Near Dead Horse Point State Park, Grand County. Photo by Jessica Castleton.
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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.
Colorado River near Moab, Grand County Photo by Jessica Castleton.
Near Moab, Grand County Photo by Greg McDonald © 2019 Composed of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, wind-sculpted Corona Arch stands before snow-covered cliffs of the same formation. This arch was formed from the same weathering process and during the same time as the world-famous features in nearby Arches National Park.
Bonneville Salt Flats, Silver Island Mountains, and Pilot Peak, Box Elder County Photographer: Ken Krahulec © 2018
Congratulations to Michael Vanden Berg who was named the 2018 UGS Employee of the Year. Mike has been with the UGS for about 14 years; he is currently a Senior Scientist and manages the Energy and Minerals Program. Mike has established an excellent rapport with the petroleum industry through leading field trips, conducting core workshops, […]
Northern Wasatch Range, Weber County Photographer: Adam McKean © 2018 Looking north along the steep Wasatch Range, the city of Ogden (on the left) lies in a valley created by the Wasatch fault zone, and the rocks of the mountain range have been deformed by the Ogden and Willard thrust zones.
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