Geologic resources of Summit County, Utah (PI-7)

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General Geology

By: M. H. Bugden and C. M. Wilkerson

This brochure will introduce the reader to Summit County's geologic resources and their effect on our economy and daily lives. Understanding the dynamic forces that form geologic resources and the factors influencing their development and use helps us realize the value of our natural assets.

The county's resources are divided into three categories: 1) metallic, 2) non-metallic, and 3) energy. For simplicity purposes, this publication refers to resources as minerals, naturally occurring inorganic elements or compounds. It is important, however, to remember that a few substances do not belong in this category. Rocks, for example, are often made of more than one mineral and organic fuels which include natural gas, oil, and coal are not minerals.

Although there are numerous economic resources in Summit County, only a few have been selected for detailed discussion. The text will highlight the discovery, mining history, extraction, and common uses of these resources. Other county resources and pertinent data are listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3. In addition, a generalized geologic map, geologic time scale, and geologic resource map are included to aid your reading. A selected list of references is provided for those who are interested in further research. Additional information can be found by contacting or visiting the Utah Geological and Mineral Survey sales office and library..<\p>

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Published: 1990
Pages: 23 p.
Location: Summit County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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