Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County Photographer: Ken Krahulec © 2017 Headward erosion into the Markagunt Plateau has created the spectacular badlands of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater. The brightly colored rocks of the Claron Formation include limestone, mudstones, sandstone, and conglomerate deposited in streams and lakes around 50 million years ago, as well as ancient […]
About Utah Geological Survey
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Utah Geological Survey contributed a whooping 1471 entries.
Entries by Utah Geological Survey
Bonnie Lake, Uinta Mountains, Duchesne County Photographer: Ben Erickson © 2017
Blue Hills Overlook, Wayne County Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2017 Early morning light spotlights a mesa in a typical badland landscape composed of easily eroded shaly siltstone and mudstone of the Tununk Shale Member of the Cretaceous-age Mancos Shale. The Ferron Sandstone, also a member of the Mancos Shale, is in the foreground.
Notom Badlands Wayne County. Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2017
San Rafael Swell, Emery County Photographer: Don DeBlieux © 2017 Clam trace fossils on a fallen sandstone block of the Brushy Basin Member of the Jurassic-age Morrison Formation.
The Dollhouse Canyonlands National Park Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017
Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017
How does geoscience affect Utah? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is currently releasing State Geoscience Information factsheets that show the role geoscience plays in powering our state’s economy. The Geoscience and Utah Factsheet highlights information from many Utah geoscience areas including, employment, water, minerals, energy and hazards. Below is page 1 of the Utah factsheet […]
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Photographer: Grant Willis © 2017 Padres Butte towers over Lake Powell’s Padre Bay, both named for the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition, which crossed the Colorado River near this site in 1776. Padres and the other buttes in this area are composed of Entrada Sandstone, one of several geologic formations that form the […]
The prestigious 2017 Crawford Award was presented to State Paleontologist James Kirkland in recognition of his work in “The Lower Cretaceous in East-Central Utah—The Cedar Mountain Formation and its Bounding Strata”, from Geology of the Intermountain West, Volume 3, Utah Geological Association. Most think of Utah as the “real Jurassic Park” because of the important dinosaur collections […]
Popular Posts & Pages
- Rock & Mineral Collecting Sites
- Glad You Asked: Ice Ages – What are they and what causes them?
- Glad You Asked: Igneous, Sedimentary, & Metamorphic Rocks
- Commonly Asked Questions About Utah's Great Salt Lake & Lake Bonneville
- Geologic Hazard Maps
- Geologic Maps
- Topographic Maps
- Glad You Asked: How Do Geologists Know How Old a Rock Is?
Mission, Vision, Values
Mission: The Utah Geological Survey provides timely scientific information about Utah's geologic environment, resources and hazards.
Vision: All Utahns are aware of geologic and energy information, and use it to improve their lives.
Values: The generation and dissemination of geologic information. Excellence, integrity, and objectivity in everything we do. Responsible stewardship of Utah's geologic and energy resources. Free exchange of ideas and information in a spirit of cooperation. The worth and dignity of individuals. Providing prompt and courteous service to our customers.