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Geologic Map and Digital Data Base of the Almo Quadrangle and City of Rocks National Reserve, Cassia County, Idaho

Open-File Report 2008-1103

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
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Abstract

This geologic map describes the geology of the City of Rocks National Reserve and environs, located in the Albion Mountains of south-central Idaho. The most prominent geologic features of the Reserve are the spectacular rock spires that attracted visitors, beginning with commentary in the journals of travelers to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. The tectonic history is outlined, and descriptions of landscape processes, a newly discovered Quaternary fault, and features of the pinnacles are presented.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic Map and Digital Data Base of the Almo Quadrangle and City of Rocks National Reserve, Cassia County, Idaho
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1103
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Western Earth Surface Processes
Description:
Plate: 38 x 30 inches; Pamphlet: 36 p.; Data Files
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale:
24000
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y