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. […]
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NEW PUBLICATION Landslide Inventory Map of the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah By: Richard E. Giraud and Greg N. McDonald GET IT HERE: This map presents a landslide inventory for the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah, at a scale of 1:24,000. The purposes of the map and accompanying geodatabase […]
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 […]
Bonnie Lake, Uinta Mountains, Duchesne County Photographer: Ben Erickson © 2017
Blue Hills Overlook, Wayne County Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2017 Early morning light spotlights a mesa in a typical badland landscape composed of easily eroded shaly siltstone and mudstone of the Tununk Shale Member of the Cretaceous-age Mancos Shale. The Ferron Sandstone, also a member of the Mancos Shale, is in the foreground.
Notom Badlands Wayne County. Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2017
San Rafael Swell, Emery County Photographer: Don DeBlieux © 2017 Clam trace fossils on a fallen sandstone block of the Brushy Basin Member of the Jurassic-age Morrison Formation.
The Dollhouse Canyonlands National Park Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017
Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017
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 […]
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