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Inclination of strata within the Kaiparowits Plateau


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This is a polygon coverage of the inclination of strata within theKaiparowits Plateau. Inclinations of strata are attributed incategories that range from 0 - 6, 6 - 12, 12 - 25, and > 25degrees. The range-of-dip was compiled at 1:125,000-scale fromstructure contour lines and from dip measurements on 1:24,000-scalepublished geologic maps of the Kaiparowits Plateau. These geologicmaps are referenced in figure 2 of Hettinger and others (1996).The outside polygon defines the base of the coal-bearing John HenryMember of the Straight Cliffs Formation (Upper Cretaceous) east of112 degrees of longitude. The northern boundary is delineated bythe Paunsaugunt fault and volcanic rocks of Tertiary age. The areawithin this polygon includes parts [...]


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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is undertaking a five year effortto identify and characterize coal beds and coal zones that couldprovide the fuel for the Nation's coal-derived energy during thefirst quarter of the 21st century. As part of this National CoalAssessment, Hettinger and others (1996) have completed anassessment of the coal deposits in the John Henry Member of theStraight Cliffs Formation, Kaiparowits Plateau of southern Utah.Their report delineates the distribution of coal and providesestimates of resources in the basin.It also serves as a basis for future efforts to assess coalresources and determine availability and recoverability. Afundamental component of their work was the digital geologic andgeographic data compiled in a Geographic Information System (GIS).Use of this GIS allowed for the spatial integration of data layers,and resulted in the ability to display, analyze, and query data andproduce information that are useful for land-use planning and toanswer complex geo-spatial questions concerning coal resourceoccurrence.This coverage is intended as a basemap layer for GIS applicationsat a scale of 1:125,000 or less.




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