The Geology of Kane County  Utah Book

The Geology of Kane County Utah


  • Author : Hellmut H. Doelling
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release Date : 1989-01-25
  • Genre: Faults (Geology)
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781557910912

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The Geology of Kane County Utah Book Description :

Kane County, with its 4105 square miles, lies along the south-central margin of Utah and is found in the western part of the Colorado Plateaus physiographic province. It is famous for scenic beauty displayed in its colorful rock formations and other geologic features such as faults, folds, arches, monoclines, joints, cross beds, cliffs, lava fields, and canyons. Kane County contains parts of Bryce and Zion National Parks, the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, and it is home to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Kodachrome Basin State Parks. The county area has had an interesting geologic history and important fossil finds have added much to our knowledge of world geology. The total value of the mineral production of Kane County, Utah through 1985 is estimated at $21,854,000, of which more than 95 percent is attributed to construction materials, mined or quarried to build and maintain highways. Sand and gravel, crushed stone, coal, gemstones, pumice and volcanic ash, manganese ore, gold, uranium, silver, copper and lead were or have been produced, with the most important current commodities being construction and gem materials. The annual rate of production of these items is erratic, but the value averages a few hundred thousand dollars annually. The production of the construction materials is dependent on the schedules of the Utah Department of Transportation and other road building agencies. Gem materials are mined intermittently to supply the tourist trade. Currently, there are no large, regularly producing mining operations in the county. Other mineral deposits reported in Kane County include titanium and zirconium, gypsum and anhydrite, limestone and dolomite, clay, and vanadium. About 29 tests for petroleum have thus far been drilled without significant success. However, many had interesting shows of oil and gas and the potential for discovery remains high. 192 pages + 10 plates

Geologic Hazards of the Magna Quadrangle  Salt Lake County  Utah Book

Geologic Hazards of the Magna Quadrangle Salt Lake County Utah


  • Author : Jessica J. Castleton
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release Date : 2011-01-20
  • Genre: Hazardous geographic environments
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 9781557918499

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Geologic Hazards of the Magna Quadrangle Salt Lake County Utah Book Description :

This study contains 10 1:24,000 scale GIS based geologic hazard maps that include liquafaction, surface fault rupture, flood hazard, landslides, rock-fall, indoor radon potential, collapsible soils, expanisve soils, shallow bedrock and shallow groundwater potential. Also includes a 73 page accompanying report that describes the hazards and provides background information on data sources, the nature and distribution of hazards, and possible hazard reducation measures.

Learning from the Land Book

Learning from the Land


  • Author : Linda M. Hill
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah)
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951P00471046G

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