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Colorado River, Cane Creek anticline, and potash evaporation ponds, San Juan County Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2018
San Rafael Desert, Wayne County Photographer: Nathan Payne © 2018 Eolian ripples and dunes composed of sand weathered from Jurassic-age Carmel Formation and Entrada Sandstone provide a sharp contrast to the snowy peaks of the Oligocene-age Henry Mountains laccolith on the horizon.
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Goblin Valley State Park, Emery County Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2018 Weathering and erosion of the Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone forms a fantastic array of stone structures locally referred to as “goblins.”
Timber Canyon, Duchesne County Photographer: Ryhan Sempler © 2018
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Uinta Mountains, Daggett County Photographer: Emily Kleber © 2018 Evening light in the eastern Uinta Mountains illuminates receding storm clouds and the snow-covered Oligocene-age Bishop Conglomerate in the valley below.
Last week the Utah FORGE project completed a two- and three-dimensional seismic surveys to further characterize the project area’s buried granite reservoir. Specifically, the survey may help to identify any buried faults that might be zones of fluid flow. Seismic surveys create subsurface images by generating, recording, and analyzing sound waves that travel through the […]
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