POTD January 17, 2017: Silver Lake, Wasatch Range

Silver Lake, Wasatch Range

Photographer: Kent Brown © 2017

At 11,749 feet, Mount Timpanogos is the second-highest peak in the Wasatch Range, and is formed of 300 million-year-old limestone and sandstone of the Oquirrh Formation.

POTD January 10, 2017: Bell Hill Mine, Juab County

Bell Hill Mine, Juab County
Photographer: Mark Milligan © 2017

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Vibrant purple fluorite, composed of calcium and fluoride, exposed at the Bell Hill mine in the Spor Mountain mining district. Fluorite is chiefly used as flux for steel manufacturing and in making hydrofluoric acid.

POTD January 05, 2017: View northeast of Antelope Island, Davis County

View northeast of Antelope Island, Davis County.
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017

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POTD December 13, 2016: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Kane County

A hard cap rock protects the softer underlying pedestal and neck of this hoodoo in the Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, in the Toadstools area of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Kane County.
Photographer: Mark Milligan © 2016

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POTD December 6, 2016: Red Canyon, Garfield County

Tertiary-age Claron Formation erodes into rugged and dramatic canyons near Red Canyon, Garfield County.
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan © 2016

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POTD November 29, 2016: Devils Garden, Garfield County

Hoodoo consisting of Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, Devils Garden, Garfield County.
Photographer: Marshall Robinson © 2016.

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POTD November 22, 2016: Devils Playground, Box Elder County

Eroded granitic rock of the Tertiary-age Emigrant Pass pluton at Devils Playground, Box Elder County.
Photographer: Adam McKean © 2016

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POTD November 15, 2016: White Rock Bay, Antelope Island, Davis County

White Rock Bay, Antelope Island, Davis County
Photographer: Jim Davis © 2016
Pink dolomite boulders of the Precambrian-age Kelley Canyon Formation frame the salt-coated beach of White Rock Bay.
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POTD November 8, 2016: Canyonlands National Park, Wayne County

Columns of Permian-age Organ Rock Shale seemingly defy gravity in the Land of Standing Rocks in the remote Maze district of Canyonlands National Park, Wayne County.

Photographer: Tyler Knudsen © 2016

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POTD November 2, 2016: High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County

High Uintas Wilderness Area, Summit County
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2016

The late Precambrian-age Red Castle and Dead Horse Pass Formations, carved by Quaternary glaciers, form the cirque above Henrys Fork basin in the Uinta Mountains. A popular backpacking destination, Henrys Fork basin lies beneath the highest point in Utah, Kings Peak (13,528 feet; on the skyline in middle of photo).

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