Entries by Utah Geological Survey

Visit Our Bookstore Before You Head Out For Spring Break Adventures

The Natural Resources Map & Bookstore is the place to research your next outdoor adventure. It specializes in maps and guides for outdoor recreation including hiking, off-highway vehicles, rockhounding, hunting, fishing, and other activities. It’s the state’s official source for more than 1,500 USGS topographic maps, and can print on demand any of the more than […]

POTD February 02, 2018

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.”

POTD January 04, 2018

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.

Utah FORGE Project Completes a Two- and Three-Dimensional Seismic Survey

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 […]