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Geology of Utah

Author: William Lee Stokes
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Museum of Natural History : Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, ©1986.
Series: Occasional publication (Utah Museum of Natural History), no. 6.
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Stokes, William Lee, 1915-
Geology of Utah.
Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Museum of Natural History : Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, ©1986
(OCoLC)624456376
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lee Stokes
ISBN: 0940378051 9780940378056
OCLC Number: 18960124
Description: xii, 280 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Genevieve Atwood, Don Hague --
The geology of Utah: Geomorphology ; Structure and tectonics ; Paleontology ; Mineralogy ; Economic geology and ore deposits ; Hydrology ; Pleistocene geology ; Scenery --
The Wasatch Line--backbone of Utah: Faults ; Hot springs ; Earthquakes ; Igneous activity ; What is the Wasatch Line? ; Disruptions of the Wasatch Line: The Uinta Mountains; The great thrust faults and hingeline zone; The Marysville Bifurcation ; The Wasatch Line through time: The Precambrian beginnings; The Paleozoic Cordilleran geosyncline; Early Mesozoic--a page missing?; Mesozoic disturbances and the Wasatch Line; The Wasatch Line in the early Tertiary; Is the Wasatch Line migrating?; The Wasatch Line in a world setting --
What lies below: Layers within the Earth ; Geophysical evidence: Seismology; Gravity; Geomagnetism; Electrical methods; Heat flow ; Geothermal energy ; Conclusions --
The Precambrian: The crystalline basement ; The Great Unconformity; Rocks of transitional character ; Later Precambrian rocks ; The tillite problem ; Pre-glacial rocks ; Post-glacial rocks ; End of the Precambrian --
The Cambrian Period: Paleogeography ; Origin and nature of Cambrian rocks ; Outcrops and subsurface formations ; Fossils ; Economic ; Scenery --
The Ordovician Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Ordovician rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Silurian Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Silurian rocks ; Outcrops and formations ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Devonian Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Devonian rocks ; Outcrops and formations ; Fossils ; Economic ; Scenery --
The Mississippian Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Mississippian rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Pennsylvanian Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Pennsylvanian rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Permian Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Permian rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Triassic Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Triassic rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Jurassic Period: Origin and environment of deposition of Jurassic rocks ; Igneous contributions ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
The Cretaceous Period: Paleography ; Origin and nature of Cretaceous rocks ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
Disturbances, great and small: Jurassic disturbances ; Sevier Orogeny ; The Laramide (Rocky Mountain) Orogeny ; Minor Laramide uplifts ; The Wasatch Range ; Epeirogeny --
The early Tertiary: Paleogeography ; Fossils ; Scenery ; Economic --
Middle Tertiary igneous and metallogenic interval: Extrusive rocks ; Intrusive rocks ; General nature of Middle Tertiary igneous action ; Igneous centers and mineralized districts: Oquirrh Mountains igneous bodies and mining districts; Cottonwood-Park City Mining Districts and igneous rocks; Tintic Mountains and vicinity; The Tushar Mountains mineral deposits and igneous rocks; The volcanic high plateaus and their mineral deposits; Tonoquints Volcanic Province; Wah Wah-Tushar mineral belt; Thomas Range-Keg Mountain-Desert Mountain volcanic rocks and mineral deposits; Granite Mountains; Ibapah Stock (Deep Creek Range); Gold Hill area; Silver Island Mountains igneous rocks and mineral deposits; Pilot Range igneous rocks and mineral deposits; Raft River-Goose Creek-Grouse Creek Mountains igneous rocks and mineral deposits; Newfoundland Mountains ; Laccoliths and stocks of eastern Utah --
The landscape takes form: Development of the Great Basin ; Emergence of landforms --
Late Cenozoic volcanism: Rock types ; Late Cenozoic volcanic fields: St. George Basin-southern high plateaus; Sevier Desert Volcanic Field ; Age relationships ; Implications for regional geologic history ; Subsurface controls --
The Quaternary Period: Paleogeography ; Onset of the ice ages ; Climatic oscillation ; Ice age lakes ; Glacial topography ; Beyond the lakes and glaciers: Surficial deposits; Surfaces and their interpretation ; Pleistocene life and fossils ; Scenery: Glacial scenery ; Economic --
The face of the land: The Colorado Plateau: Uinta Basin section; The Book Cliffs-Roan Plateau section; The Mancos Shale lowlands section; The Uncompahgre section; The Salt Anticline-Lisbon Prong section; LaSal Mountain section; Hatch Syncline section; Great Sage Plains section; Abajo-Blue Mountains section; Blanding Basin section; Monument Upwarp section; Monument Valley section; Slick-Rock section; The Kaiparowits Plateau and Escalante Bench section; The Grand Staircase section; St. George Basin section; Circle Cliffs-Teasdale Anticline section; Henry Mountains and Henry Mountains Basin section; The San Rafael Swell section; Green River Desert section; Inner Canyonlands section ; The middle Rocky Mountains: The Wasatch Range section; Wasatch Hinterlands section; Clarkston Mountain section; Cache Valley section; Bear River Plateau-Bear Lake section; Bear River Valley section; Crawford Mountains section; Green River Basin section; Uinta Mountains section; The High Uintas subsection; The Eastern Uintas subsection; The Marginal Benches section ; Great Basin-Colorado Plateau transition province: The Wasatch Plateau; Sanpete-Sevier Valleys section; Gunnison Plateau-Valley Mountains section; Pavant Range-Canyon Range section; Tushar Volcanic section; Southern High Plateaus; Limestone-capped subsection; The Tonoquints Volcanic section ; The Great Basin: Great Salt Lake section; Wasatch Front Valleys section; The Uinta Extension section; The Thomas Range-Tintic Mountains section; The Sevier and Black Rock Deserts section; Confusion Basin section; Beaver Dam Mountains section; Deep Creek Range section; Great Salt Lake Desert section; Lakeside section; Goose Creek Mountains-Raft River Mountains section; Curlew Valley section; Hansel Mountains-Blue Springs (or West) Hills section.
Series Title: Occasional publication (Utah Museum of Natural History), no. 6.
Responsibility: William Lee Stokes.

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