Arizona Geological Survey Open File Reports


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Published: 2011
The Grand Canyon region contains over 1300 known or suspected breccia pipes, which are vertical, pipe-shaped bodies of highly fractured rock that collapsed into voids created by dissolution of...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-04

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Published: 2015
Nearly pure quartz sands have become increasingly important for oil and gas production. Although used for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) since at least the 1950s, the advent of directional...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-15-04

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Published: 2015
Extreme Late Oligocene to middle Miocene tectonic extension in central western Arizona was associated with exhumation of deep crustal rocks to form metamorphic core complexes, felsic to mafic...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-15-05 V 1.0

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Published: 2015
Milky quartz veins are visible throughout all parts of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve (the Preserve) (see locator map below) and at many scales. Prospectors searching for heavy metal and...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-15-03

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Published: 2009
This open-file report describes the carbon-sequestration potential at the site of the 1 Alpine-Federal geothermal test drill hole, which is located south of Springerville in central eastern Arizona...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-09-02

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Published: 2013
The Yuma basin is located in the southwestern Basin and Range Province of Arizona adjacent to the San Andreas Transform boundary and the Gulf of California. The Colorado River marks the western...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-04

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Published: 1993
The area described in this study includes the central Gila Bend mountains, Maricopa county, Arizona. The study area encompasses the southern one-half of the Cortez Peak Quadrangle (1:24,000) and the...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-93-05

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Published: 1992
The area described in this study includes the western Gila Bend and the southern Eagletail mountains, Maricopa and La paz counties, Arizona. The study area encompasses all of the Columbus Peak...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-92-05

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Published: 2000
The Oracle 7.5' Quadrangle is located approximately 40 km north-northeast of downtown Tucson, and is on the northwest flank of Santa Catalina Mountains (Figure 1). The quadrangle encompasses...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-05

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Published: 1983
The area rnapped lies north and west of Ray and comprises an area of about 14 by 5 miles. Mapping scale is 1 inch = 12,000 feet and the base is enlarged USGS topographic maps. The 74 page...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-83-14

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Published: 2014
Director Lee Allison's Report ~ In Fiscal Year 2014, the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) maintained its core functions in addressing natural hazards and natural resources in Arizona, and...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-07

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Published: 2014
The forms in this open-file report may be reproduced for filing with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the County Recorders offices. While these are not officially designated forms, they meet...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-05

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Published: 2014
In this, our 125th anniversary year, we are celebrating the efforts of hundreds of geologists and geoscientists to understand Arizona’s remarkable geology and apply that knowledge to making our...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-01

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Published: 2014
Under the Department of Energy (DOE) National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) (Contract DE-EE0002850) Supplemental Data project to discover new geothermal data, the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS)...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-06

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Published: 2014
Hyper-V is a virtualization solution from Microsoft designed to create and operate virtual machines. Hyper-V replication is a feature of Hyper-V that provides the ability to make a copy of a virtual...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-04

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Published: 1999
The Theodore Roosevelt Dam area is located approximately 90 km east of Phoenix on the southwest flank of Tonto Basin (Figure 1). The map area encompasses the southeastern end of the Mazatzal...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-06

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Published: 2014
Northeastern Arizona encompasses the southwestern part of the Colorado Plateau, an area of gently dipping to slightly tilted Paleozoic and Mesozoic strata that include porous and permeable...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-03

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Published: 2014
This report documents the design framework and purpose of a set of tools developed by the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) for use in geologic map production using the NCGMP09 database schema and...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-13

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Published: 2014
For the third year in a row, the project received “good” or “outstanding” review comments during the annual sponsor peer review (scores for all elements were between 7 and 10 with the majority of...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-14-02

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Published: 1996
The San Pedro River in southeast Arizona is by no means a major watercourse in the Southwest, but yet it is probably one of the most-studied rivers in the region. In particular, the upper San Pedro...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-96-15

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