Utah’s unique geologic features tell many stories that cover many geologic subjects. A variety of rocks, minerals, and fossils can be found, some exclusive to Utah. The diverse mountain ranges, basins, and plateaus in Utah were formed from an extensive geologic history of tectonic compression, uplift, and extension. Ice ages, more recent geologic events, caused glaciers to grow, melt, and erode the earth to form more landforms. Explore the many geologic features of Utah in our popular geologic topics below.
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