Entries by Utah Geological Survey

Highlights from the Utah FORGE stakeholder field visit

In August, the Utah FORGE project took a big leap forward with the drilling of a 7,000-foot deep geothermal scientific well. As part of our continuing effort to keep all stakeholders engaged and up to date, Utah FORGE conducted a field visit for stakeholders on August 23rd.                 […]

POTD August 16, 2017: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County Photographer: Ken Krahulec © 2017 Headward erosion into the Markagunt Plateau has created the spectacular badlands of the Cedar Breaks amphitheater. The brightly colored rocks of the Claron Formation include limestone, mudstones, sandstone, and conglomerate deposited in streams and lakes around 50 million years ago, as well as ancient […]

Geoscience and Utah

How does geoscience affect Utah? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is currently releasing State Geoscience Information factsheets that show the role geoscience plays in powering our state’s economy. The Geoscience and Utah Factsheet highlights information from many Utah geoscience areas including, employment, water, minerals, energy and hazards. Below is page 1 of the Utah factsheet […]