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The inspiration for utahgeology.com is the beauty and unsurpassed geologic exposures of Utah and the Colorado Plateau. This site tries to compliment the incredible geologic exposures of the Colorado Plateau by supplying articles, information, products and data which will aid those seeking to understand the geology that makes Utah amazing.
Latest Hiking Guides (Geology Jaunts)
Colorado Plateau Paleogeographic Reconstructions
Similar to the work that Ron Blakey is doing at Northern Arizona State University, this section contains recreated paleogeography for Utah and the Colorado Plateau. The maps we are currently creating will be done with vector graphics instead of rasters, allowing them to be integrated into GIS applications. They will also be integrated with our stratigraphic column database, allowing users to access the DATA used to create the historic interpretations. …read overview
This section contains informative pages on each of the individual geologic formations of Utah and Colorado Plateau. The formation description pages are also linked to the image gallery, so users can see pictures of each formation and their changes in facies. …read overview
Geologic Road Guides for Utah’s Highways
This section contains detailed road guides for the state much like the popular “Roadside Geology” books. However, in the future these road guides will be able to have many more pictures and interactive elements than similar printed literature and will be fully integrated with the image gallery. …read overview
Stratigraphic Sections for Utah Areas
Much like those found many geologic guidebooks, this section has/will have stratigraphic columns from all over the state of Utah and Colorado Plateau. The columns will be dynamically created from a MySQL database allowing us to use the stratigraphic information to create other dynamic online resources such as isopach/layer thickness maps, statewide formation maps and formation name correlation charts. …read overview
Annotated Geologic Aerial Photographs
This section contains/will contain aerial photos of the state and the Colorado Plateau, each with all geologic formations annotated or labeled for easy identification. …read overview