Photo of the Day (POTD): June 5, 2019

Henry’s Fork, High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah. Photo by Christian Hardwick.

Morning sun casts light on the reddish-brown and grayish-red sandstone, shale, and siltstone of the Precambrian-age formation of Red Castle in the Uinta Mountain Group. Ice-age glaciers carved the broad valleys and basins of the Uinta Mountains.

Photo of the Day (POTD): May 1, 2019

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 wall. 

Photo of the Day (POTD): April 17, 2019

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.

Photo of the Day (POTD): April 3, 2019

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.

Photo of the Day (POTD): March 6, 2019

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.

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.

Photo of the Day (POTD): February 20, 2019

Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, Salt Lake County.
Photo by Adam Hiscock.

Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, Salt Lake County.

Photo of the Day (POTD): February 6, 2019

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.

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.

Photo of the Day (POTD): January 23, 2019

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.

Miocene-age granite in the Mineral Mountains glows as the sun sets over the distant San Francisco Mountains near Milford.