The geology of Kane County, Utah: geology, mineral resources, and geologic hazards (B-124)
By: H. H. Doelling, F. D. Davis, and C. J. Brandt Kane County, with its 4105 square miles, lies along the south-central margin of Utah and is found in the western part of the Colorado Plateaus physiographic province. It is...
Engineering geology of Park City, Summit County, Utah (SS-66)
By: H. E. Gill and W. R. LundPark City began as a mining community in the late 1860s and mining continued actively in the area for more than 100 years. In the 1970s skiing surpassed mining as the major industry...
Geologic hazards and adverse construction conditions, St. George-Hurricane metropolitan area, Washington County, Utah (SS-127)
By: W. R. Lund, T. R. Knudsen, G. S. Vice, and L. M. ShawThe St. George-Hurricane metropolitan area is one of the nation?s fastest growing regions. As land well suited for development becomes increasingly scarce, urbanization has moved into less...
Engineering geology of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, Utah (B-126)
By: W. R. Lund, editorGeologic exposures in the Salt Lake City region record a long history of sedimentation and tectonic activity extending back to the Precambrian Era. Today, the city lies above a deep, sediment-filled basin flanked by two uplifted...
Contributions to economic geology in Utah 1986 (SS-69)
By: M. D. Bunnell and T. W. TaylorIn the past, the coal industry used geology primarily for exploration and delineation of coal tracts prior to mining, but in detailed mine planning and mine development, the science played a relatively minor...
Engineering geologic case studies in Utah, 1986 (SS-68)
By: W. R. Lund, editorThe intent of this report is to provide geologic, hydrologic, and soils information on the Mt. Pleasant watershed which will allow city planners and others to evaluate development proposals by recognizing geologic hazards and identifying land-use...
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Engineering geology for land-use planning for a parcel of state-owned land east of Washington County, Utah (RI-212)
By: R. H. Klauk and W. E. MulveyThe purpose of this investigation was to inventory geologic conditions on the property, including geologic hazards, and present that information in a format that would allow the Division of State Lands and Forestry...
Interim map showing shear-wave-velocity characteristics of engineering geologic units in the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area (OFR-424)
By: F. X. Ashland and G. N. McDonaldEmpirical correlation between earthquake ground-motion amplification and the average shear-wave velocity in the upper 30 meters below the ground surface (Vs30) provides the basis of the site classes in the International Building Code....
Damage potential index mapping for Salt Lake Valley, Utah (MP 93-4)
By: S. M. Adan and K. M. RollinsThe fact that local soil conditions play a major role in determining the intensity of earthquake shaking has been recognized by seismologists and engineers for many years. Recently, a number of major earthquakes...
Proceedings of the 35th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals - The Intermountain West Forum 1999 (MP 01-2)
By: R. L. Bon, R. F. Riordan, B. T. Tripp, and S. T. Krukowski, editorsThis publication includes 23 papers from the 35th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals ? The Intermountain West Forum. These papers include:1.) Tidewater deposits of...
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Guidelines for Investigating Geologic Hazards and Preparing Engineering-Geology Reports, with a Suggested Approach to Geologic-Hazard Ordinances in Utah (C-122)
By: Steve D. Bowman and William R. LundThe purpose of these guidelines for investigating geologic hazards and preparing engineering-geology reports, is to provide recommendations for appropriate, minimum investigative techniques, standards, and report content to ensure adequate geologic site characterization and...
A plan to reduce losses from geologic hazards in Utah - Recommendations of the Governor's Geologic Hazards Working Group 2006-2007 (C-104)
By: G. E. Christenson and F. X. Ashland, compilers Statewide losses from landslides in 2005 and 2006 likely exceeded $10 million and brought much public and media attention to the risks and challenges of building on hillsides in Utah. Utah...
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