MAPS & PUBLICATIONS

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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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The Economic Contribution of Utah’s Energy and Mining Industries

by Tanner J. McCarty, Zuyi Wang, Man-Keun Kim, and James Evans

Released 11/21/2022

12 p., 4 appendices, Miscellaneous Publication 176

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Potash Resources of Utah: An Annotated Bibliography

by Andrew Rupke

Released 11/07/2022

14 p., Open-File Report 746

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Utah Mining 2021—Metals, Industrial Minerals, Uranium, Coal, and Unconventional Fuels

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

Released 8/31/2022

37 p., Circular 134

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Utah Mining 2020—Metals, Industrial Minerals, Uranium, Coal and Unconventional Fuels

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

Released 1/31/2022

40 p., Circular 131

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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, Report of Investigation 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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Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix J
Appendix K


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 B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I


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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