Entries by Utah Geological Survey

MAP 230

GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE GOSHEN VALLEY NORTH QUADRANGLE, UTAH COUNTY, UTAH Donald L. Clark, Robert F. Biek, and Eric H. Christiansen This quadrangle is located in central Utah within the eastern Basin and Range Province, and includes parts of Goshen Valley and the Mosida Hills (also called southern Lake Mountains) along the west and south margins […]

Laying to Rest an OverARCHing Issue

Does Utah have the biggest natural arch in the world? Yes. Sort of. Depends on your definition of “biggest”. Mapping geologists with the Utah Geological Survey recently published an article in the May 2009 edition of Survey Notes that attempts to answer that question. “In nearly three decades of working in Utah’s geology, I have been […]


MINERALOGY AND FLUID CHEMISTRY OF SURFICIAL SEDIMENTS IN THE NEWFOUNDLAND BASIN, TOOELE AND BOX ELDER COUNTIES, UTAH Blair F. Jones, William W. White III, Kathryn M. Conko, Daniel M. Webster, and James F. Kohler This CD contains a 53-page report (plus 43-page appendices) that details a three-year field study of Newfoundland Basin’s shallow-brine aquifer and […]

SURVEY NOTES volume 41, number 2

UTAH’S NATURAL ROCK ARCHES This issue contains: *   What is the Biggest Natural Arch in the World? *   Ancient Landslides of the Beaver Dam Mountains *   Virtual Geologic Map Overlays *   Energy News: Utah’s Renewable Energy Zone Assessment *   GeoSights: Wall Arch—A Fallen Giant *   Survey News *   Teacher’s […]

Landsliding in Northern Utah, Early 2009

Local wet conditions in northern Utah have caused some landslides to reactivate along with other types of shallow slope failures. Areas with active landslides in early 2009 include Ogden Valley in eastern Weber County, western Morgan County, southeastern Davis County, and Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah County.


COMPILATION OF 1970s WOODWARD-LUNDGREN & ASSOCIATES WASATCH FAULT INVESTIGATION REPORTS AND OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, WASATCH FRONT AND CACHE VALLEY, UTAH AND IDAHO Steve D. Bowman, Keith Beisner, and Corey Unger This nine DVD set contains a descriptive 3-page report and digital files created from the Wasatch fault investigation project performed for the Utah Geological and […]

Rock Fall in Provo, April 11, 2009

Around 11:30 a.m. on April 11, 2009, a rock fall impacted the area of 1500 North and 1550 East in Provo, Utah. One rock-fall boulder damaged the outside of a playhouse located at 1522 North 1550 East, and another, larger boulder severely damaged a vacant house at 1496 North 1550 East. The April 11, 2009 rock […]

MAP 234

GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE WEST MOUNTAIN QUADRANGLE, UTAH COUNTY, UTAH Donald L. Clark The West Mountain quadrangle covers West Mountain and parts of Utah and Goshen Valleys along the Interstate 15 corridor.  Improvements were made to the bedrock structure and stratigraphy, and to mapping of Quaternary surficial deposits.  The mountain consists of folded and faulted […]


GEOLOGIC MAP OF PART OF THE LEES FERRY AREA, GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA D.A. Phoenix This CD contains a digital dataset of a geologic map of the Lees Ferry area, Arizona, and is one of several maps that together provide complete GIS geologic map coverage of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. […]