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Colorado Geological Survey 
Providing service and science to the people of Colorado 
The mission of the Colorado Geological Survey is building vibrant economies and sustainable communities, free from geologic hazards, for people to live, work and play through good science, collaboration, and sound management of mineral, energy and water resources.

Vision of the Colorado Geological Survey: Protect public safety and enhance the economy of Colorado.

The Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) goals are to help reduce the impact of geologic hazards on the citizens of Colorado, to promote the responsible economic development of mineral and energy resources, to provide avalanche safety training and forecasting, to provide geologic insight into water resources, and to provide geologic advice and information to a variety of constituencies.

By providing sound information and new knowledge, the Colorado Geological Survey contributes to economic growth and improvement in the quality of life for Colorado's citizens.

Mt Princeton
Colorado's Hot Spots
Developing research uncovering new potential for Colorado's geothermal resources.
The Interpretive Geothermal Heat Flow Map of Colorado depicts the movement of heat from the Earth’s interior to its surface in Colorado. The geographic distribution of heat flow is one of several indicators of the location of potential geothermal resources in Colorado.
STATEMAP Mapping Program
Mapping Colorado's Geology
Through our ongoing STATEMAP mapping program
Our ongoing STATEMAP mapping program has produced 80 geologic quadrangles to date.  The maps are focused on high-growth areas throughout Colorado.  STATEMAP is one of three components of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP).

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