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, […]
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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.
Henry Mountains, Garfield County Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2018 Intrusive laccoliths, formed between 23 and 31 million years ago, rise spectacularly over 6,000 feet above a surrounding structural basin.
Dixie National Forest, Garfield County Photographer: Brian Butler © 2018 Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone cliffs of Death Hollow, as seen from Hells Backbone, glow serenely in the evening twilight.
November 07, 2018: West side of the Mineral Mountains, Beaver County Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2018
Willow Creek Canyon, Uintah County Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg © 2018.
This year’s Earth Science Week at the Utah Geological Survey welcomed 669 students for hands-on, educational fun! We learned about rocks and minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, geologic processes, and more. Thank you for another fabulous Earth Science Week – see you next year! Special thanks to the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge […]
Central Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County Photographer: Zach Anderson © 2018 Pennsylvanian- and Permian-age limestone and sandstone are illuminated by the setting sun near Grandview Peak.
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