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Lawrence Carey Craig
(1918 - 1983 )

President of the Colorado Scientific Society


Lawrence Carey Craig

President 1963 

  • Geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, 1942-1983

  • "Mr. Morrison", pioneer researcher in the stratigraphy of the Morrison Formation, Colorado Plateaus

  • Middle Ordovician stratigraphy of New York and Pennsylvania.  Manganese deposits of eastern Tennessee.  Lead-zinc deposits of California and Nevada.  Paleotectonics of the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian Systems.  Uranium potential of Uinta and Piceance Basins

  • Graduate of Swartmore College and Columbia University

  • Meritorious Service Award Department of Interior; 41-year service to the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Chief, Colorado Plateau Geologic Studies, 1952-1955; Paleotectonic Map Branch, 1961-1968

  • Program coordinator, USGS participation in National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program

  • Member Geological Society of America, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Paleontological Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science,

  • Charter member Grand Junction Geological Society

  • One of scientific honesty, sincerity, and dedication

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