A collector's guide to rock mineral & fossil localities of Utah (MP 95-4)
By: J. R. WilsonWith the tremendous growth of population in this and neighboring states, there are more collectors than ever before and with the rapidly escalating prices for mineral and fossil specimens in the retail market, there is a great...
Rockhound guide to selected rock and mineral localities in Utah (PI-62)
By: UGS StaffFourteen locations for collecting rocks and minerals throughout Utah. Contains site directions, collecting regulations, and suggested reading.Other Information: Published: 1999Location: UtahMedia Type: Paper Publication
Utah gold: history, placers, and recreational regulations (PI-50)
By: C. M. WilkersonA useful guide to looking for gold on public land in Utah. This guide discusses history of gold in Utah, from the first reported gold discoveries to the operations still currently in production. Information concerning placers, planning,...
Special issue on Utah (reprint of Rocks & Minerals Utah Special) (PI-26)
By: UGS Staff This publication is a reprint of Rocks & Minerals, v. 68, no. 6, Nov/Dec 1993. Contains articles on the geology of Utah, mineral collecting in Utah, middle Cambrian fossils, pyrite in the Park City district, Bingham Canyon...
Selected mining districts of Utah (MP 05-5)
By: C. L. EgeWhether you are a geologist, history buff, or rockhound, this booklet will be a helpful guide to Utah?s mining districts. The booklet is divided up into three parts: the first part provides general information on what a...
Geology, ore deposits and history of the Big Cottonwood mining distract, Salt Lake County, Utah
By: L. P. James The Big Cottonwood area lies in the highest portion of the Wasatch Mountains southeast of Salt Lake City. It contains exposed geologic features developed during two billion years of earth history. Discoveries of small but rich...
Field guide to geologic excursions in Utah and adjacent areas of Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming, G.S.A. field guide, Rocky Mountain Section (MP 92-3)
By: J. R. Wilson, editorThis guidebook contains articles and road logs for field trips planned in conjunction with the 1992 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America held at Ogden, Utah. The field trip articles...
Mineral, energy, and ground-water resources of San Juan County, Utah (SS-86)
By: R. W. Gloyn, C. D. Morgan, D. E. Tabet, R. E. Blackett, B. T. Tripp, and M. LoweThe Utah Geological Survey has summarized information on the known and potential mineral and energy resources in San Juan County. The compilation...
The quartzite building stone industry of the Raft River and Grouse Creek Mountains, Box Elder County, Utah (SS-84)
By: B. T. TrippThis report complements the Utah Stone brochure by providing stone producers, land use planners, and potential stone buyers with detailed information on the quartzite building stone industry of the Raft River - Grouse Creek Mountains area of...
Geology, ore deposits and mineralogy of the Rocky Range, near Milford, Beaver County, Utah (SS-57)
By: J. A. WhelanThe Rocky Range is a small, isolated mountain range northwest of Milford in Beaver County, Utah. The range was organized into a mining district in 1872 and has been a small but significant producer of copper and...
Metalliferous resources of Utah (PI-57)
By: M. R. Smith and M. R. MilliganDuring the past billion years, geologic events and processes have created Utah's diverse mineral resources. These events and processes include mountain building and erosion, magmatic intrusion, and hot fluids circulating in the crust....
Utah Mining 2018: Metals, Industrial Minerals, Coal, Uranium, and Unconventional Fuels (C-126)
By: Stephanie E. Mills, Andrew Rupke, Michael D. Vanden Berg, and Taylor BodenThis report summarizes 2018 energy and mineral resource production statistics and values for Utah. Discussions cover energy resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, and nonfuel mineral...
2009 Summary of mineral activity in Utah (C-111)
By: R. L. Bon and K. A. KrahulecThis publications discusses the gross value of energy and mineral commodities Utah mines and energy companies produced during 2009. It also discusses the types of energy and mineral commodities produced in the state,...
Geology and mineral resources of Box Elder County, Utah (B-115)
By: H. H. Doelling Box Elder County is situated in the northwest corner of Utah bordering with Idaho on the north, Nevada on the west, Tooele and Weber counties on the south and Cache County on the east. It comprises...
Utahs Extractive Resource Industries 2011 (C-114)
By: Taylor Boden, Michael Vanden Berg, Ken Krahulec, Dave Tabet, and Mark GwynnOther Information:Published: 2012Pages: 27Location: Utah Media Type: Paper Publication
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...
Geology of the fluorite occurrences, Spor Mountain, Juab County, Utah (SS-53)
By: K. C. BullockThe present work is a study of the geology of the fluorite occurrences in Spor Mountain, and their relationships to the uranium and beryllium deposits and to the volcanic history of the area. Data and concepts have...
High-calcium limestone resources of Utah (SS-116)
By: B. T. TrippUtah contains large resources of high-calcium limestone (> 95% CaCO3) that provide raw material for diverse mining and mineral-processing operations. The most important deposits are in Cambrian, Devonian, and Mississippian-age shallow marine rocks, primarily in the western...
Mineral and energy resources in Kane County, Utah and their occurrence with respect to Wilderness Study Areas (RI-221)
By: R. E. Blackett, C. J. Brandt, T. C. Chidsey, Jr., and C. E. BishopThe Utah Department of Community and Economic Development enlisted the help of the UGS to review and report on the objectives and procedures for mineral resource...
Overburden map and thickness determination, Sunnyside oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, Carbon and Duchesne Counties, Utah (RI-210)
By: J. W. GwynnThe purposes of this investigation are to a) develop an overburden map for the Sunnyside oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, and b) make a determination of the thickness of the oil-impregnated sands within the deposit.The data base used in...
Scandium-bearing aluminum phosphate deposits of Utah (RI-209)
By: M. A. ShubatThe continuing development of high-efficiency lasers that use gadolinium-scandium-gallium garnet crystals is creating an increased demand for scandium.In Utah, scandium concentrates occur in a variety of geologic environments including a class of hydrothermal, scandium-bearing aluminum phosphate deposits...
Mineral occurrences in the Emergency Withdrawal Area and adjacent lands in the Great Salt Lake Desert (Tooele County) (RI-200)
By: J. W. Gwynn, K. M. Clem, M. A. Shubat, B. T. Tripp, and P. A. SturmThis mineral report was prepared to fulfill the requirements of PL 94-579 Sec. 204 (c)(2) for the emergency withdrawal of a portion of the...
Mining conditions and problems encountered within the Texas gulf-Cane Creek Potash Mine near Moab, Utah; and potential mining conditions at Gibson Dome, Utah (RI-184)
By: J. W. Gwynn The Cane Creek mine began as a conventional underground excavation in 1964, but was converted to a system combining solution mining and solar evaporation in 1970. The potash ore, sylvinite, was mined from the K5 potash...
Mineralogy and fluid chemistry of surficial sediments in the Newfoundland Basin, Tooele and Box Elder Counties, Utah (OFR-539)
By: B. F. Jones, W. W. White III, K. M. Conko, D. M. Webster, and J. F. KohlerThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a joint three-year field study of Newfoundland Basin?s shallow-brine aquifer and...