Yellowstone Basin, Uinta Mountains, Duchesne County Photographer: Rich Emerson © 2017
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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, […]
forgeutah.com Stephen Potter, a graduate student at the University of Utah, presented this poster at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in Denver on April 19. Stephen has been analyzing the historic seismicity around Milford, the Roosevelt Hot Spring system, and the FORGE site. No seismicity has been detected at the FORGE […]
Tower of Babel, Arches National Park, Grand County Photographer: Kent Brown © 2017
Modern dunes, Arches National Park Photographer: Kent Brown © 2017 Modern dunes (foreground) consist of sand weathered from bedrock such as the Wingate Sandstone (skyline), which similarly formed from sand deposited in dunes 200 million years ago.
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County Photographer: Adam McKean © 2017 Interbedded shale and quartzite of the Precambrian Big Cottonwood Formation are dramatically folded and faulted on the sheer face of Twin Peaks in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The intrusive Tertiary-age Little Cottonwood granite stock forms the light-gray, glaciated peaks in the distance.
Devils Garden Natural Area, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Photographer: Bill Lund © 2017 Metate Arch, formed in the Entrada Sandstone, is a classic example of a caprock natural arch.
The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is proud to announce a major donation of cores from Greater Aneth field in the Paradox Basin of southeastern Utah. This massive and scientifically significant collection of cores (from over 125 wells) was generously donated to the UGS by the […]
Potential Oil-Prone Areas in the Cane Creek Shale Play, Paradox Basin, Utah, Identified by Epifluorescence Microscope Techniques By: Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., David E. Eby GET IT HERE The Cane Creek shale of the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation has produced more than 7.8 million barrels of oil and about 7.9 billion cubic feet of gas from […]
Hydrogeology of the Malad–Lower Bear River Basin, North-Central Utah and South-Central Idaho By: Hugh Hurlow GET IT HERE This report characterizes the lithology of the younger (i.e., Quaternary) basin fill of the Malad–Lower Bear River basin in north-central Utah to provide a geologic framework for evaluation of groundwater flow and the potential effects of additional […]
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