October 3–6, 2018 Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium 1594 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah Please contact Adam McKean with questions (801-537-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org). With the publication in 2016 of the “Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update” book, the Utah Geological Survey is interested in bringing together the geologic community to review and discuss […]
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Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference October 3-4, 2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Short Course October 5-6, 2018 The conference and short course will be held at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will be open to the geologic community. The conference will cover geologic topic related […]
by Jessica J. Castleton, Ben A. Erickson, and Emily J. Kleber GET IT HERE: The Moab quadrangle is located in the south-central portion of Grand County, Utah. Currently, the area is experiencing rapid development and population growth, that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As urbanization expands into areas less suited for development, […]
San Rafael Swell, Emery County Photographer: Andy Cvar © 2018 Reduced and oxidized mudstone of the Triassic-age Chinle Formation.
Our latest issue of Survey Notes is here! Find articles on horizontal drilling potential in Utah and unprecedented 1600-foot core from the Green River Formation along with our regular featured columns. View the latest issue Check out past issues
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is holding their Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) meeting in Salt Lake City on May 20–23, 2018. As many as 5000 geologists and other petroleum professionals from all over the world will descend on Salt Lake City to participate in this annual conference. REGISTRATION
NEW PUBLICATION Utah Mining 2016 by Taylor Boden, Ken Krahulec, Michael Vanden Berg, and Andrew Rupke GET IT HERE This report summarizes 2016 energy and mineral resource production statistics and values for Utah. Discussions cover energy resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, and nonfuel mineral resources including base and precious metals as well […]
There is a 57% probability (over 1 in 2 chance) that a magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquake will occur in the Wasatch Front region in the next 50 years. To address this threat, the Utah Earthquake Program consisting of the UGS, UUSS, and the UDEM, developed the map of Utah earthquakes and faults so the […]
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