Bryce Canyon National Park Photographer: Grant Willis © 2017 Bryce Canyon National Park is actually a plateau-edge escarpment carved into the Claron Formation, estimated to be eroding back at the phenomenal rate of as much as 4 feet per century. The orange colors are due to varying amounts of iron oxide minerals that stain calcareous […]
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Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg © 2017 Alpine wildflowers color the slopes of Albion Basin at the head of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The 11,000-foot-high peaks of the central Wasatch Range owe their height to vertical movement on the Wasatch fault over the past 15 million years.
NEW PUBLICATION The Gothic Shale of the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation, Greater Aneth Field (Aneth Unit), Southeastern Utah: Seal for Hydrocarbons and Carbon Dioxide By: Jason E. Heath, Thomas A. Dewers, Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., Stephanie M. Carney, and S. Robert Bereskin Greater Aneth oil field, Utah’s largest oil producer, has produced over 483 million barrels […]
Knolls Recreation Area, Tooele County. Photographer: Lori Steadman © 2017
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Holocene Surface-Faulting Earthquakes at the Spring Lake and North Creek Sites on the Wasatch Fault Zone: Evidence for Complex rupture of the Nephi Segment By: Christopher B. DuRoss, Michael D. Hylland, Adam I. Hiscock, Stephen F. Personius, Richard W. Briggs, Ryan D. Gold, Gregg S. Beukelman, Greg N. McDonald, Ben A. Erickson, Adam P. McKean, […]
Water Salinity Study for the Southern San Pitch Drainage System in Sanpete County, Utah By: Janae Wallace, J. Lucy Jordan, Christian Hardwick, and Hugh Hurlow GET IT HERE This project determines the sources and extent of salinity in the lower San Pitch River drainage and adjoining Gunnison Irrigation Company canal system in southern Sanpete Valley […]
Spring Inventory and Preliminary Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Assesment of Manti-La Sal National Forest, Wasatch Plateau, Utah By Paul Inkenbrandt, Richard Emerson, Janae Wallace, J. Lucy Jordan, and Stefan Kirby GET IT HERE In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, the Utah Geological Survey mapped springs and groundwater dependent ecosystems on the Wasatch Plateau. Using remote […]
Yellowstone Basin, Uinta Mountains, Duchesne County Photographer: Rich Emerson © 2017
FIELD REVIEW INVITATION Geologic Map of the Tooele 30′ x 60′ Quadrangle, Tooele, Salt Lake, Davis Counties, Utah led by Donald L. Clark (UGS Geologist) and Charles G. Oviatt (Emeritus, Kansas State Univ.; Lake Bonneville specialist) May 9-10, 2017 Day 1 (May 9), meet at Department of Natural Resources building (1594 W. North Temple, SLC, […]
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