Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Clyde T. Hardy
Rocks of Paleozoic, Tertiary, and Quaternary age are represented in the northern part of the Malad Range. The Paleozoic rocks are represented by thirteen formations that are characterized lithologically by quartzites, shales, and carbonates. The oldest formation in the mapped area of Paleozoic age is the Brigham Formation, and the youngest formation is the Jefferson Formation of late Devonian age.
The rocks of Tertiary age are conglomerates, shales, and limestones and are represented by the Wasatch Formation, the Salt Lake Formation, and boulders. Quaternary rocks include sediments of the Lake Bonneville Group and alluvium.
The faults in the mapped area were formed during two periods of movement. The east-west-trending faults, northeast-trending faults, and northwest-trending faults are a consequence of compressional forces during Laramide orogenic activity. The north-south-trending faults were the result of Basin and Range block faulting during middle and late Tertiary times.
Axtell, Drew C., "Geology of the Northern Part of the Malad Range, Idaho" (1967). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6653.