Uinta Mountain Group
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 55.019 W 109° 24.905
12T E 633463 N 4530750
Quick Description: This geological formation has been exposed along a stretch of US Highway 191 near Dutch John, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 8:44:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZQF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Uinta Mountain Group is a layer of sediments layed down millions of years ago during the Precambrian era in an ancient seaway. The land has been uplifted by tectonic forces, eroded over eons, and finally exposed in this view by a road cut.

Furthermore, the Uinta Mountain Group from oldest to youngest comprises Uinta Mountain unidivided quartz arenite, overlain by the Moosehorn Lake formation, the Mount Watson formation, the Hades Peak formation, and the Red Shale formation. The flanks of the east-west trending Uinta Mountains contain a sequence of Paleozoic and Mesozoic strata ranging from the Cambrian Lodore Formation to the Cretaceous Mancos Shale Formation, all of which have been tilted during the uplift of the mountain range. (source : wikipedia).

Utah’s fossil record has recently been extended to rocks older than Cambrian with the discovery of microscopic fossils in the Proterozoic Uinta Mountain Group. (source : geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/articles/pdf/oldestfossils_37-2.pdf)
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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