By: M. R. Smith and M. R. Milligan
During the past billion years, geologic events and processes have created Utah's diverse mineral resources. These events and processes include mountain building and erosion, magmatic intrusion, and hot fluids circulating in the crust. Because these forces were not uniform across the state, they created three distinct geologic or physiographic provinces, each with its own suite of minerals. The unique geologic history and collection of minerals for each of these provinces, Basin and Range, Colorado Plateau, and Rocky Mountain, are discussed in this publication.
Media Type: Paper Publication