By: J. K. King, W. A. Yonkee, and J. C. Coogan
The Snow Basin quadrangle is located east of Ogden, Utah, on the divide between Ogden Valley to the north and Morgan Valley to the south. The major geographic features in and near the quadrangle are these valleys and the northern Wasatch Range to the west, as well as the Weber River in Morgan Valley, the Ogden River in Ogden Valley, and Weber and Ogden Canyons that these rivers cut into the Wasatch Range. Durst Mountain is southeast of the quadrangle and an unnamed group of flat-topped mountains are northeast of the quadrangle. The valleys formed due to Cenozoic extensional faulting along at least one margin of each valley and are filled with probable Oligocene Norwood Formation tuffaceous, lacustrine and fluvial sedimentary rocks. The Precambrian (early Proterozoic) Farmington Canyon crystalline rock complex and unconformably overlying Paleozoic (Cambrian into Mississippian) marine sedimentary strata are exposed in the Wasatch Range on the west margin of the quadrangle.
Pages: 33 p.
Plates: 1 pl.
Location: Davis County, Morgan County, and Weber County
Media Type: Paper Map