Geology of the Gold Belt Byway Junior Explorer

This colorful 36-page activity book was produced by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office in Canon City, Colorado. In this updated second edition, you will visit seven different places in this book that you can also see in person. These sites are part of the Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway, which is named for Colorado’s rich mining history. But these rocks have more than just gold to offer! Rocks and fossils are a record of the past. Geologists are scientists who know how to read rocks like a book to learn about the ancient surface of the Earth. Paleontologists are scientists who find fossils, and learn about life on Earth long ago. In this guide, you will learn how to read the rocks and study fossils just like those scientists, and then you can tell the story of how Colorado has changed through time!

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Royal Gorge FO


Collection: Public Room
Category: Educational Material


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