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POTD February 02, 2018

Goblin Valley State Park, Emery County
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman © 2018
Weathering and erosion of the Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone forms a fantastic array of stone structures locally referred to as “goblins.”

Landslide Inventory Map of the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah

NEW PUBLICATION
Landslide Inventory Map of the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah
By: Richard E. Giraud and Greg N. McDonald

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This map presents a landslide inventory for the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah, at a scale of 1:24,000. The purposes of the map and accompanying geodatabase are to show and characterize landslides areas and to provide information useful for managing landslide-related issues. Spatial and tabular data for each landslide are stored in the geodatabase and linked to the inventory map. Landslide information in the geodatabase includes: area, material type, movement type, landslide deposit name, landslide source name, movement activity, thickness, movement direction, approximate movement dates, geologic unit associated with landsliding, confidence in mapped boundaries, mapper, peer reviewer, and general comments.

 

POTD July 19, 2017: San Rafael Swell, Emery County

San Rafael Swell, Emery County

Photographer: Don DeBlieux © 2017

Clam trace fossils on a fallen sandstone block of the Brushy Basin Member of the Jurassic-age Morrison Formation.

Rock and Mineral festival celebrates Utah’s rich landscape

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Few places on earth offer geology as interesting as that found in Utah. From the Colorado Plateau to the basin and range of the West Desert to the Wasatch Front, the earth on display is almost unmatched in its variety.

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POTD September 28, 2016: San Rafael Swell near Muddy Creek, Emery County

San Rafael Swell near Muddy Creek, Emery County

Photographer: Scott Madsen © 2016

9-27-16

Colorful, rounded slopes are typical of the Brushy Basin Member of the Jurassic-age Morrison Formation. Clayey bentonite beds in the Morrison often have a distinctive “popcorn” weathering texture resulting from expansion of the clay minerals when they get wet.

148 million years later, the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in Utah remains a cold case (with video)

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Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry • About 148 million years have passed since dozens of corpses of meat-eating dinosaurs were deposited here, just north of the San Rafael Swell and about 30 miles southeast of Price.

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Interact with Paleontologists at Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry This Week

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The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office is offering a special opportunity for young scientists and their families to interact with professional paleontologists at work in the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

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Short days and low winter sun cause ice to form along the San Rafael River where it cuts through the west flank of the San Rafael Swell. The 1,100-foot-deep canyon exposes the Jurassic-Triassic-age Glen Canyon Group along the cliffs and ledges of the canyon walls. Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Zach Anderson; © 2016

POTD May 10, 2016: Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River, Emery County, Utah

POTD 5-3-16 San Rafael River Emery County

Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Zach Anderson; © 2016

Short days and low winter sun cause ice to form along the San Rafael River where it cuts through the west flank of the San Rafael Swell. The 1,100-foot-deep canyon exposes the Jurassic-Triassic-age Glen Canyon Group along the cliffs and ledges of the canyon walls.

Small cave-like features called tafoni pockmark the walls of a slot canyon in the southern San Rafael Swell, Emery County. San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2015

POTD April 19, 2016: San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah

An afternoon escape—

POTD 4-19-16 San Rafael Swell

San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2015

Small cave-like features called tafoni pockmark the walls of a slot canyon in the southern San Rafael Swell, Emery County.