Uinta Mountains, Daggett County Photographer: Emily Kleber © 2018 Evening light in the eastern Uinta Mountains illuminates receding storm clouds and the snow-covered Oligocene-age Bishop Conglomerate in the valley below.
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Last week the Utah FORGE project completed a two- and three-dimensional seismic surveys to further characterize the project area’s buried granite reservoir. Specifically, the survey may help to identify any buried faults that might be zones of fluid flow. Seismic surveys create subsurface images by generating, recording, and analyzing sound waves that travel through the […]
Congratulations to John Good who was named the 2017 UGS Employee of the Year. John is a Graphic Arts Specialist with the Editorial Section and has worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 15 years, including the last three years with the UGS. His creative talent and commitment to produce high-quality publications has contributed […]
Reporters Leia Larsen and Benjamin Zack sat down with James Kirkland to find out what Utah looked like 100 million years ago and learn about the discovery boom happening right now. VIEW PODCAST www.standard.net
Cedar Mesa, San Juan County Photographer: Tyler Knudsen © 2017 An overhanging ledge of Permian-age Cedar Mesa Sandstone protects ancestral Puebloan ruins in Road Canyon. The informally named “Fallen Roof” ruin owes its name to the prominent spalling and collapse of thin sandstone slabs from the overhang’s ceiling.
Contact Tom Chidsey 801-537-3364 firstname.lastname@example.org Bulletin 138, Produced Water in the Uinta Basin, Utah: Evaluation of Reservoirs, Water Storage Aquifers, and Management Options Salt Lake City (Nov. 29, 2017) — Oil and gas fields in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah typically produce about 30 million barrels of oil […]
Salt Lake Valley from Ensign Peak, Salt Lake County. Photographer: Mike Hylland © 2017
Media Contact Vicky Clarke 801-537-3330 email@example.com 2018 Calendar of Utah Geology is the Best Yet! The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) recently released the 12th edition of its popular Calendar of Utah Geology. The 2018 calendar features inspiring photographs by UGS staff of Utah’s geologic wonders with a brief explanation of how and when they formed. Eight […]
The first paleoseismic research trench ever dug on the Fayette segment of the Wasatch fault as part of a paleoseismic study of the southern Wasatch fault zone in central Utah. The project, funded by UGS and USGS National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, will evaluate the recurrence of large earthquakes on, and interactions between, the Levan and Fayette segments […]
Poison Spider Mesa, Grand County Photographer: Ben Erickson © 2017 Located along the Colorado River near Moab, Longbow Arch is an example of the delicate beauty of wind-sculpted rock. The arch spans 60 feet in the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone.
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