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Title: General geology and mineral resources of the coal area of south-central Utah

Abstract

This report is a summary of the topography, physiography, geology, coal and other resources, and geologic hazards of the coal areas of south-central Utah. The report area lies generally between lat. 37/sup 0/ and 38/sup 0/N. and long. 111/sup 0/ and 113/sup 0/W. Despite the magnitude of structure and of canyon erosion, large areas of Late Cretaceous coal-bearing rocks have been preserved within synclinal and basin structures. On a regional basis, the coal-bearing rocks are preserved within the Kaiparowits basin and the extension under the Aquarius plateau, within the synclinal fold that underlies the Paunsaugunt Plateau and Skutumpah terrace, and within the rocks dipping uniformly northeastward under the Kolob terrace and the Markagunt Plateau. The coal deposits of south-central Utah are very large potential sources of energy. They are separated east to west by geography and geology into three major coal fields. These are the Kaiparowits Plateau, Alton (Kanab), and Kolob fields. The coal deposits occur in a plateau-and-canyonland physiography, which is in an area of rugged relief at elevations from 5,000 to 9,200 feet (1,500 to 2,760 m) above sea level. Except for some sustained and briefly intensive mining in the Coal Creek-Cedar Mountain areas of the Kolob field,more » production has been of an intermittent nature and the mines have been of small areal extent. This is generally an isolated area far from large markets and from accessible bulk transportation facilities. (LTN)« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Geological Survey, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6608860
Report Number(s):
USGS-OFR-76-811
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL DEPOSITS; GEOCHEMISTRY; GEOLOGY; UTAH; MINERAL RESOURCES; ELEMENTS; STRATIGRAPHY; TRACE AMOUNTS; CHEMISTRY; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; USA; 011000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Sargeant, K A, and Hansen, D E. General geology and mineral resources of the coal area of south-central Utah. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Sargeant, K A, & Hansen, D E. General geology and mineral resources of the coal area of south-central Utah. United States.
Sargeant, K A, and Hansen, D E. 1976. "General geology and mineral resources of the coal area of south-central Utah". United States.
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title = {General geology and mineral resources of the coal area of south-central Utah},
author = {Sargeant, K A and Hansen, D E},
abstractNote = {This report is a summary of the topography, physiography, geology, coal and other resources, and geologic hazards of the coal areas of south-central Utah. The report area lies generally between lat. 37/sup 0/ and 38/sup 0/N. and long. 111/sup 0/ and 113/sup 0/W. Despite the magnitude of structure and of canyon erosion, large areas of Late Cretaceous coal-bearing rocks have been preserved within synclinal and basin structures. On a regional basis, the coal-bearing rocks are preserved within the Kaiparowits basin and the extension under the Aquarius plateau, within the synclinal fold that underlies the Paunsaugunt Plateau and Skutumpah terrace, and within the rocks dipping uniformly northeastward under the Kolob terrace and the Markagunt Plateau. The coal deposits of south-central Utah are very large potential sources of energy. They are separated east to west by geography and geology into three major coal fields. These are the Kaiparowits Plateau, Alton (Kanab), and Kolob fields. The coal deposits occur in a plateau-and-canyonland physiography, which is in an area of rugged relief at elevations from 5,000 to 9,200 feet (1,500 to 2,760 m) above sea level. Except for some sustained and briefly intensive mining in the Coal Creek-Cedar Mountain areas of the Kolob field, production has been of an intermittent nature and the mines have been of small areal extent. This is generally an isolated area far from large markets and from accessible bulk transportation facilities. (LTN)},
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place = {United States},
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