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State Geologists annual meeting underway in Flagstaff

Arizona Geology Blog - Wed, 2015-06-17 13:58

AZGS is hosting the 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) in Flagstaff this week.   Over 150 attendees are participating from state geological surveys, federal counterparts, professional organizations, and industry.     We have a variety of technical sessions on geoscience topics including induced seismicity, mineral resources, ground collapse, sustainability of state surveys, groundwater, and data preservation.

USGS Acting Director Suzette Kimball laid out a proposal for expanded collaboration between USGS and State Geological Surveys on a number of priority areas around resources, hazards, mapping, and environmental topics. 

A field trip to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, provided opportunities to discuss land use management, geology in national parks, outreach and education, as well as giving the attendees an introduction to Arizona geology.

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Wildcat Silver changes name to reflect growing interest in lead, zinc

Arizona Geology Blog - Tue, 2015-06-09 06:17

Interesting news item that Wildcat Silver Corporation has changed its name to AZ Mining Inc.  The new website is
The company said the change "reflects both the Company's focus on its Hermosa property located near Patagonia in southern Arizonaand the poly-metallic nature of the mineralization on the two current projects."   

Richard Warke, the Company's Chairman and CEO said, "The recently released drill results from the first five holes on our Hermosa North West drill program confirm we have the makings of a potentially significant zinc/lead/silver deposit on our hands. As a consequence, we felt this was the right time to re-brand the Company given its current focus on North West and our history and commitment to mineral exploration in Arizona."
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Call for Papers — 2015 AHS Symposium

Arizona Geology Blog - Mon, 2015-06-08 17:29

 We got this announcement today: The Phoenix Chapter of Arizona Hydrologic Society (AHS) is soliciting abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at the 28th Annual Symposium. The symposium is a premier event in the Southwest for hydrology and water resources science, engineering, and public policy. AHS solicits descriptions of projects and research from hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, water policy and legal professionals, and teachers.Important Dates
  • Abstracts must be submitted by July 30
  • Contributors will be notified of abstract acceptance on or about August 30
TopicsThis year’s technical sessions will focus on the following topics focused on water and water science in Arizona and the Southwestern U.S.:
  • Atmospheric Studies
  • Colorado River Issues
  • Drought impacts by sector, location, decade
  • Environmental Contaminant Movement
  • Food Security
  • Forest Restoration and Watershed Management
  • International Issues Surrounding Drought and Shortage Sharing
  • New Technologies
  • Recharge and Recovery
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Subsidence
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Modeling
  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Water Augmentation
  • Water Harvesting
  • Water Markets and Exchanges
  • Water Quality and Geochemistry
  • Water Reuse
  • Water Shortage: Prediction and Planning
  • Water Supply and Delivery/Distribution
  • Weather Modification and Cloud Seeding
This year’s symposium will also encourage poster submittals.Requirements for SubmittalAbstracts should be 250 words or less (excluding title; use a 12-point font, single spaced, indented, left justified) and include:
  • Title (centered, ten words or less)
  • Authorship and affiliations (please denote the presenting author)
  • A brief biographical sketch (100 words or less) of the presenting author
How to SubmitAbstracts can be submitted electronically to David A. Sampsonor Madison Pike. More InfoFor more information, visit the symposium web site.
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