Rainbow of rocks: mysteries of sandstone colors and concretions in Colorado Plateau canyon country (PI-77)
By: M. A. Chan and W. T. Parry Sunrise illuminates Colorado Plateau’s canyon country. In the early morning light, cliffs radiate a rich red glow, and a sculptured panorama of sandstone is revealed in a rich palette of crimson, vermilion,...
Geologic resources of Washington County, Utah (PI-20)
By: M. H. Bugden This brochure introduces the reader to Washington County’s geologic resources and investigates the effects they have on our economy and daily lives. Understanding the dynamic forces that formed our resources and the factors that influence their...
The geology of Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah (PI-13)
By: M. H. Bugden The stark intensity of Snow Canyon State Park’s colors, terrain, and vegetation create a surrealistic flair to one of southern Utah’s most striking recreation areas. Snow Canyon’s scenery reminds us of the earth’s past when extensive...
Rock Cycle - always changing (PI-97)
UGS Staff A brand new geologic poster, great for any classroom! This beautifully designed illustration details the different phases of the rock cycle, depicted in a way that will make it easy and fun for anyone to learn about the...
Why is Bear Lake so blue? And other commonly asked questions (PI-96)
J. Davis and M. Milligan In addition to its splendor, Bear Lake is a scientific wonder. Over the past few decades, Bear Lake has been intensely studied because it is one of the oldest lakes in North America, has not...
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Fossil environments in Utah (PI-93)
By: C. McCalla A colorful flyer showcasing some of the flora and fauna that flourished in Utah's ancient enivronments with simple maps, fossil photos, and text. Other Information: Published: 2009 Pages: 1 p. Location: Utah Media Type: Paper Publication
Geology and scenery of the central Wasatch Range, Salt Lake and Summit Counties (PI-9)
By: M. H. Bugden This self-guided geologic trip will lead you through times when inland seas, ancient mountains, vast mud flats, sandy deserts, and massive glaciers ruled Utah's landscape. You will learn how colliding crustal plates changed Utah's face, how...
Geologic guide to the central Wasatch Front canyons, Salt Lake County, Utah (PI-87)
By: S. N. Eldredge Striking beauty, abundant recreational opportunities, historic mining and pioneer locales, and a unique geologic story stretching back over one billion years make Salt Lake County’s Wasatch Front canyons a world-class attraction. This guide highlights the six...
Geologic postcard of Goblin Valley (PI-82)
By: UGS Staff This postcard shows the geology of Goblin Valley State Park. Goblin Valley lies in southeastern Utah, between Capitol Reef National Park and Arches National Park. The spectacular and sometimes bizarrely shaped stone goblins, for which the park...
Geologic postcard of Utah (PI-81)
By: G. C. Willis To many people Utah is the geology state. This simplified geologic map reflects the large variety of geologic events from over 2600 million years that created the spectacular scenery of Utah’s red rock country, high alpine...
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Great Salt Lake information sheet (PI-8)
By: J. W. Gwynn This one page information sheet gives basic information concerning the Great Salt Lake. Information includes: low level on record, high level on record, freshwater sources, salt content, islands, and more. Other Information: Published: 1990 (updated 1998)...
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St. George dinosaur tracksite (PI-78)
By: UGS Staff The St. George Dinosaur Trackside, a world-class dinosaur trackside, was discovered in February 200 about one mile east of downtown St. George in southwestern Utah. This two-sided handout gives information about the ancient environment, how the tracks...
Geologic resources of Summit County, Utah (PI-7)
By: M. H. Bugden and C. M. Wilkerson This brochure will introduce the reader to Summit County's geologic resources and their effect on our economy and daily lives. Understanding the dynamic forces that form geologic resources and the factors influencing...
Geologic maps - what are you standing on? (PI-66)
By: R. F. Biek Geologic maps: a few lucky geologists make them; many geoscientists, engineers, and planners use them; untold scores of people wonder what they are all about. Perhaps the most common question we are asked, those few of...
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What is the Grand Staircase? (PI-64)
By: UGS Staff One of Utah's most unusual geologic features, this staircase soars 6,000 vertical feet over a horizontal distance of 150 miles. Other Information: Published: 1999 Pages: 2 p. Location: Garfield and Kane Counties Media Type: Paper Publication
The Geology of Quail Creek State Park (PI-63)
By: R. F. Biek The first thing most visitors to Quail Creek State Park notice, apart from the improbably blue and refreshing waters of the reservoir itself, are the brightly colored, layered rocks of the surrounding cliffs. In fact, Quail...
Building stones of downtown Salt Lake City, a walking tour (PI-60)
By: C. M. Wilkerson This twenty-two building walking tour begins at the Utah State Capitol and finishes at the Salt Lake City and County Building, seven blocks to the south. Descriptions include the geologic and/or trade name of the rocks...
Utah minerals (PI-59)
By: UGS Staff A display poster showcasing seven photographs of minerals found in Utah, with short descriptions. Mineral photos: gypsum, topaz and bixbyite, azurite and malachite, malachite, copper, variscite and crandallite, and stibnite. Other Information: Published: 1998 Plates: 1 pl....
Geologic map of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (PI-56)
By: G. C. Willis Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers 1.7 million acres between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks. The geology consists of 6,000 feet of well-exposed, layered sedimentary rocks that are between about 65 million and 200 million...
Utah: a geologic history from Paleozoic to Present
This informative, and colorful poster shows the history of Utah. Several maps of Utah bring some of the most drastic geologic changes of Utah's history to life. Other Information: Dimensions: 35 x 18 Location: Utah Type: Paper Map Â
Geologic resources of Salt Lake County, Utah (PI-5)
By: S. N. Eldredge and C. M. Wilkerson This brochure is an introduction to Salt Lake County's geologic resources and the important role they play in our economy and everyday lives. Understanding the dynamic forces that form geologic resources and...
The Wasatch fault (PI-40)
By: S. N. Eldredge A beautifully designed and easy to understand publication discussing the geologic history of the Wasatch Fault and possible dangers it poses to anyone living nearby. This is a perfect introduction to the fault for anyone of...
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Geothermal resources map of Utah (PI-4)
By: UGS Staff This simplified map shows the location of geothermal areas throughout the state of Utah. Known geothermal areas are shown in dark green, while areas that are favorable for discovery are also identified. This map is perfect for...
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Commonly asked questions about Utah's Great Salt Lake and ancient Lake Bonneville (PI-39)
By: J. W. Gwynn Color pamphlet that answers questions about the Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville such as when did Lake Bonneville exist and what kinds of animals lived around it, why is the Great Salt Lake salty, what...
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