Upheaval Dome Vortex Utah

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Vortex Type: Energy

Note: The marker on the Google map is NOT the exact location of the vortex.

Registered by: Anonymous 10/17/13

Upheaval Dome is an impact structure, the deeply eroded remnants of an impact crater, in Canyonlands National Park southwest of the city of Moab, Utah. The crater is located in the Island in the Sky section of the park, and is approximately 42 miles (67 km) by vehicle from Moab.

It is approximately 5 km in diameter and the crater is estimated to be less than 170 million years old (Jurassic or younger.)

The crater is clearly visible on the surface as bright brown and black concentric rings. Stratigraphically, the oldest formation exposed in the center of the dome is the Permian Organ Rock Shale. This is overlain by the Permian White Rim Sandstone. Both are sometimes considered part of the Cutler Formation.

Overlying these are the Triassic Moenkopi Formation (which is bounded top and bottom by unconformities), the Chinle Formation, the cliff-forming Wingate Sandstone, the Kayenta Formation, and the crossbedded Triassic-Jurassic Navajo Sandstone.

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Posted: August 26, 2015

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