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  • Getting a Jump on 2014
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    Published - 09/05/13 - 09:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) -- Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. The new calendar from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) goes on sale Monday. UGS started publishing the calendar eight years ago, and it has grown in popularity every year. “Originally, we thought it would be a fun way to showcase some the cool photos that our geologists take when they are working in the field,” said Vicky Clarke, UGS Publications Manager.

    This year, 257 photos were considered for inclusion from 28 people. There are 34 photos in the new calendar. “It has become very competitive and a great source of pride for the geologists when their photos are selected,” said Clarke.

    Marshall Robinson’s picture of the Goosenecks of the San Juan River at Goosenecks State Park made the cut. It is the first time he has made the calendar. “The Goosenecks is such a photographic place. It was such a great opportunity because the lighting was right and the view was fantastic,” said Robinson.

    The photos include shots of the numerous geologic wonders in Utah, with a brief explanation of where they are and how and when they were formed. There are also some man-made points of interest such as the Newspaper Rock petroglyph panel.

    The calendar is a month early this year to accommodate a national geology convention in Salt Lake. Though more copies were ordered, it is expected to sell out quickly. The price is the same as last year, $4.95 each or $4.25 each for orders of 10 or more. The calendars are available at the Department of Natural Resources Map and Bookstore, 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, or on line at: www.mapstore.utah.gov .

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