Geology of South-Central Utah (UGA-39)

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Edited by: S. M. Carney, D. E. Tabet, C. L. Johnson

South-central Utah is famous for its superb outcrops of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. In particular, strata of this region range in age from Triassic to early and mid-Tertiary and were de­posited in a wide variety of environments including eolian, fluvial, marginal marine and marine environ­ments. Tourists and scientists alike come from all over the world to view and study the breathtaking vistas created by the stratigraphy exposed in places like Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and Zion, Capital Reef, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Geologist in both academia and private industry flock to southern Utah to study the origins and economic potential of these accessible and wonderfully exposed rocks.

This guidebook contains a series of papers that summarize current research on the stratigraphy, structure, volcanism, geomorphology, hydrology, geologic hazards, and coal resources of south-central Utah. The papers found in this publication are listed below:

Weathering pits in Jurassic sandstones: Cosmogenic exposure age dating of geomorphic surfaces in southern Utah, by M. A. Chan, J. Gosse, T. E. Cerling, and D. Netoff

The alluvial records of Buckskin Wash, Utah, by J. E. Harvey, J. L. Pederson, and T. M. Rittenour

Geologic characteristics and movement of the Meadow Creek Landslide, part of the Coal Hill Land-slide Complex, western Kane County, Utah, by F. X. Ashland and G. N. McDonald

Non-seismogenic origin of fluid/gas escape structures and lateral spreads on the recently exposed Hite Delta, Lake Powell, Utah: Preliminary findings, by D. Netoff, C. T. Baldwin, and J. Dohrenwend

Hydrogeology of the Markagunt Plateau, southwestern Utah, by L. E. Spangler

Subalkaline volcanism in the Black Rock Desert and Markagunt Plateau volcanic fields of south central Utah, by R. Johnsen, G. Smith, and B. Biek

Variations in iron oxide, iron sulfide, and carbonate concretions and their distributions in fluvio deltaic and nearshore sandstones: Cretaceous examples from the Kaiparowits Plateau, Utah and San Juan Basin, New Mexico, by E. M. Roberts and M. A. Chan

Synoptic record in space and time of provenance relations for Mesozoic strata in south-central Utah from U-Pb ages of detrital zircons, by W. R. Dickinson and G. E. Gehrels

Cyclic stratigraphy of the Paleogene Pine Hollow Formation and detrital zircon provenance of Campanian to Eocene sandstones of the Kaiparowits and Table Cliffs basins, south-central Utah, by J. S. Larsen, P. K. Link, E. M. Roberts, L. Tapanila, and C. M. Fanning

Sedimentary facies, paleoenvironments, and relative sea level changes in the John Henry Member, Cretaceous Straight Cliffs Formation, southern Utah, USA, by J. L. Allen and C. L. Johnson

Fluvial and marginal marine architecture of the John Henry Member, Straight Cliffs Formation, Kelly Grade of the Kaiparowits Plateau, south central Utah, by W. N. Gallin, C. L. Johnson, and J. L. Allen

A field guide to the Cretaceous succession of the western Henry Mountains Syncline, south-central Utah, by C. R. Fielding, J. Antia, L. P. Bergenheier, and M. J. Corbett

Facies analysis of the transitions between subtidal, intertidal, and supratidal zones of the Entrada Sandstone, south-central Utah: A provisional sequence stratigraphic analysis, by T. C. Hicks, T. H. Morris, and M. D. Fairbanks

Deformation and sedimentation in the southern Sevier foreland, Red Hills, southwestern Utah, by L. P. Anderson and D. A. Dinter

Quality of the Smirl Coal, Alton Coalfield, Kane County, Utah, by J. C. Quick

UGA Fall Field Symposium Road Log: Geology of south-central Utah, by B. Everitt and B. Vandre

Other Information:
Published: 2010
Pages: 442 p.
Location: Emery County, Garfield County, Grand County, Iron County, Kane County, Millard County, Piute County, San Juan County, and Wayne County

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