Date of Award:

1939

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Geology

Advisor/Chair:

Howard Williams

Abstract

That the higher valleys of the Wasatch Mountains ere occupied by Pleistocene glaciers has long been known. King, Hague, and Emmons, geologists of the Fortieth Parallel Survey, the first to undertake a systematic study of any part of the Wasatch Mountains, recognized this fact and their report includes a map which shows 1n a rough ay the extent of the glaciated areas in the Central Wasatch (II) In 1909 Atwood (1) made a detailed study of the glacial features of the Central Wasatch in connection with his study of glaciation in the Uinta Mountains. He mapped the deposits of 2 distinct glacial ages, but did not consider any part of the range north of Salt Lake County. Recently Bradley(8) has discovered the deposits of a third and older glacial age in the Uinta mountains, thus indicating the possibility of a similar discovery in the Wasatch Mountains. Blackwelder (6) had previously recognized 3 glacial ages in the Wind River Mountains in western Wyoming and had made preliminary observations on glaciation in the Stansbury and Oquirrh ranges, Utah (7). While these studied have been completed tor the central part of the Wasatch Range and for surrounding regions, no description of the glacial geology of the Northern Wasatch has ever appeared.

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