Survey Notes

May 2017
Volume 49, Number 2


Tooele 30′ x 60′ quadrangle geologic map
Practical uses of geologic maps
New landmark publication on Lake Bonneville
Core Center News: Utah Core Research Center receives a treasure trove donation of Greater Aneth oil field cores
Glad You Asked: Do Ants Mine Gold?
GeoSights: A View of the World’s Deepest Pit – Bingham Canyon Mine Overlook
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Survey Notes is an informative, non-technical magazine on noteworthy and interesting geologic topics in Utah. It is the official UGS newsletter and is produced three times a year.

Regular columns include Glad You Asked, GeoSights, Teacher’s Corner, Energy News, Core Center News, Survey News and New Publications.

To receive a free hardcopy of a Survey Notes issue, please contact the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore at or 1-888-UTAHMAP to see if one is available.

January 2017
Volume 49, Number 1


Mapping Wetlands in the Upper Bear River Watershed
UGS’s Role in Contributing Water-Quality Data to the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
Does Utah Preserve North America’s Oldest Cretaceous Dinosaurs Because of Ancient Salt Deposits?
Energy News: Not All Megawatts Are Created Equal – An Examination of Electric Generation Capacity Factor
Glad You Asked: You Have a Bookstore? In the Digital Age?
GeoSights: The Cockscomb and Kaibab Uplift of Southern Utah
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Glad You Asked

General geologic articles on a variety of subjects, including how to stake a mining claim and what is Utah’s hydrologic cycle.


Geologic articles on geologic sites in Utah, including Pavant Butte in the Black Rock Desert and Little Egypt in Garfield County.

Energy News

Articles on current UGS energy news.

Teacher’s Corner

Geologic articles written especially for teachers, but interesting to all, including where to see different rock types along the Wasatch Front and activities for students on dome mountains and volcanoes.

Survey Notes Archive

Past issues of Survey Notes.