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Dinosaur eggs found by NCSU paleontologist now at Museum of Natural Sciences

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A researcher at North Carolina State University has recovered a clutch of rare dinosaur eggs from cliffs in Utah.

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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.

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

San Rafael Swell near Muddy Creek, Emery County

Photographer: Scott Madsen © 2016

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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.

UGS receives a new core donation from Whiting Oil & Gas.

UGS has received an exciting new core donation from Whiting Oil & Gas. It’s from four wells near the northern end of the San Rafael Swell with core from the Moenkopi Formation.

Contact the Utah Core Research Center for additional information.

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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.

Sid’s Mountain Wilderness Study Area, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2015

POTD December 10, 2015: Sid’s Mountain Wilderness Study Area, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah

Utah geology views for days.

POTD 12-8-15 Emery County, San Rafael Swell, Sids Mountain

Sid’s Mountain Wilderness Study Area, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2015

Erosion has exposed and sculpted Jurassic-age sedimentary rocks in the southern San Rafael Swell. Near Goblin Valley State Park, towering Wild Horse Butte comprises the Morrison and Summerville Formations (top cliff layers), Curtis Formation (middle slope layer), and Entrada Sandstone (bottom reddish layer). San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Taylor Boden; © 2014

POTD April 17, 2015: San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah

POTD 4-14-15, San Rafael Swell

San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Taylor Boden; © 2014

Erosion has exposed and sculpted Jurassic-age sedimentary rocks in the southern San Rafael Swell. Near Goblin Valley State Park, towering Wild Horse Butte comprises the Morrison and Summerville Formations (top cliff layers), Curtis Formation (middle slope layer), and Entrada Sandstone (bottom reddish layer).

San Rafael Swell and Henry Mountains from Temple Mountain, Emery County, Utah Photographer: Paul Kuehne; © 2014

POTD February 10, 2015: San Rafael Swell and Henry Mountains from Temple Mountain, Emery County, Utah

This photo shows another way that ‪#‎UtahGeology‬ can really knock you off of your feet. Don’t forget your sea legs as you look out over the vast sea of geology!

POTD 2-10-15 San Rafael Swell, Henry Mountains, Emery County

San Rafael Swell and Henry Mountains from Temple Mountain, Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Kuehne; © 2014