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Interim Geologic Map of the Ogden 30′ x 60′ Quadrangle, Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, and Summit Counties, Utah, and Uinta County, Wyoming

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By: James C. Coogan and Jon K. King

The Ogden 30’x60′ quadrangle covers the populous Wasatch Front near Ogden, Utah, and the adjacent Wasatch Range, and extends eastward into Wyoming near Evanston, Wyoming. It covers parts of the Ogden, Weber, and upper and lower Bear River drainages. The Ogden quadrangle is economically important because of the gas and oil fields on the east margin of the map area, the cement plant near Devils Slide, numerous sand and gravel operations, water resources, and recreational interests.

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Interim Geologic Map of the East Part of the Duchesne 30’x60′ Quadrangle: Duchesne and Wasatch Counties, Utah (Year 3)

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By: Douglas A. Sprinkel

The interim geologic map of the east part of the Duchesne 30’x60′ quadrangle (year 3) consists of eighteen 7.5 minute quadrangles and is the third year of a multi-year project to map and compile the geology of this quadrangle. The quadrangle is located mostly in the western Uinta basin, with the northwest corner located along the southwest flank of the Uinta Mountains but the area mapped is centered on Roosevelt, Utah. The map area includes a variety of surficial deposits that range from historic to lower Pleistocene piedmont alluvium, stream alluvium, and glacial deposits. Bedrock map units include members of the Duchesne River formation, the upper two members of the Uinta Formation, and upper two members of the Green River Formation. Members of the Duchesne River Formation are (in descending order) Starr Flat, Lapoint, Dry Gulch Creek, and Brennan Basin. Members of the Uinta Formation are (in descending order) member C and member B. The sandstone and limestone facies and the saline facies are of the Green River Formation are exposed south of U.S. Highway 40 and south-southwest of Duchesne, Utah. Structural features include the axis of the Uinta Basin syncline (and associated folds), the Uinta Basin-Mountain boundary fault zone located in the northern part of the map area with evidence of movement in the Quaternary, and the Duchesne fault zone located in the southern part of the map area. The Duchesne 30’x60′ quadrangle also contains an array of geologic resources including minerals, phosphate, sand and gravel, and gilsonite, but energy resources are the most significant with the giant Altamont-Bluebell and Monument Butte fields included in the quadrangle.

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Best Student Map Competition

Hey Geology students!

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) in partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA), GSA Foundation, Association of American State Geologists (AASG), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and the Journal of Maps invites students to participate in the Best Student Geologic Map Competition.

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Interim Geologic Map of the Eastern Part of the Duchesne 30’x 60′ Quadrangle, Duchesne and Wasatch Counties, Utah Year 1 of 6

By: Douglas A. Sprinkel

This CD contains the geologic map at 1:50,000 scale and a 19-page booklet, both in PDF format. The map covers six 7.5-minute quadrangles in the eastern part of the Duchesne 30’x 60′ quadrangle. The quadrangle is located mostly in the western Uinta Basin, with the northwest corner located along the southwest flank of the Uinta Mountains but the area mapped is centered on Roosevelt, Utah. The map area includes surficial deposits that range from historic to lower Pleiestocene piedmont alluvium, stream alluvium, and glacial deposits. Bedrock map units include the Duchesne River and Uinta Formations. Structural features include the axis of the Uinta Basin syncline (and associated folds), the basin boundary fault zone in the northern part of the map area, and the Duchesne fault zone in the southern part of the map area. The Duchesne 30’x 60′ quadrangle also contains an array of geologic resources including minerals, phosphate, sand and gravel, and gilsonite, but energy resources are the most significant with the giant Altamont-Bluebell and Monument Butte fields located in the quadrangle.

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Interim Geologic Map of the East Part of the Tooele 30′ x 60′ Quadrangle, Tooele, Salt Lake, and Davis Counties, Utah, Year 1 of 3

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Geologic Map of the Panguitch Lake Quadrangle, Garfield and Iron Counties

By: Robert F. Biek, John J. Anderson, Edward G. Sable, and Peter D. Rowley

The Panguitch Lake quadrangle lies in the central part of the Markagunt Plateau in southwest Utah and includes Panguitch Lake, a popular area of summer and winter recreational use. Despite the plateau’s relatively simple structure of a gently east-tilted fault block, the quadrangle contains scenic and instructive exposures of southwest Utah’s youngest basaltic lava flows, classic examples of inverted valleys capped by older lava flows, glacial deposits in the Castle Valley area, and the southern margin of the Markagunt Megabreccia. The Megabreccia is the debris of Utah’s largest catastrophic landslide deposit, which covers 1300 square miles (3400 km²) of the northern and central Markagunt Plateau.

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Geologic Map of the Yellowjacket Canyon Quadrangle, Kane County, Utah, and Mohave County, Arizona

By: Janice M. Hayden

The Yellowjacket Canyon 7.5′ quadrangle is divided north-south by the Sevier fault zone with the lower Navajo Sandstone and older rocks creating the Vermilion Cliffs step of the Grand Staircase on the up-thrown block to the east, and the upper Navajo Sandstone and younger rocks creating the White Cliffs step of the Grand Staircase on the down-dropped block to the west. Exposed strata range from the Triassic Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation to the Jurassic Co-op Creek Limestone Member of the Carmel Formation. Eoloian sand dunes, including those of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, stretch northeast to southwest across the map area.

This CD contains geographic information system (GIS) files in ESRI file geodatabase and shapefile formats. Also included are two plates-the geologic map at 1:24,000 and the explanation sheet-both in PDF format. The latest version of Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF files. Specialized GIS software is required to use the GIS files.

M-256DM……….. $24.95

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WASATCH FRONT: THE BIG PICTURE WRIT SMALL

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Heads up, map geeks! (We know you’re out there.)

The Utah Geological Survey has released a full-color geological map of unprecedented detail of 1,800 square miles of the central Wasatch, which includes wilderness areas and public lands along with human-infested areas, including Heber and Payson.

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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION 09-4DM

GLACIAL GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE UINTA MOUNTAINS AREA, UTAH AND WYOMING
Jeffrey S. Munroe and Benjamin J.C. Laabs

This dataset represents the first complete inventory of the glacial deposits in the Uinta Mountains since Atwood (1909) described the glacial geology of this area. It is the result of previous and continuing work by the authors and others to better understand the glacial and climatic history of this fascinating area. It depicts the distribution of glacial deposits and post-glacial sediments including mass wasting, lacustrine, and rock glacier deposits. A discussion of the glacial history and a figure showing a reconstruction of the ice extent during the local Last Glacial Maximum are also included.

This DVD contains the geologic map at 1:100,000 scale in PDF format and an ArcMap 9.3 map document. Geographic Information System (GIS) files are provided in an ESRI file geodatabase and as ESRI shapefiles. Metadata, PDF, HTML, text, and image files are included to help the user view, evaluate, and use the spatial data.

DVD (1 pl., scale 1:100,000 [contains GIS data])

MP-09-4DM (DVD)……….$24.95
MP-09-4DM (plot)……….$19.95

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GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PELICAN POINT QUADRANGLE, UTAH COUNTY, UTAH
Barry J. Solomon, Robert F. Biek, and Scott M. Ritter

This quadrangle is located in central Utah within the eastern Basin and Range Province.  The quadrangle includes the northern part of Utah Lake in western Utah Valley, the northern and northeastern lakeshore, and Pelican Point, extending into Utah Lake from the eastern edge of the Lake Mountains.  Bedrock near Pelican Point includes Mississippian-age sedimentary strata on the eastern limb of the Lake Mountains syncline.  The majority of the quadrangle is covered by Utah Lake, which is underlain by normal faults that form the western boundary of Utah Valley.  Surficial deposits along the lakeshore are primarily associated with lacustrine deposition from Holocene Utah Lake and its precursor, late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville.

CD (2 pl., 1:24,000)

M-244……….$14.95

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