UGS Open-File Report 695
by Ken Krahulec
This report offers a Utah mining districts map and a brief summary of each of Utah’s 185 mining districts. These district summaries include the geologic setting, production significance, major metals produced, recognized ore deposit types, and a discussion on the most important mines in each district. The report also provides a few key references to get the interested reader started on researching more detailed information about each district’s geology and ore deposits.
Find articles on the investigation and research of landslides and other geologic hazards in Utah.
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by Jessica J. Castleton, Ben A. Erickson, and Emily J. Kleber
The Moab quadrangle is located in the south-central portion of Grand County, Utah. Currently, the area is experiencing rapid development and population growth, that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As urbanization expands into areas less suited for development, geologic hazards become of increasing concern in the planning, design, and construction of new facilities and infrastructure. This geologic-hazard investigation of the Moab quadrangle incorporates available geologic, hydrologic, soil, and geotechnical information to identify where geologic hazards may exist, and where detailed, site-specific, geotechnical/geologic-hazard investigations are necessary to protect health, welfare, and safety. This study provides maps and information for 13 geologic hazards: shallow groundwater, salt tectonics-related ground deformation, flooding, landsliding, rockfall, radon gas potential, collapsible soil, expansive soil and rock, corrosive soil and rock, soluble soil and rock, piping and erosion, wind-blown sand, and shallow bedrock. The maps are an aid for general planning to indicate where site-specific geotechnical/geologic-hazard investigations are necessary. The accompanying report describes the hazards and provides background information on data sources and the nature and distribution of hazards and potential mitigation measures.
Utah Mining 2016
by Taylor Boden, Ken Krahulec, Michael Vanden Berg, and Andrew Rupke
This report summarizes 2016 energy and mineral resource production statistics and values for Utah. Discussions cover energy resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, and nonfuel mineral resources including base and precious metals as well as industrial minerals. The report also updates exploration projects and development of new resources.