MAPS & PUBLICATIONS

New Maps and Publications

See the latest publications from the UGS grouped by general topic in the table below. Utah Geological Survey maps and reports can also be purchased online through the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore.

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Salt Crust, Brine, and Marginal Groundwater of Great Salt Lake’s North Arm (2019 To 2021)

by Elliot Jagniecki, Andrew Rupke, Stefan Kirby, and Paul Inkenbrandt

Released 11/18/2021

40 p., 4 appendices, RI-283

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Influence of Salinity on the Resources and Uses of Great Salt Lake

by Great Salt Lake Salinity Advisory Committee

Released 10/21/2021

23 p., Open-File Report 736

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Uranium and Vanadium Resources of Utah: An Update in the Era of Critical Minerals and Carbon Neutrality

by Stephanie E. Mills and Bear Jordan

Released 09/29/2021

26 p., 1 appendix, Open-File Report 735

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Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs and Analogs from Utah

by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., David E. Eby, Michael D. Vanden Berg, and Douglas A. Sprinkel

Released 07/29/2021

112 p., 14 plates, 1 appendix, Special Study 168

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Resource Overview for the Original 1996 Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument Designation and Vicinity

by Michael Vanden Berg, Andrew Rupke, and Stephanie Mills

Released 03/04/2021

4 p., Public Information Series 103

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Resource Overview for the Original 2016 Bears Ears National Monument Designation and Vicinity

by Michael Vanden Berg, Andrew Rupke, and Stephanie Mills

Released 03/04/2021

3 p., Public Information Series 102

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Shallow-Shelf Carbonate Buildups in the Paradox Basin, Utah—Targets for Increased Oil and Gas Production and Reserves Using Horizontal Drilling Techniques

compiled and edited by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr.

Released 12/22/2020

173 p., 11 appendices, Bulletin 140

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Lithium Brine Analytical Database of Utah

by Andrew Rupke and Taylor Boden

Released 11/24/2020

2 p., Open-File Report 730

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Surface to Subsurface Reservoir/Aquifer Characterization and Facies Analysis of the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Central Utah

by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., Thomas H. Morris, Stephanie M. Carney, Ashley D. Hansen, John H. McBride, and Craig D. Morgan

Released 11/18/2020

102 p., 3 appendices, 1 plate, Special Study 167

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Utah Mining 2019: Metals, Industrial Minerals, Coal, Uranium, and Unconventional Fuels

by Stephanie E. Mills, Andrew Rupke, Michael D. Vanden Berg, and Taylor Boden

Released 10/26/2020

37 p., Circular 130

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The Mississippian Leadville Limestone Oil and Gas Play, Paradox Basin, Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado—Lisbon Field, Regional, and Analog Studies

compiled and edited by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr.

Released 9/30/2020

246 p., 9 appendices, Bulletin 139

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Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
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Standard Operating Procedure—Great Salt Lake Water Density Measurement and Salinity Calculation

by Great Salt Lake Salinity Advisory Committee

Released 9/15/2020

6 p., Open-File Report 728

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Round Robin of Methods to Estimate the Salinity of Great Salt Lake Waters

by Great Salt Lake Salinity Advisory Committee

Released 9/15/2020

94 p., Open-File Report 727

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Critical Minerals of Utah

by Stephanie E. Mills and Andrew Rupke

Released 6/29/2020

49 p., Circular 129

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Proven and Hypothetical Helium Resources in Utah

by Tyler J. Wiseman and Marc T. Eckels

Released 6/29/2020

44 p., 1 plate, scale 1:850,000, Miscellaneous Publication 174

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Utah’s Energy Landscape—5th Edition

by Michael D. Vanden Berg

Released 4/30/2020

45 p., Circular 127

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Great Salt Lake North Arm Salt Crust Monitoring, Spring 2017 Update

by Andrew Rupke and Taylor Boden

Released 1/30/2020

13 p., Open File Report 714

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Dolomitization in the Uteland Butte Member of the Eocene Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah

by Federico Rueda Chaparro, Hans G. Machel, and Michael D. Vanden Berg

Released 10/21/2019

99 p., 8 appendices, Open File Report 700

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Geothermal Characteristics of the Roosevelt Hot Springs System and Adjacent FORGE EGS Site, Milford, Utah

Edited by Rick Allis and Joseph N. Moore

Released 09/19/2019

245 p., 8 appendices, 2 plates, MP-169

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Revised Mapping of Bedrock Geology Adjoining the Utah FORGE Site

by Stefan M. Kirby

6 p., 2 plates, scale 1:24,000, MP-169-A

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Quaternary Geology of the Utah FORGE Site and Vicinity, Millard and Beaver Counties, Utah

by Tyler Knudsen, Emily Kleber, Adam Hiscock, and Stefan M. Kirby

21 p., 2 appendices, MP-169-B

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Joint Patterns in the Mineral Mountains Intrusive Complex and their Roles in Subsequent Deformation and Magmatism

by John M. Bartley

13 p., 1 appendix, MP-169-C

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Thermal Characteristics of the Roosevelt Hot Springs System, with Focus on the FORGE EGS Site, Milford, Utah

by Rick Allis, Mark Gwynn, Christian Hardwick, Will Hurlbut, Stefan M. Kirby, and Joseph N. Moore

22 p., MP-169-D

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Groundwater Hydrogeology and Geochemistry of the Utah FORGE Site and Vicinity

by Stefan M. Kirby, Stuart Simmons, Paul C. Inkenbrandt, and Stan Smith

21 p., MP-169-E

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Geophysical Surveys of The Milford, Utah, FORGE Site: Gravity and Tem

by Christian Hardwick, Will Hurlbut, and Mark Gwynn

14 p., MP-169-F

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Micro-Seismic Characterization of the Utah FORGE Site

by Kristine L. Pankow, Stephen Potter, Hao Zhang, Andy J. Trow, and Amy S. Record

10 p., MP-169-G

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Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Surveys Near the FORGE Enhanced Geothermal Systems Site, Utah

by John Miller, Rick Allis, and Christian Hardwick

13 p., MP-169-H

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Carbon Dioxide Flux and Carbon and Helium Isotopic Composition of Soil Gases Across the FORGE Site and Opal Mound Fault, Utah

by Kristen Rahilly, Stuart Simmons, and Tobias P. Fischer

16 p., 1 appendix, MP-169-I

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Localized Ambient Noise Tomography Over the FORGE Utah Site

by Andy J. Trow, Kristine L. Pankow, Yadong Wang, and Fan-Chi Lin

15 p., MP-169-J

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Petrography of the Utah FORGE Site and Environs, Beaver County, Utah

by Clay G. Jones, Joseph N. Moore, and Stuart Simmons

23 p., 2 appendices, MP-169-K

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Compilation of Rock Properties from FORGE Well 58-32, Milford, Utah

by Mark Gwynn, Rick Allis, Christian Hardwick, Clay Jones, Peter Nielsen, and Will Hurlbut

36 p., MP-169-L

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Wireline Log and Borehole Image Interpretation for FORGE Well 58-32, Beaver County, Utah, and Integration with Core Data

by David A. Handwerger and John D. Mclennan

7 p., 2 appendices, supplemental data, MP-169-M

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Natural Fracture Characterization at the Utah FORGE EGS Test Site: Discrete Natural Fracture Network, Stress Field, and Critical Stress Analysis

by Bryan Forbes, Joseph N. Moore, Aleta Finnila, Robert Podgorney, Siavash Nadimi, and John D. Mclennan

11 p., MP-169-N

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Bibliography of Geothermal Characteristics of the Roosevelt Hot Springs System and Adjacent FORGE EGS Site, Milford, Utah

by Rick Allis

10 p., MP-169-O

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Utah Mining 2018: Metals, Industrial Minerals, Coal, Uranium, and Unconventional Fuels

by Stephanie E. Mills, Andrew Rupke, Michael D. Vanden Berg, and Taylor Boden

Released 07/01/2019

34 p., Circular 126
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Mining Districts of Utah

by Ken Krahulec

Released 12/24/2018

191 p., 1 pl., scale 1:1,000,000, Open File Report 695
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Utah mining 2017

by Taylor Boden, Ken Krahulec, Michael Vanden Berg, and Andrew Rupke

Released 10/29/2018

30 p., ISBN 978-1-55791-948-9, Circular 125
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Utah mining 2016

by Taylor Boden, Ken Krahulec, Michael Vanden Berg, and Andrew Rupke

Released 03/29/2018

27 p., ISBN 978-1-55791-944-1, Circular 124
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Produced water in the Uinta Basin, Utah—evaluation of reservoirs, water storage aquifers, and management options

compiled and edited by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr.

Released 11/27/2017

279 p., 3 pl., + 7 appendices, ISBN 978-55791-939-7, B-138
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