By: J. M. Hayden
The Kanab 7.5' quadrangle includes the city of Kanab and the Vermillion Cliffs step of the Grand Staircase, which is incised by Kanab Creek, the Cottonwood Canyon drainage, and their tributaries. Exposed strata range from the Triassic upper red member of the Moenkopi Formation to the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, but the reddish-brown Jurassic strata in the middle of the section create the Vermillion Cliffs that dominate the area. Overall, strata dip gently to the north-northeast and are cut by several minor north to northwest-trending faults, most having offsets of a few feet to a few tens of feet. Surficial deposits include broad areas of mixed alluvial and eolian pediment-mantle deposits that extend into the valley from the base of the Vermillion Cliffs, as well as a variety of eolian, alluvial, and colluvial deposits throughout the map area.
Contains GIS files in ESRI file geodatabase and shapefile formats. Also included are two plates - the geologic map and the explanation sheet - both.
Plates: 2 pl.
Location: Kane County
Media Type: Paper Publication