Turret Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah. Photo by Adam McKean.
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Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah. Photo by Marshall Robinson. Beautiful hanging gardens decorate an alcove in Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone along the Riverside Walk trail at the mouth of The Narrows in Zion National Park. Rainwater seeps down through porous sandstone until it flows laterally along a less-porous rock layer, ultimately trickling out of the canyon […]
Uinta Basin Photomicrograph. Photo by Michael Vanden Berg. Photomicrograph of limestone from the Eocene-age Green River Formation showing small ostracod shells surrounding and filling larger gastropod fossils.
Nine Mile Canyon Road, Carbon County, Utah. Photo by Emily Kleber. Cliffs of deltaic sandstone in the Eocene-age Green River Formation tower over Nine Mile Canyon, an area rich in geologic and human history.
Near Dead Horse Point State Park, Grand County. Photo by Jessica Castleton.
Kane Gulch, San Juan County. Photo by Andy Cvar. Corrugated, conchoidal fracture pattern in blocks of Cedar Mesa Sandstone. The sandstone was deposited during the Early Permian in a trade-wind-blown sand sea.
Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, Salt Lake County. Photo by Adam Hiscock.
Horseshoe Springs, Skull Valley, Tooele County Photo by Jim Davis. Warm, brackish groundwater issues from the Skull Valley faults at the western foot of the Stansbury Mountains to produce Horseshoe Springs—two springs that join to create a horseshoe shape.
Mineral Mountains, Beaver County Photo by Christian Hardwick Miocene-age granite in the Mineral Mountains glows as the sun sets over the distant San Francisco Mountains near Milford.
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