THE GE­OL­OGY RUN

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For the past few years we’ve joined pro­fes­sional ge­ol­o­gist John Mears for the Lost River Off-road Ge­ol­ogy Run. Nearly all trails in the Moab re­gion are the byprod­uct of the Cold War hunt for ura­nium, and this year Mears took us to the place it all be­gan. In 1952, un­em­ployed oil ge­ol­o­gist Charles Steen dis­cov­ered high-grade ura­nium ore in this ledge. It would be­come known as “Steen’s Folly” and ig­nited a flood of free­lance prospec­tors to the re­gion.

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