Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports


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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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Published: 2012
A mathematical model can minimize the total cost of rock mass excavation. The total excavation cost model consists of functions defining the owning and operating costs for a drill, explosive and...
Resource Identifiers: CR-12-C

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Published: 2012
FEMA guidelines for floodplain delineations on active alluvial fans allow use the FAN methodology, a stochastic model based on work originally published by Dawdy (1979). In 1985, FEMA contracted...
Resource Identifiers: CR-12-A

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