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Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah


By Richard L. Orndorff, Robert W. Wieder and David G. Futey

Learn about the Geology of Southern Utah with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 286 pages that are packed with detailed information about Southern Utah Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Southern UtahTable of Contents

Geology of Southern Utah ix
1. Reading A Lava Landscape
Snow Canyon State Park1
2. Where Dinosaurs Roamed
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm11
3. When Water Cleaves Rock
Parowan Gap19
4. An Alluring Luster
Frisco and the Horn Silver Mine25
5. A Desiccated Remnant of Lake Bonneville
Sevier Lake33
6. Folded Rocks
The Virgin Anticline, Quail Creek State Park41
7. In the Heart of the Transition Zone
Hurricane Fault49
8. An Ancient Desert Sleeps
The Navajo Sandstone, Zion National Park59
9. Water From Stone
Weeping Rock, Zion National Rock69
10. Gravity At Work
The Springdale Landslide75
11. A Desert Reborn
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park81
12. Cycles of Change
Castle Rock Campground89
13. A Record of Explosive Eruptions
Fremont Indian State Park97
14. Toolmaker's Delight
Obsidian at Fremont Indian State Park107
15. Ice Age Glaciers
Fish Lake Valley113
16. Unlikely Neighbors at Red Canyon
Sevier Fault121
17. A Fairyland of Color and Form
Bryce Canyon National Park129
18. Nature's Palette
Escalante State Park and the Petrified Forest139
19. Traveling Through Time
The Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park145
20. Someone Pass the Tabasco and a Cold Beer!
An Oyster Reef In the Desert158
21. A Weathered Army on the March
Goblin Valley State Park167
22. Radiation Fever
Temple Mountain Uranium Mines175
23. Slithering Through a Slot Canyon
The San Rafael Reef181
24. Uplift and Erosion on the Colorado Plateau
Goosenecks of the San Juan River191
25. Mesas, Buttes and Spires
Valley of the Gods197
26. Bridges Across Time
Natural Bridges National Monument205
27. Tse Hane, The Rock That Tells a Story
Newspaper Rock213
28. At the Mystery's Core
Upheaval Dome221
29. A Sea of Fins
The Fiery Furnace229
30. Weathering the Tests of Time
Arches National Park and the Entrada Sandstone236
31. In the Footsteps of Giants
Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks245
32. Intruders in a Sedimentary Domain
Round Mountain and La Sal Laccoliths253
33. Permafrost and Flowing Earth
Periglacial Features in the La Sal Mountains261
Glossary267
Sources of More Information275
Index 279