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Utah One of the Top 10 States for Mining, Production Value up in 2019
Refined copper

The recently released Utah Mining 2019 report issued by the Utah Geological Survey(UGS) shows Utah’s mining production increased by 2.4%, or over $90 million, last year. The state’s total extractive resource value in 2019, including oil and gas, was estimated at $6.5 billion, with mining representing 60%, or $3.9 billion, of the total value. Continue reading

DNR Names New State Geologist, Director of Utah Geological Survey

Salt Lake City (Jan 28, 2019) – Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director, Mike Styler, recently named, R. William (Bill) Keach II, as the new Utah state geologist and director of the Utah Geological Survey (UGS). Continue reading

Videos Showing Destruction of Natural Arch, Hoodoos Likely Fake

Salt Lake City (Dec. 12, 2018) — The two videos from Monday depicting the destruction of an arch and hoodoos allegedly somewhere in Utah have been reviewed by the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Salt Lake City, Continue reading

Utah Geological Survey Launches 2018 Calendar of Utah Geology

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) recently released the 12th edition of its popular Calendar of Utah Geology. The 2018 calendar features inspiring photographs by UGS staff of Utah’s geologic wonders with a brief explanation of how and when they formed. Continue reading