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Field guide to geologic excursions in southwestern Utah and adjacent areas of Arizona and Nevada

Open-File Report 2002-172

Prepared for the Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Meeting in Cedar City, Utah, May 7-9, 2002
By:
Edited by:
William R. Lund

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Abstract

This field guide contains road logs for field trips planned in conjunction with the 2002 Rocky Mountain Section meeting of the Geological Society of America held at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. There are a total of eight field trips, covering various locations and topics in southwestern Utah and adjacent areas of Arizona and Nevada. In addition, the field guide contains a road log for a set of Geological Engineering Field Camp Exercises run annually by the University of Missouri at Rolla in and around Cedar City.


Two of the field trips address structural aspects of the geology in southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona; two trips deal with ground water in the region; and along with the Field Camp Exercises, one trip, to the Grand Staircase, is designed specifically for educators. The remaining trips examine the volcanology and mineral resources of a large area in and around the Tusher Mountains in Utah; marine and brackish water strata in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; and the Pine Valley Mountains, which are cored by what may be the largest known laccolith in the world. The "Three Corners" area of Utah, Arizona, and Nevada is home to truly world-class geology, and I am confident that all of the 2002 Rocky Mountain Section meeting attendees will find a field trip suited to their interests.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Field guide to geologic excursions in southwestern Utah and adjacent areas of Arizona and Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-172
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: iv, 331 p.; Chapters 1-9
Number of Pages:
336
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona;Nevada;Utah
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y