Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports


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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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Published: 2011
The Rattlesnake No.8 mine was developed on an outcrop of uranium-vanadium minerals that were exposed on a rim of the Salt Wash Member of the Jurassic Morrison Formation. The exposure was on the...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-J

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Published: 2011
The Tohe Thlany Begay mine, also know as the Whirling Mountain mine, was developed on an isolated exposure of uranium-vanadium minerals that were located on the south flank of the Carrizo Mountain...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-K

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Published: 2011
The Upper and Lower Canyon mines were developed behind exposures of uranium-vanadium minerals, in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, that were first described in 1944. Initial mining...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-L

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Published: 2011
The CB&W-MC mine was developed on an outcrop of uranium-vanadium minerals that were exposed on a rim of the Salt Wash Member of the Jurassic Morrison Formation. The exposure was on the south...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-M

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Published: 2011
The employment of Navajo Indians by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to prospect for uranium during the uranium boom of the 1950’s was mentioned in an article by the AEC's Robert D....
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-N

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Published: 2011
The Hualapai Plateau contains one of the longest (Paleocene to Pliocene), best preserved, and well exposed sections of Cenozoic geology in Arizona. The Cenozoic sediments and volcanic rocks are...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-O

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Published: 2011
The Monument No. 2 site consisted of a large open-pit mine, an upgrader, a concentrator and a heap leaching operation. Ore from the mine as well as products from other operations were shipped to...
Resource Identifiers: CR-11-P

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Published: 2012
The FAN model, developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, 1990) was one of the earliest attempts to generate a mathematical model of alluvial fan flooding that incorporated the...
Resource Identifiers: CR-12-B

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Published: 2013
Carbonate rocks of lower Permian age are important host to copper skarn mineralization, in the porphyry copper belt of southeastern Arizona, near Tucson. Early Permian sedimentation occurred on an...
Resource Identifiers: CR-13-B

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Published: 2013
This report was prepared as part of a collaboration between the University of Arizona and the Arizona Geological Survey during the initial development of the Arizona Broadband Seismic Network....
Resource Identifiers: CR-13-C

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Published: 2010
The southwestern portion of the McDowell Mountains, located in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona, was last mapped geologically more than 30 years ago. The curiosity of volunteers...
Resource Identifiers: CR-10-E

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Published: 2012
The ~25 km accessible trace of the north-south trending, west-side down, normal, mountain-front Pirate fault has been mapped to locate and describe those erosionally exhumed remnants of the fault...
Resource Identifiers: CR-12-F

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Published: 2012
An avulsion is the process by which flow is diverted out of an established channel into a new course on the adjacent floodplain. Occurrences of avulsions are what makes an alluvial fans “active.”...
Resource Identifiers: CR-12-D

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