Arizona Geological Survey Open File Reports


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Published: 1999
The purpose of this project is to integrate new detailed field mapping, aerial photograph interpretation, previous research, and other available data into 1:24,000 scale geologic and geomorphic...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-19

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Published: 1999
The Copper Mountain quadrangle is centered just north of the southwest-facing escarpment on the southwest side of the crest of the Sierra Ancha (see Figure 1). Elevations range from about 4200 feet...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-24

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Published: 1999
This report presents a selected bibliography of water quality studies covering the upper Gila River watershed and discusses a few ofthe more important publications. Previously unpublished water...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-25

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Published: 1999
The Horseshoe Dam quadrangle straddles part of the lower Verde River valley of central Arizona, a north-trending, west-tilted half-graben along the southern edge of the Transition Zone tectonic...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-15

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Published: 1999
This report and accompanying maps describe the surficial geology, geomorphology, and geologic hazards around the Tucson Mountains, on the western margin of the Tucson metropolitan area. The mapping...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-22

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Published: 1999
This report and accompanying maps describe the surficial geology, geomorphology, and geologic hazards of the northern Tucson metropolitan area. The mapping covers the Tucson North and Sabino Canyon...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-99-21

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Published: 2011
The project achieved its primary goals and milestones during FY2010, including completing contracts with 45 subcontractors representing geothermally-relevant data resources in all 50 states....
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-01

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Published: 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), established a national program to evaluate the feasibility of separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-05

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Published: 2011
This report is prepared in accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §27-155: The state geologist shall make an annual report to the governor on the progress and condition of the Arizona Geological...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-06

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Published: 2011
On 3 May 1887, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rippled across Sonora, Mexico, and southern Arizona. Phil Pearthree, Chief of the Environmental Geology division of the Arizona Geological Survey, revisits...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-07

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Published: 2011
This six minute video, filmed on location in the Chino Valley, describes the geometry and timing of fault activity on the Little Chino Fault. This is an active fault with a moderate recurrence rate...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-09

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Published: 2011
A 6-minute video describing the Quaternary history of the Big Chino fault in Chino Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona. The video was shot at the Big Chino fault and shows the late Pleistocene fault...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-08

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Published: 2011
Introduction The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) helps protect lives and property from geologic risks and contributes to the discovery and characterization of natural resources for their wise use...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-11-10

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Published: 2010
Geologic map of piedmont, and stream channel and alluvium deposits of the Empire Ranch 7.5' quadrangle of the east side of the Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona. Map scale 1:24,000.
Resource Identifiers: OFR-10-03

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Published: 2010
The Arizona Geological Survey prepared and submitted proposals for system design, including data and metadata types, standards and protocols, and testing the system prototype, as part of a...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-10-04

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Published: 2010
This dating technique assessment demonstrates how landform surface age estimates can be used in the evaluation of alluvial fan flood hazards in Maricopa County, Arizona. Detailed geomorphic mapping...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-10-05

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Published: 2010
This study evaluated methods to quantify the risk of debris-flow initiation and runout potential to impact alluvial fan flooding hazards in Maricopa County. Debris flows are unsteady, non-uniform,...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-10-01

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Published: 2009
The purpose of this research project is to determine the origin of the materials used to construct the Black Hills Dam in order to restore the landscape to pre-dam conditions. The Black Hills Dam...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-09-01

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Published: 2009
The essential process in continuous casting is cooling and solidification of the cast medium during heat loss across a slip surface followed by extrusion from a mold. There are implications here for...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-09-03

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Published: 2009
The 1 Alpine-Federal geothermal test, at an elevation of 8,556 feet in eastern Arizona, was drilled by the Arizona Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy to obtain information about the...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-94-01

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