Survey Notes

September 2016
Volume 48, Number 3


More Than a Grain of Salt: The Salt Crust on Great Salt Lake’s North Arm
Utah Geological Survey is Major Partner in Large Geothermal Project near Milford, Utah
Bingham Canyon’s Manefay Landslides and the Future of the Mine
Core Center News: Cores from Greater Aneth Oil Field – A Trip Back in Time to Utah’s“Bahama Islands” and “Florida Keys”
Glad You Asked: What geologic hazards should I be aware of as a homeowner in Utah?
GeoSights: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake County, Utah
Survey Notes PDF

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.

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.