Fall colors and snow compliment brightly colored lichen on Miocene-age volcanic boulders on the shore of Johnson Valley Reservoir. Cloud shadows dapple the Fish Lake Hightop, one of several high plateaus in central Utah dominated by Tertiary-age volcanic rocks. Fishlake National Forest, Sevier County, Utah. Photo by J. Lucy Jordan.
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Yant Flat near Silver Reef, Washington County, Utah. Photo by Paul Inkenbrandt.
Near the base of Notch Peak, pink Jurassic-age granite intrudes much older thinly bedded gray argillite and white marble of the Cambrian-age Marjum Formation. Deep in the Earth’s crust 170 million years ago, high heat and fluids from the granite metamorphosed the surrounding rock, turning limestone into marble and shale into argillite. House Range, Millard […]
Carmel Canyon Trail, Goblin Valley State Park, Emery County. Photo by Adam McKean.
A goblet-shaped hoodoo formed in sandstone of the Early Cretaceous-age Burro Canyon Formation. The top is cemented by silica, making it more resistant to weathering than the softer rock at the base. Near Blanding, San Juan County, Utah. Photo by Don DeBlieux.
Dead Horse Point State Park, Grand County. Photo by Michael Vanden Berg.
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