Geology Fieldnotes: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/parks/care/index.cfm

Annabelle Foos, University of Akron Geology Department


This Capitol Reef National Park site contains park geology information, park maps, photographs, visitor information, and a teacher feature (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). Geologic data includes descriptions of the Waterpocket Fold, a monocline formed in the Laramide Orogeny and made of sedimentary rock. Also covered is erosion, and details about the Cathedral Valley outcrop of gypsum. This formation is Permian to Cretaceous in age (270-80 million years old).

This description of a site outside SERC has not been vetted by SERC staff and may be incomplete or incorrect. If you have information we can use to flesh out or correct this record let us know.


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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Tectonics, Geomorphology, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), General Public
Focus on the Cretaceous: Magmatism, Paleogeography, Places-Cretaceous Geology, Tectonics
Topics: Earth surface, Time/Earth History, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Solid Earth