The Ore Deposits of Utah


    THE series of monographs in preparation by the Geological Survey of the United States to summarise existing knowledge of the ore deposits of the separate American States will render readily available much valuable information now dispersed through a voluminous and scattered literature. The first of the series was on New Mexico (1910). The second deals with Utah, an area of special interest as regards both its geological structure and the variety of its ore deposits. The study of Utah has introduced many new conceptions into structural geology; some of them, like that of the laccolite, a term introduced for the Henry Mountains by Gilbert, have been fully confirmed; others, such as the support to antecedent rivers by the oft-quoted case of the Green River, have been set aside by fuller knowledge of the facts, or, like the igneous sequences proposed by Dutton and Spurr, are dismissed as too uncertain.

    The Ore Deposits of Utah.

    By B. S. Butler G. F. Loughlin V. C. Heikes, and Others. (U.S. Geol. Surv. Professional Paper 111.) Pp. 672 + lvii plates. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920.) 1½dollars.

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    The Ore Deposits of Utah . Nature 107, 484 (1921).

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