Entries by Utah Geological Survey

AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition is Coming to Salt Lake City!

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

UGS Circular 124: Utah Mining 2016

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 […]

MAP SALE: Utah Earthquakes (1850-2016) and Quaternary Fault Map

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 […]

Visit Our Bookstore Before You Head Out For Spring Break Adventures

The Natural Resources Map & Bookstore is the place to research your next outdoor adventure. It specializes in maps and guides for outdoor recreation including hiking, off-highway vehicles, rockhounding, hunting, fishing, and other activities. It’s the state’s official source for more than 1,500 USGS topographic maps, and can print on demand any of the more than […]

POTD February 08, 2018: San Rafael Desert, Wayne County

San Rafael Desert, Wayne County Photographer: Nathan Payne © 2018 Eolian ripples and dunes composed of sand weathered from Jurassic-age Carmel Formation and Entrada Sandstone provide a sharp contrast to the snowy peaks of the Oligocene-age Henry Mountains laccolith on the horizon.