mpollock June 13th, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – On Tuesday, Team Utah visited the Core Research Center at the Utah Geological Survey. The repository includes cores and cuttings from more than 4000 wells, on-site microscope facilities, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We suspect that the sedimentary xenoliths that Kevin has been finding represent Lake Bonneville sediments. Tom Dempster and Peter Nielsen pulled out some cuttings for us to look at and set up the microscope. Mark Gwynn showed us some core that they recently recovered from an area near our study site.
We also had the chance to meet with Amanda Hintz, a UGS geologist with an expertise in the Black Rock Desert.
Finally, Stephanie Earls, the UGS Research Librarian, was so helpful in finding historic aerial photographs for us.
After a productive day at the research center, we visited Bingham Canyon on the way out of town.