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.

Photo of the Day (POTD): January 2, 2019

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.

 

Photo of the Day (POTD): December 21, 2018

Bonneville Salt Flats, Silver Island Mountains, and Pilot Peak, Box Elder County

Photographer: Ken Krahulec © 2018

Photo of the Day (POTD): December 07, 2018

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.