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Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet). Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

POTD September 9, 2015: Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah

POTD 9-9-15 Mount Superior Salt Lake County

Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet).

Erosion pockets in Wingate Sandstone, Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County. Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2014

POTD August 28, 2015: Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah

Another weekend already?? Well we’re not complaining! Who’s got plans to get out into Utah geology this weekend?

8-28-15 POTD Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean

Erosion pockets in Wingate Sandstone, Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County.

Travertine deposit at Mystic Hot Springs, Sevier County, Utah Photographer: Paul Kuehne; © 2014

POTD July 31, 2015: Travertine deposit at Mystic Hot Springs, Sevier County, Utah

Happy Friday, friends! Who’s getting out in the big Utah wild this weekend? Mystic Hot Springs is a great destination!

Mystic Hot Springs POTD 7-28-15

Travertine deposit at Mystic Hot Springs, Sevier County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Kuehne; © 2014

Hematite concretions eroded from the Navajo Sandstone. Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

POTD July 21, 2015: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah

POTD 7-21-15 hematite concretion Grand staircase-escalante

Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

Hematite concretions eroded from the Navajo Sandstone.

Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County. Washington County, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

POTD July 14, 2015: Washington County, Utah

POTD 7-7-15 Petroglyphs Washington County

Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County.

Folded pegmatite vein in Farmington Canyon Complex gneiss, Pearsons Canyon, Box Elder County. Pearsons Canyon, Box Elder County, Utah Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2014

POTD July 7, 2015: Pearsons Canyon, Box Elder County, Utah

What’s the best kind of pet rock? —a “gneiss” one!

POTD 6-30-15 Farmington Canyon Gneiss Rock Mineral

Pearsons Canyon, Box Elder County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2014

Folded pegmatite vein in Farmington Canyon Complex gneiss, Pearsons Canyon, Box Elder County.

Petroglyphs carved into Ferron Sandstone, Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County. Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

POTD June 30, 2015: Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah

POTD 6-23-15 Petroglyph Rochester Art Panel

Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

Petroglyphs carved into Ferron Sandstone, Rochester Panel Rock Art Site, Emery County.

Banded white marble and quartz augen (eyeshaped crystals) in gray argillite, Notch Peak, Millard County. Notch Peak, Millard County, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

POTD June 23, 2015: Notch Peak, Millard County, Utah

POTD 6-16-15 Notch Peak Mineral Rock Argillite

Notch Peak, Millard County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

Banded white marble and quartz augen (eyeshaped crystals) in gray argillite, Notch Peak, Millard County.

Mesa Arch, in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, formed as surface water pooled and eventually eroded through bedrock at the mesa’s edge. As the sun rises, its rays reflect off the 800-foot-high cliff of Jurassic-age sedimentary rock below the arch, bathing the bottom of the arch in an orange glow. Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

POTD June 17, 2015: Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

We woke up on the right side of the bedrock today!

POTD 6-9-15 Mesa Arch Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

Mesa Arch, in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, formed as surface water pooled and eventually eroded through bedrock at the mesa’s edge. As the sun rises, its rays reflect off the 800-foot-high cliff of Jurassic-age sedimentary rock below the arch, bathing the bottom of the arch in an orange glow.

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah Photographer: Sonja Heuscher; © 2014

POTD June 15, 2015: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

We had to turn our air conditioning on this weekend—it’s getting hot! Cool down with this photo while we thaw out our spectacular Utah Geology.

POTD 6-2-15 Delicate Arch, Arches

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Sonja Heuscher; © 2014