Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports


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Published: 2007
Land subsidence and earth fissures have been part of the landscape of southern and south central Arizona for at least the past seventy years. With urban growth now expanding into former...
Resource Identifiers: CR-07-C

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Published: 2007
This report details geothermal resource exploration done for Arizona Public Service and the U.S. Department of Energy. Arizona Public Services (APS) of Phoenix, Arizona, retained David Brown &...
Resource Identifiers: CR-07-A

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Published: 2008
To provide insight into provenance relations for multiple mid-Oligocene to mid-Miocene subbasins (typically half-grabens) dissected by erosion in uplands lying north of the Catalina core complex and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-08-C

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Published: 2008
Rain and snow contain dissolved oxygen because of equilibration with atmospheric oxygen. In contrast, groundwater deep in the Earth, especially at depths of hundreds to thousands of meters,...
Resource Identifiers: CR-08-B

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Published: 2008
In flowing from its origins in the mountains of west-central New Mexico down to the broad sedimentary basins of central Arizona's Salt River Valley, the Gila River and its enclosing fluvial...
Resource Identifiers: CR-08-A

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Published: 2009
Our interdisciplinary team of a geologist and volunteers, working with the City of Scottsdale and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC), has confirmed that an unusual rock outcropping in the...
Resource Identifiers: CR-09-B

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Published: 2009
This report is the result of an investigation of petrified wood on the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground and includes studies of the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleobotany of terrace gravels with...
Resource Identifiers: CR-09-A

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Published: 2010
In 1991, with the encouragement of the U.S. Forest Service, I and a number of members of Escabrosa Grotto (a chapter of the National Speleological Society) began mapping a large cave, Cave Of The...
Resource Identifiers: CR-10-A

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Published: 2010
At the request of the U.S. Forest Service to Red Rock Jeep Tours of Sedona a geologic report on the condition of the Devils Kitchen sinkhole was required for the safe continuation of Jeep visits to...
Resource Identifiers: CR-10-B

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Published: 2010
The Geothermal Resource Evaluation Program of the Eastern San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona, has been a fifteen-month study collecting and evaluating geological and geophysical data to assess...

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Published: 2010
Seven sinkholes surround the city of Sedona in Coconino and Yavapai Counties, Arizona. They occur in surface bedrock of Permian age Esplanade Sandstone, Hermit formation, and Schnebly Hill...
Resource Identifiers: CR-10-C

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Published: 2011
Formerly known as the Martinez Ranch area (e.g., see Davis, 1975; Davis and others, 2004), the Salcito Ranch area is located at the southeastern-most corner of the Rincon Mountains (Figure 1) and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-C

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Published: 2011
The 2010 Schultz Fire burned 6,091 hectares (15,051 acres) of Ponderosa Pine and mixed conifer forest, four kilometers (two and a half miles) north of Flagstaff, Arizona between June 20 and 30,...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-A

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Published: 2011
These guidelines provide professionals evaluating site-specific conditions in areas known or suspected to be subsiding with a standardized minimum level of investigation for land-subsidence and earth...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-D

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Published: 2011
Seismic hazard analyses form the basis for the forecast of earthquake-induced damage to regions prone to seismic risk. Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are balanced boulders that serve as in situ...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-B

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Published: 2011
The Jack Daniels open pit uranium mines are located in the Cameron area, Coconino County, Arizona. The host rocks for these deposits was the Petrified Forest Member of the Triassic Chinle Formation...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-E

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Published: 2011
In 1950, Cato Sells, a Navajo businessman, obtained three tracts (claims) adjacent to the Vanadium Corporation of America's (VCA) 1943 Monument No.2 lease in northeastern Apache County,...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-F

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Published: 2011
In 1950, two Monument Valley Navajos, Jessie Black and Harvey Blackwater, determined that the ground claimed by Cato Sells did not completely surround Vanadium Corporation of America's (YCA)...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-G

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Published: 2011
Yazzie Mesa is a small mesa north of Vanadium Corporation of America's (YCA) 1943 Monument No.2 lease in northwestern Apache County, Arizona. This lease was originally mined for vanadium, but...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-H

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Published: 2011
The Block K uranium-vanadium mine, also known as the Mike Brodie No.6 mine, was located in the northwestern Carrizo Mountains, Apache County, Arizona. The mine was developed as the result of gamma-...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-I

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