By: J. J. Anderson, T. A. Livari, and P. D. Rowley
The Little Creek Peak quadrangle is located in the north-central Markagunt Plateau, the southwesternmost of the High Plateaus of Utah. The High Plateaus area, a subprovince of the Colorado Plateaus province, shares as many characteristics with the Basin and Range province to the west as with the Colorado Plateaus that lie to the east. Their blockfaulted structures are similar to those in the Basin and Range province, whereas in high relief and elevation they resemble the Colorado Plateaus. Stratigraphically, however, although the High Plateaus share some characteristics of both adjoining provinces, they also display features that are uniquely their own. One of the latter is the Marysvale volcanic field, which dominates the geology of the central High Plateaus. The Little Creek Peak quadrangle lies on the southern flank of this field.
Pages: 11 p.
Plates: 2 pl.
Location: Garfield County and Iron County
Media Type: Paper Map