Arizona Geological Survey Open File Reports


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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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Published: 1978
The present Arizona geothermal energy program was initiated in response to prior geothermal research and reconnaissance programs conducted primarily under the aegis of the federal government. The...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-78-01

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Published: 2012
Sixty-three folders in this collection contain geologic, topographic and subsurface maps of Arizona. There are a number on the Yavapai County area, in particular the Yaeger Mine and Victor-Montezuma...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-33

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Published: 2012
John Kinnison earned his master's in geology from the University of Arizona in 1958. He spent over twelve years with ASARCO. He was a consultant to the mining industry from 1973 to the early...
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OFR-12-32
azgs:1995-02

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Published: 2012
James Sell was a native of Arizona, born in Casa Grande in 1930. He served the U.S. Army as a radio operator in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and two Bronze Star Medals. On...
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OFR-12-31
azgs:2008-01

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Published: 2012
These photographs are from turn of the century. Mr. Osborn was the photographer. Most of the photographs are from the Ajo area of Arizona. The photographs depict mines, workings, buildings and...
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OFR-12-30
azgs:2006-02

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Published: 2012
Mason Coggin was director of Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources during the mid 1990s. These images were either shot by or collected by him. The newest photo showing a date is from 1953...
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OFR-12-29
azgs:2011-04

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Published: 2012
Guy Atlee lived and worked in the Kingman area working the Turquoise mine (Mineral Park) and other mines near Chloride (IXL, Wrigley), Cerbat, and Kingman. He is known to have worked and traveled in...
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OFR-12-28
azgs:2009-03

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Published: 2012
Fred Hohne spent many years with Wyoming Minerals (subsidiary of Westinghouse) working on uranium exploration projects, especially the Workman Creek area of Gila County. The collection contains...
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OFR-12-27
azgs:1998-01

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Published: 2012
Grover Heinrichs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925. As a child, he moved with his family through the western United States, the Philippines and South Africa. He was the Vice President of...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-24

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Published: 2012
This collection primarily contains economic geologic information on mines in Mohave County, but also includes more general files on other states and mineral commodities. William Crutchfield, Jr....
Resource Identifiers: OFR-12-23

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Published: 2012
The West Oatman Project collection consists of 92 folders of information on mineral investigations in the western part of the Oatman Metallic Mineral District, Mohave County. The principal mines or...
Resource Identifiers: Ofr-12-22

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