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Cache Valley Aquifer Storage and Recovery-Site Assessment for Millville City, Cache County, Utah

OFR-636 Cache Valley Aquifer, Cache County, Millville City

By: Paul Inkenbrandt

The City of Millville, located in a prime location for aquifer storage and recovery (ASR), is having issues with elevated nitrate in the Glenridge well, a public water supply sourced from the Cache Valley principal aquifer. To alleviate high nitrate, the city performed an initial injection and pumping test using the Glenridge well. Millville injected water from Garr Spring, another public water supply source of which they own water rights, into the Glenridge well for one week at a rate of 500 gallons per minute. They then pumped the well while monitoring geochemistry to determine the effects on the Cache Valley principal aquifer system. The pre-injection nitrate concentration in the Glenridge well was 7.65 mg/l nitrate as nitrogen, and the nitrate concentration after pumping more than 172% of the volume of water injected was 6.52 mg/l nitrate as nitrogen. There is likely some dispersion of the injected spring water via advection in the aquifer.

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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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Geology of the Sulphurdale Geothermal-Resources Area, Beaver and Millard Counties, Utah

By: Peter D. Rowley, Edward F. Rutledge, David J. Maxwell, Gary L. Dixon, and Chester A. Wallace

This 27-page report analyzes new detailed (1:12,000 scale) geologic mapping of a 14 square mile area centered by the high-temperature (350°F) Sulphurdale heat source, which at the surface makes up a circular area about a mile in diameter that is likely caused by a magma body at depth. A former small steam-driven geothermal electric power plant in the circular area is being replaced by a larger plant (Enel Green Power North America) that will use binary technology. Five cross sections tied to and at the same scale as the map help interpret the likely extent of the geothermal resource. Sulfur derived from evaporites at depth was initially mined at a solfatara above the heat source; associated sulfuric acid seeped downward to remove the Kaibab Limestone and Toroweap Formation from the subsurface.

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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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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION 08-3DM

MP-08-3dmGEOLOGIC MAP OF THE WHITE CANYON–GOOD HOPE BAY AREA, GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, SAN JUAN AND GARFIELD COUNTIES, UTAH
R.E. Thaden, A.F. Trites, Jr., T.L. Finnell, and G.C. Willis

The digital database on this CD was derived from plate 1 of U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1125, published in 1964, with many modifications and additions by the Utah Geological Survey.  The map depicts gently folded Pennsylvanian, Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic strata exposed in the White Canyon, Good Hope Bay, Hite, and Red Canyon areas in and near Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and includes parts of a large historical uranium mining district.

CD (1 pl., scale 1:100,000 [contains GIS files])

MP-08-3DM……….$24.95

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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION 09-3

MP-09-3GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE KELTON PASS QUADRANGLE, BOX ELDER COUNTY, UTAH, AND CASSIA COUNTY, IDAHO
Michael L. Wells

The Kelton Pass quadrangle, located at the east end of the Raft River Mountains, is a classic metamorphic core complex, in part exemplified by the Raft River detachment fault. The area contains Archean metamorphic, Proterozoic metasedimentary, and Paleozoic carbonate and clastic rocks that were intensely deformed and thinned by alternating episodes of contraction and extension during the late Mesozoic to Cenozoic.  Miocene to Quaternary sediments fill structural basins, and late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville deposits blanket low areas.

CD (22 p., 3 pl.), ISBN 1-55791-807-4

MP-09-3……….$19.95

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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATION 08-1

MP-08-1PROVISIONAL GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE CHAMPLIN PEAK QUADRANGLE, JUAB AND MILLARD COUNTIES, UTAH
Janice M. Hayden, Timothy F. Lawton, and Donald L. Clark

The Champlin Peak quardrangle is located in central Utah within the eastern Basin and Range Province, and includes the northern Canyon Mountains, southeastern Gilson Mountains, and Sevier and Leamington Canyons. The map area displays structures of the Sevier fold-thrust belt, including the Canyon Range syncline, Leamington Canyon fault, Tintic Valley thrust fault, and Leamington antiform. Cretaceous conglomerate, derived from thrust sheets durin Sevier deformation, unconformably overlies Cambrian strata of the Canyon Range thrust plate. Surficial deposits include alluvial fans, fluvial sediments of the Sevier River, and deltaic sediments of Lake Bonneville. Limestone, shale, and quartzite are quarried for use in a local cement plant.

This CD contains three plates: the geologic map at 1:24,000 scale and two explanation plates, all in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for viewing the plates and can be downloaded at www.adobe.com.

CD(3 pl., 1:24,000), ISBN 1-55791-779-5,

MP-08-1………$14.95

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