Arizona Geological Survey Open File Reports


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Published: 2000
This report and maps describe the geology, geomorphology, and geologic hazards in the Three Points quadrangle, on the southwestern fringe of the Tucson metropolitan area in unincorporated Pima...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-12

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Published: 2000
The Safford basin is a deep, sediment-filled structural trough containing abundant lacustrine (lake) and playa sediments, reflecting long periods of closed-basin conditions. Gravity models indicate...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-10

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Published: 2000
The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) performed a study to measure the tritium content of waters form various sources in the Safford Basin, part the upper Gila River watershed. The concentration of...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-09

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Published: 2000
The geology of the Clifton-Morenci area has been investigated for nearly 100 years beginning with the pioneering work of W. Lindgren at the start of the 20th century. For most of the century,...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-07

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Published: 2000
The study area includes the southern Roskruge Mountains and a small area of the northernmost Coyote Mountains in Pima County, southeast Arizona (Figure 1). Elevations in the area range between 2500...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-06

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Published: 2000
This study encompasses the whole of the Oracle Junction 7.5' quadrangle and the eastern third of the Tortolita Mountains 7.5' quadrangle (see figure 1). Late Tertiary basin-fill deposits...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-04

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Published: 2000
Permian salt in the Holbrook Basin, Arizona. The northwest-southeast trending Holbrook Basin embraces an area of thickened Permian sedimentary rocks located in east-central Arizona near the south...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-03

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Published: 2000
This report summarizes the geomorphology and hydrology of the three principal tributary streams of the Bill Williams River in western Arizona. The Bill Williams River basin drains most of west-...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-02

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Published: 2000
Management of flood hazards on piedmonts of the western United States is increasingly important as urban development expands into these areas. In the western United States, the term “piedmont”...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-01

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Published: 2000
On a clear day the rugged crest of Four Peaks is visible from Phoenix, 50 km to the east-northeast (see figures I and 2). It is one of the highest, most rugged areas in central Arizona. Four Peaks...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-00-11

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Published: 1993
Geologic Map of the Phoenix North 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Central Arizona, Scale 1:100,000
Resource Identifiers: OFR-93-17

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Published: 1993
Earth fissures have damaged the Central Arizona Project (CAP), and threaten to do so again in the future. Many fissures exist near Reach 1 of the Tucson Aqueduct, located west of the Picacho...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-93-1b

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Published: 2013
The recent development of horizontal drilling techniques and application of hydraulic fracturing to horizontal wells has dramatically increased oil and gas production in the U.S., notably in areas...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-08

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Published: 2012
These photographs were mostly taken from the ADMMR Mining collection, records on mineral resource exploration and mining in Arizona from late 1800s to the early 2000s. Photographs principally relate...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-25

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Published: 2013
The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) is a distributed, interoperable network of data collected from state geological surveys across all fifty states and the nation’s leading academic geothermal...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-06

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Published: 2013
In 2011, the Arizona Wilderness Coalition, Sonoran Institute, and The Wilderness Society proposed that the Federal Government designate approximately 1170 square miles (~750,000 acres) of Arizona...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-03 v2.0

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Published: 2012
This collection of photos shows the Richinbar mine in the 1930s and a revisit to the mine in 1957 by the Wheeler family. Carlton Wheeler graduated from the University of Oklahoma after WWI and...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-12

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Published: 2013
As part of WESTCARB Phase III, the AZGS is evaluating the potential for CO2 sequestration in geologic formations that are below a level of 800 meters (m) depth below land surface (bls). This...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-13-02

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Published: 1978
Preliminary geothermal resource map of Arizona. Map scale 1:1,000,000. Released digitally as part of AZGS's 125-year anniversary celebration.
Resource Identifiers: M 15-1

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Published: 2012
The Department of Energy (DOE), including its National Energy Technology Laboratory and West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB), have established national programs to evaluate...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-40

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