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Selected References


Aubrey, W. M., 1992, New interpretations of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of uppermost Jurassic to lowermost Upper Cretaceous strata in the San Juan basin of northwestern New Mexico, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins, San Juan basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1808-J, p. J1-J17.

Charbonneau, C., White, O. R., and Bogdan, T. J., 2010, Hovenweep Castle: Solar astronomy in the prehistoric Southwest: National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory website: Available on-line at: http://www.hao.ucar.edu/education/archeoslides/slide_5.php.

Condon, S. M., 1991, Geologic and structure contour map of the Sleeping Ute Mountains: Ute Mountain Indian Reservation and adjacent areas, southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2083, scale: 100,000.

Dorn, R. I. and Oberlander, T. M., 1982, Rock varnish: Progress in Physical Geography, v. 6, p. 317-366.

Dyman, T. S., Cobban, W. A., Titus, A., Obradovich, J. D., Davis L. E., Eves, R. L., Pollock, G. L, Takahashi, K, I., and Hester, T. C., 2002, New biostratigraphic and radiometric ages for Albian-Turonian Dakota Formation and Tropic Shale at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Iron Springs Formation near Cedar City, Parowan and Gunlock in SW Utah: Geological Society of America Abstracts With Programs, v. 44, no. 4, p. 13.

Ekren, E. B. and Houser, F. N., 1965, Geology and petrology of the Ute Mountains area, Colorado. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 481, 74 p.

Fewkes, J. W., 1923, The Hovenweep National Monument: American Anthropologist, New Series, v. 25, no. 2, p. 145-155.

Garvie, L. A. J., Burt, D. M., and Buseck, P. R., 2008, Nanometer-scale complexity, growth, and diagenesis in desert varnish: Geology, v. 36, Issue 3, p. 215-218.

Houk, R., Wheeler, R., and Kelley, D. L., 2005, Little Ruin Canyon Trail Guide: Cortez, Colorado: National Park Service, Hovenweep National Monument: Canyonlands Natural History Association brochure:
Available on-line at: http://www.cnha.org/pdfs/LittleRuinCanyonGuide.pdf.

Lipman, P. W., Prostka, H. J., and Christiansen, R. L., 1972, Cenozoic volcanism and plate-tectonic evolution of the western United States. I. Early and Middle Cenozoic. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, v. 271, no. 1213, p. 217-248.

Mutschler, F. E., Larson, E. E., and Ross, M., 1997, Potential for Alkaline Igneous Rock-Related Gold Deposits in the Colorado Plateau Laccolithic Centers: in Laccolith Complexes of Southeastern Utah: Time of Emplacement and Tectonic Setting— Workshop Proceedings: Friedman, J. D., and Huffman, A. C., coordinators: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2158, p. 233-254.

National Park Service, 2006, History and Culture: Hovenweep National Monument website. Available on-line at: http://www.nps.gov/hove/historyculture/.

National Park Service, 2006b, Desert Varnish: Canyonlands National Park website. Available on-line at:http://www.nps.gov/cany/naturescience/desertvarnish.htm.


Semken, S. C. and McIntosh, W. C., 1997, Ar4-/Ar39 age determinations for the Carrizo Mountains laccolith, Navajo Nation, Arizona: New Mexico Geological Survey Guidebook, 48th Conference: Mesozoic Geology and Paleontology of the 4 Corners Region, p. 75-80.

Thompson, I., 2004, The Towers of Hovenweep: Moab, Utah: Canyonlands Natural History Association, 42 p.

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