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Matt Morgan
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Matt Morgan
Senior Mapping Geologist1313 Sherman St, Rm 715
Engineering GeologyDenver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2611 x8320 Fax:
mmorgan@mines.edu
Specialties: Earthquakes, Geologic Hazards, Landslides, Mapping, Meteorites, Quaternary, Stratigraphy, Structure

Morgan, M.L. and Barkmann, P.E., in prep, Craig Quadrangle Geologic Map, Elbert County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey, scale 1:24,000.

Morgan, M.L., in prep, Cabin Gulch Quadrangle Geologic Map, Elbert County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey, scale 1:24,000.

Noe, D.C., White, J.L., Barkmann, P.E., and Morgan, M.L., 2013, Results of Recent STATEMAP Geologic Mapping in Western Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.

 

Matthews, Vincent, and Morgan, M.L., 2012, A GIS test of two models for the distribution of Tertiary epithermal ore deposits in Colorado. The Mountain Geologist, v. 49, no. 1, p. 1-17.

 

Morgan, M. L., Matthews, V., and Heerschap, L. 2012, Colorado Earthquake Map Server: http://dnrwebcomapg.state.co.us/CGSOnline/.

 

Morgan, M.L. and White, J., 2012, Falcon Quadrangle Geologic Map, El Paso County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey, scale 1:24,000.

 

Morgan, M.L., Barkmann, P.E., and Keller, S., 2012, Elbert Quadrangle Geologic Map, Elbert County, Colorado.

 

Morgan, M.L., and Billmeyer, Eric, 2010, Geologic Map of the Severy Creek Watershed, Teller and El Paso Counties, Colorado: http://geosurvey.state.co.us/pubs/online/Pages/SeveryCreek.aspx.

 

Morgan, M.L., and Barkmann, P.E., 2011, Geologic Map of the Eastonville quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 10-xx, scale 1:24,000.

 

Morgan, M.L., 2009, Geologic Map of the Elizabeth quadrangle, Elbert County, Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 09-03, scale 1:24,000.

 

White, J.W., Wait, T.C., and Morgan, M.L., 2008, Geologic hazards of Montrose County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 09-01, CD-ROM.

 

Morgan, M.L., Matthews, V., Gutiérrez, F., Thorson, J.P., Madole, R.F., and Hanson, P.R., 2007, From buttes to bowls: Repeated relief inversion in the landscape of the Colorado Piedmont, in Raynolds, R.G., ed., Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs: Geological Field Trips: Geological Society of America Field Guide 10.


Morgan, M.L.
, Noe, D.C., White, J.L., and Townley, S.M., 2008, Geologic map of Delta quadrangle, Delta and Montrose Counties, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 08-02, scale 1:24,000.


Noe
, D.C., Morgan, M.L., and Townley, S.M., 2008, Geologic Map of the Olathe NW quadrangle, Delta and Montrose Counties, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 08-01, scale 1:24,000.


White, J.L., Williams, F., Morgan, M.L., and Townley, S.M., 2008, Geologic Map of the Hoovers Corner quadrangle, Montrose County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 08-03, scale 1:24,000.


Morgan, M.L.
, 2008, Review of the book The History of Meteorites and Key Meteorite Collections – Fireballs, Falls, and Finds:  PALAIOS, http://palaios.ku.edu/reviews/mccall.pdf.


Morgan, M. L.
, 2008, Colorado’s earthquakes and known, young faults (map): scale 1:1,150,000.


Morgan, M. L.
, and White, J. L., 2007, Development of the Loutsenhizer drainage basin and associated collapsible soils, Montrose and Delta Counties, western Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, Denver, Colorado: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/finalprogram/abstract_128144.htm.


Morgan, M. L.
, and Matthews, V., 2007, Mud Lake – No evidence for meteorite impact near Nederland, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, Denver, Colorado: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/finalprogram/abstract_128161.htm.


White, J. L., and Morgan, M. L., 2007,
Landslides in the Uncompahgre Valley of Western Colorado and impacts to mixed agricultural and residential land usage: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, Denver, Colorado: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/finalprogram/abstract_128672.htm.


Morgan, M. L.
, Noe, D. C., and Keller, S. M., 2007, Geologic map of the Olathe quadrangle, Montrose County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 07-01, scale 1:24,000.


Noe, D. C., Morgan, M. L., and Keller, S. M., 2007, Geologic map of the Montrose East quadrangle, Montrose County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 07-02, scale 1:24,000.


Morgan, M.L.
, 2006, Carbonate impact accretionary lapilli - genesis, impact history, and interpretations related to the origin of the Upper Devonian Alamo Breccia, Nevada [M.S. Thesis]: Golden, Colorado School of Mines, 204 p.


Morgan, M. L.
, 2006, Large landslides in the Mount Pittsburg quadrangle, El Paso, Fremont, and Teller Counties, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Gunnison, Colorado, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2006RM/finalprogram/abstract_104936.htm


Morgan, M. L.
, Temple, J., and Martin, D., 2006, Geologic map of the Mt. Pittsburg quadrangle, El Paso, Fremont, and Teller Counties, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 06-05, scale 1:24,000.


Keller, J. W., Morgan, M. L., Thorson, J.P., and Lindsay, N. R., 2006, Geologic map of the Palmer Lake quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 06-06, scale 1:24,000.


Morgan, K. S., Pattyn, G. J., and Morgan, M. L., 2005, Colorado Late Cenozoic Fault and Fold Database and Internet Map Server – User-friendly Technology for Complex Information: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. 11, n. 2, p. 155-162.


Morgan, M. L.
, Matthews, V., and Heerschap, L., 2005, The Colorado Earthquake Map Server: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Grand Junction, Colorado, v. 37, n. 6, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005RM/ finalprogram/abstract_86274.htm


Matthews, V., Morgan, M. L., McHarge, J. L., and Heerschap, L., 2005, Deterministic HAZUS Damage Estimates for Earthquakes on Selected Faults in Colorado and the Importance of Q (Attenuation Factor): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Grand Junction, Colorado, v. 37, n. 6, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005RM/finalprogram/abstract_86274.htm.


Morgan, M. L.
, McHarge, J. L., and Barkmann, P. E., 2005, Geologic map of the Sedalia quadrangle, Douglas County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 05-6, scale 1:24,000.


Matthews, V., and Morgan, M. L., 2005, Horsts and Grabens of Colorado's High Plains: Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazards Summit 2004, Reno-Sparks, Nevada, Utah Geological Survey MP-05-02.


Wray, L. L., Apeland, A. D., Hemborg, H. T., Brchan, C., Morgan, M. L., and Young, G. B. C., 2005, Shapefiles for the 2002 Oil and Gas Fields Map of Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 05-09, CD-Rom.


Kirkham, R. M., Rogers, W. P., Powell, L., Morgan, M. L., Matthews, V., and Pattyn, G. R., 2004, Colorado Earthquake Map Server: Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 52b, http://geosurvey.state.co.us.


Matthews, V., and Morgan, M. L., 2004, From buttes to bowls - repeated inversions in the landscape of the Colorado Piedmont: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Denver, v. 36, n. 5, p. 411.


Matthews, V., and Morgan, M. L., 2004, Neogene faulting in Colorado's High Plains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Denver, v. 36, n. 5, p. 117, http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_75837.htm


Morgan, M. L.,
Temple, J., and Grizzell, M. T., and Barkmann, P. E., 2004, Geologic map of the Dawson Butte quadrangle, Douglas County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 04-7, scale 1:24,000.


Morgan, M. L
., Pattyn, G. R., Matthews, V., and Powell, L., 2004, Colorado Earthquake Database Delivered via Internet Map Server (abs.): GIS in the Rockies 2004 Abstracts.


Morgan, M. L.
, 2004, The Lake Moraine Glacial System, Manitou Springs quadrangle, Colroado in Coates, M-M, Evanoff, E., and Morgan, M.L., eds., Symposium on the Geology of the Front Range in honor of William A. Braddock, April 3 and 4, 2004, University of Colorado at Boulder, p.26.


Coates, M-M, Evanoff, E., and Morgan, M. L., eds., 2004, Symposium on the Geology of the Front Range in honor of William A. Braddock, April 3 and 4, 2004, University of Colorado at Boulder, 39 p.


Morgan, M.
and Breikss, J., 2004, The Worden - Michigan meteorite - Another car bites the dust: Meteorite, v. 10, n. 1.


Morgan, M. L.,
Morgan, K. S., and Wilson, J. C., 2003, Advances in Geologic Mapping Using Digital Photogrammetry (abs.): GIS in the Rockies 2003 Abstracts. 


Morgan, M. L.
, Siddoway, C. S., Rowley, P. D., Temple, J., Keller, J. W., Archuleta, B. H., and Himmelerich Jr., J. W., 2003, Geologic map of the Cascade quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-13, scale 1:24,000.


Keller, J. W., Siddoway, C. S., Morgan, M. L., Route, E. E., Grizzell, M. T., Sacerdoti, R., and Steveson, A., 2003, Geologic map of the Manitou Springs quadrangle, El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-14, scale 1:24,000.
 


Morgan, M. L.
, 2003, Colorado’s meteorites, in V. Matthews, K. KellerLynn, and B. Fox, eds.: Messages in Stone, Special Publication 52, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, pp. 13-14.  


White, J. L., and Morgan, M. L., 2003, Digital photogrammetry to quantify historic movements of landslides - A case history at the Debeque Canyon landslide in Colorado (abs.): Association of Engineering Geologists News, v.46, p. 80.


Morgan, M. L.
, 2003, Published faults of the Colorado Front Range: Colorado Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-04.

 

Koeberl C., Huber H., Morgan M. L., and Warme J. E., 2003, Search for an extraterrestrial component in the Late Devonian Alamo Impact Breccia
(Nevada): Results of iridium measurements in C. Koeberl and F.C. Martínez-Ruiz, eds.: Impact Markers in the Stratigraphic Record; Impact
Studies, vol. 3. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 315-332.

Goodrich, C. A.., van Niekerk, D., and Morgan, M. L., 2003, Northwest Africa 1110: A New Olivine-Phyric Shergottite Possibly Paired with Northwest Africa 1068 (abs.): 66th Annual Meteoritical Society, Abstracts with Programs, Münster, 2003.

Widmann, B. L., Kirkham, R. M., Morgan, M. L., and Rogers, W. P., with contributions by Crone, A. J., Personius, S. F., and Kelson, K. I., and GIS and Web design by Morgan, K. S., Pattyn, G. R., and Phillips, R. C., 2002, Colorado Late Cenozoic Fault and Fold Database and Internet Map Server: Colorado Geological Survey Information Series 60a, http://dnrwebmos07:2121/about/pubs/ceno/index.asp.


Morgan, K. S., Morgan, M.L., Widmann, B. L., Pattyn, G. J., Kirkham, R. M., and Phillips, R. C., 2002,
Colorado Late Cenozoic Fault and Fold Database and Internet Map Server: User-friendly Technology for Complex Information (abs.): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Denver.

 

Treiman, A. H., Lindstrom, D. J., Schwandt, C. S., Franchi, I. A.,and Morgan, M. L., 2002, A "Mesosiderite" Rock from Northern Siberia, Russia: Not a Meteorite: Meteoritics and Planetary Science 37 (suppl.), p. B13-B22.

Morgan, M. L., and Warme, J. E., 2002, Carbonate Accretionary Lapilli in the Late Devonian Alamo Breccia: Impact Genesis and Implications for Timing of Ejecta Emplacement (abs.), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Denver.


Warme, J. E., Morgan M., and Kuehner, H-C.,
2002, Impact-generated carbonate accretionary lapilli in the Late Devonian Alamo Breccia in Koeberl, C., and MacLeod, K. G., eds., Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions; Impacts and Beyond: Geological Society of America Special Paper 356, p. 489-504.


Widmann, B. L., Morgan, M. L., Bartos, P. J., Shaver,  K. C., Gutiérrez, F., and Lockman, A., 2002, Geologic Map of the Keystone Quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado: CGS Open-file Report 02-03, Scale 1:24,000.

 

Wallace, C. A., Keller, J., Bartos, P. J., McCalpin, J., Route, E., Jones, N., Gutiérrez, F., and Morgan, M. L., 2002, Geologic Map of the Breckenridge Quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado: CGS Open-file Report 02-08, Scale 1:24,000.


A. H. Treiman, D. J. Lindstrom, C.S. Schwandt, R.N. Clayton, and M. L. Morgan, 2001, A "Mesosiderite" Rock from Putorana Russia: Not a Meteorite? (abs.): 64th Annual Meteoritical Society, Abstracts with Programs, Vatican City, 2001.

 

Thorson, J., Carroll, C. A., and Morgan, M. L., 2001, Geologic Map of the Pikeview Quadrangle, El Paso County, Colorado: CGS Open-file Report 01-3, Scale 1:24,000.


Warme, J. E., Morgan, M. L., and Kuehner, H-C., 2001, Impact-generated carbonate accretionary lapilli in the Late Devonian Alamo Breccia (abs.) in Morgan, M. L., and Warme, J. E., eds., Bolide Impacts on Wet Targets: Geological Society of America Field Forum, April 22-29,.2001 Alamo, Nevada and Moab, Utah, USA..


Huber, H., Koeberl, C., and Morgan, M. L., 2001, Determination of Iridium Contents in the Alamo Breccia by Multiparameter Coincidence Spectromentry (abs.) in Morgan, M. L., and Warme, J. E., eds., Bolide Impacts on Wet Targets: Geological Society of America Field Forum, April 22-29,.2001 Alamo, Nevada and Moab, Utah, USA..


Morgan, M. L.
, 2000, Handbook of Colorado Meteorites: Special Publication 49, Colorado Geological Survey.

 

Wray, L. L., Streufert, R. K., and Morgan, M. L., 2000, Late Cretaceous Fruitland Formation geologic mapping, outcrop measured sections, and subsurface stratigraphic cross sections, northern La Plata county, Colorado: Open-file report 00-18, Colorado Geological Survey.

Morgan, M. L., 2000, Meteorites! Pieces of the cosmic Rosetta stone: RMAG Outcrop, v. 49, n. 3.


Carroll, C. J., and Morgan, M. L., 2000, Demonstrated reserve base for coal in Colorado: Yampa coal field: Open-File Report 2000-12, Colorado Geological Survey.


Morgan, M. L.
, 1999, Geologic Map of Gunnison County, Colorado in Geology and Mineral Resources of Gunnison County, Colorado, Resource Series 37, Colorado Geological Survey. 

 

Eakins, W. E., Tremain, C. M., Phillips, R. C., and Morgan, M. L., 1998, Demonstrated reserve base for coal in Colorado: Somerset coal field: Open-File Report 98-5, Colorado Geological Survey.

Broadhead, R., and Morgan, M. L., 1998, The New Mexico petroleum source rock database: Digital data series DDS-DB2, New Mexico Bureau of Mines.

Morgan, M. L., 1998, Recognizing meteorites in the field: Meteorite Magazine, v. 4, n. 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quaternary geology
  • Geologic hazards
  • Geologic mapping
  • Neotectonics and earthquakes
  • Geochronology
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • 3D GIS viewing, including Google Earth
  • Map server applications
  • Web technologies
  • Remote sensing
  • Impact stratigraphy
  • Meteorites

WORK HISTORY

COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Golden, Colorado, 2013-Present
College of Earth Resources and Enineering (CERSE), Colorado School of Mines.

COLORADO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY   Denver, Colorado, 1996-2013
A Division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources responsible for providing sound geological information to the Citizens of the State of Colorado.

Physical Scientist/Researcher III (Senior Geologist)


NEW MEXICO BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES  
Socorro, New Mexico, 1993 to 1995
A non-regulatory research and public service agency that serves as the geological survey for the State of New Mexico.

Data Analyst and Geologist

 

 


EDUCATION

Colorado
School of Mines, M.S. Geology, 2006.

University of Denver. Professional Degree, Geographic Information Systems, 1997.  

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, B.S. Geology, 1996

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