Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports


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Published: 2018
Flooding issues and drainage problems associated with historical development on four active alluvial fan study sites in central Arizona were examined to document the effectiveness of engineered...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-J

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Published: 2018
The rocks and structures exposed in the Moon Mountains of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, west-central Arizona, record Mesozoic thrusting within the Maria fold and thrust belt, and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-I

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Published: 2018
Mesquite Mountain, situated on the Colorado River Indian Reservation of westcentral Arizona, records a continuous progression of deformational styles characterized by older, penetrative, ductile...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-H

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Published: 2016
Field-based geologic mapping has identified one large central volcano and 84 small volcanoes and intrusions in an area of 180 mi2 (470 km2) on and near the Mogollon Rim in the north part of Verde...
Resource Identifiers: CR-16-E

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Published: 2018
William R. Dickinson was in the process of preparing a comprehensive publication on the Mesozoic stratigraphy and tectonic setting of the Colorado Plateau when he died abruptly while on a...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-G

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Published: 1985
The Cenozoic paleogeography of Arizona is interpreted from the sedimentary and volcanic strata throughout the state. Paleogeographic features such as mountains, plateaus, depositional basins, and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-F

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Published: 2001
Mineral production is essential to our civilization because minerals provide the raw materials which allow our society to function. Pima County is endowed with many mineral resources, not only...
Resource Identifiers: CR-01-B

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Published: 2018
George R. Simpson was issued Navajo Tribal Mining Permit No. 48 in the northwestern Carrizo Mountains, Apache County, Arizona on August 6, 1954. This permit was one mile square (Figure 1). On this...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-E

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Published: 2018
The copper mining operations of the Verde Mining District near Jerome were similar to Arizona's other great copper districts in many ways, but differ in other respects. While they faced similar...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-D

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Published: 2018
Plot 6 is the 1 argest of 16 pIots ( claims) of a 229 .14-acre vanadium Iease that was issued in 1942. This lease was named the West Reservation Lease by the lessee, the Vanadium Corporation of...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-C

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Published: 2018
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Every State receives title to the beds of its navigable rivers when it joins the Union. The streambeds of navigable rivers become sovereign lands to be held for the public trust...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-B

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Published: 2017
Plot 2 is one of 16 plots (claims) that comprise a 229.14 acre lease for vanadium that was signed in 1941. This lease was called the West Reservation Lease by the lessee Vanadium Corporation of...
Resource Identifiers: CR-18-A

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Published: 2017
Phillip Anderson conducted a comprehensive study of the Proterozoic geology, tectonics, and mineral deposits of the Southwest, focused on Arizona. He started his studies upon arrival at the...
Resource Identifiers: CR-17-D

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Published: 2017
Trends of increasing wildfire size and severity across the western U.S. and concurrent encroachment and development into the wildland-urban interface place more people and infrastructure at greater...
Resource Identifiers: OFR-17-06

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Published: 1937
E.D. Wilson's 1937 Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard University, MA. Dr. Wilson was a senior geologist at the Arizona Bureau of Mines for many years. Rocks which have been classified as pre-Cambrian...
Resource Identifiers: CR-17-C

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Published: 2017
Recognition and dogged pursuit of economic opportunities throughout southern Arizona during decades spanning the turn of the 20th century provided the stable foundation for later growth and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-17-B

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Published: 1922
The 1922 thesis of E.D. Wilson describing the Mazatzal Quartzite.
Resource Identifiers: The Mazatzal Quartzite, a new Precambrian Formation of central Arizona

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Published: 2017
The hostile environment of southwestern Arizona’s low desert presented many challenges to those who sought to discover and exploit the mineral wealth of the region. Ajo’s remote location combined...
Resource Identifiers: CR-17-A

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Published: 2016
The surficial geology of Chiricahua National Monument was mapped around Monument headquarters and the primary visitors’ facilities to understand the geologic and geomorphic framework of the area, and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-16-F

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Published: 2016
The Copper Mountain (Morenci) mining district is located approximately 115 miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona (Figure 1). It lies along the southern boundary of the Transitional physiographic...
Resource Identifiers: CR-16-C

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