Standing before any of southern Utah?s enigmatic landforms, it?s clear there?s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce?s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites, some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock?s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more.
Sites visited in this book: Snow Canyon State Park, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site/Johnson Farm, Parowan Gap, Frisco / Horn Silver Mine, Sevier Lake, Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane Fault, Zion National Park, The Springdale Landslide, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Fremont Indian State Park, Fish Lake Valley, Red Canyon / Sevier Fault, Bryce Canyon National Park, Temple Mountain, The San Rafael Reef & Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges National Monument, Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands National Park / Upheaval Dome, Arches National Park, Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, The La Sal Mountains.
Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this is one of the most complete references available.
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