Abstract

In the summer of 1955 a regional gravity survey was made in parts of Tooele, Juab, and Millard Counties, Utah. A total of 455 gravity stations were occupied in an area of about 1,700 square miles. A Bouguer anomaly map was compiled with a contour interval of 2 milligals.Steep gravity gradients indicate major Basin and Range fault zones along the eastern margin of the Cedar Mountains, the southwestern margin of Davis Mountain and its associated outcrops, the northeastern margins of Camels Back Ridge and Simpson Buttes, the eastern margin of Granite Mountain, and the northern margin of the Dugway Range. The principal trend of these fault zones is northwesterly; and they were instrumental in partly outlining several of the mountain ranges in the surveyed area. Great graben with probable vertical displacements of at least several thousand feet were found east of Granite Mountain and northeast of Camels Back Ridge. The highest gravity values, which lie just northwest of Granite Mountain, are about 40 milligals higher than the surrounding surveyed region. Gravity anomalies transecting the Dugway and Thomas Ranges probably indicate pre-Basin and Range faulting.

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