorado Geological Survey, George and his staff focused primarily on Colorado’s mineral resources and mining industries. This focus is seen in the 31 bulletins published under his leadership at the survey.?In addition he authored the 1st Colorado University Semicentennial Publication “Geology And Natural Resources Of Colorado” in 1927. In this work he discusses the geology, stratigraphy, mining industry and mineral resources of Colorado”.