Glad You Asked
Our Glad You Asked articles answer general geologic questions on a variety of subjects. It is a regular column in Survey Notes, the UGS’ informative, non-technical magazine on noteworthy and interesting geologic topics in Utah.
Rocks & Minerals
- What is a dropstone?
- What are the oldest rocks in Utah?
- What are Moqui marbles?
- How can sedimentary rocks tell you about Utah’s history?
- Where can I collect landscaping rock on public land?
- What kind of rock makes a good wall?
- What are igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic rocks?
- Why is the Wasatch Front “blessed” with abundant sand, gravel, and rock?
- Utah’s stone building heritage
- How do geologists know how old a rock is?
- Do ants mine gold?
- When I find a mineral or fossil in the field, why doesn’t it look similar to specimens in museums or at mineral and fossil shows?
- How do geologists identify minerals?
- What gemstone is found in Utah that is rarer than diamond and more valuable than gold?
- What are minerals used for?
- What are “colloidal mineral supplements” and where do they come from?
- How can I stake a mining claim?
- Click here to find collecting sites in Utah.
- What is Utah’s Largest Meteorite?
- So you think you’ve found a meteorite; is it really a meteorwrong?
- Have meteorites or meteorite craters been found in Utah?