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CO2 sequestration potential in Arizona's Cedar Mesa Sandstone

AZGS has published another report in our series of assessments of the potential for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. This latest report examines the Permian-aged Cedar Mesa Sandstone in the northeast part of the state. There...Show More Summary

Visiting the World of the Anasazi, Leaving only Footsteps

David Kelly, 'Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi', LA Times, February 14, 2014.At Cedar Mesa in Utah, just south of Blanding, is "a place where American history stretches deep into antiquity". The Anasazi (Navajo for "Ancient...Show More Summary

Flash Flood Man

Last week I had the great fortune to spend time wandering around the Cedar Mesa sandstone (one of my favorite Permian deposits) Usually I am content to examine the red and white layering. The white a nice beach sand and the red debris from the Ancestral Uncompahgre Mountains. Show More Summary

The Abandoned Lands...A Journey Through the Colorado Plateau: The fusion of geology and architecture, part 2

For today's post on the Abandoned Lands I am jumping into my personal "Wayback Machine" to revisit a hike I did in 2003 on Cedar Mesa, the western edge of the Ancestral Puebloan "fertile crescent". The crescent was (and still is) a highly productive agricultural area, and supported a large population between about 600 - 1,300 AD. Show More Summary

Geology with benefits

Last weekend I had the chance to visit my favorite Permian formation, the Cedar Mesa sandstone. This formation, part of the Cutler group can be found in southern Canyonlands National Park (both the Needles and Maze) and in the type area on "Cedar Mesa" part of the Monument uplift. Show More Summary

Regime change

I was able to spend time in one of my favorite places in Utah, Cedar Mesa also known as the monument uplift. This area is directly south of Canyonlands NP and much of the southern drainage from the Abajo Mountains comes this way. The soft Cedar Mesa sandstone has eroded into a set of incredible canyons from this drainage. Show More Summary

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