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Announcements (News Releases)


1 May 2017 | Mike Conway ‘Re-establishing a mining, mineral and natural resources education museum on the Government Mall in Phoenix’ to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society (7:30 pm).

24 April, 2017 | AZGS Director Phil Pearthree presents "Putting Geoscience to work for Arizona", to the Arizona Mining Caucus, Executive Tower, Phoenix, Arizona.

11 April, 2017 | Phil Pearthree presents "Latest findings and controversies regarding the early development of the lower Colorado River below Grand Canyon", Central Arizona Geology Club, Prescott Public Library, 6 pm.

11-12 April, 2017 | Ann Youberg presenting post-fire erosion, debris flows & gullying at ‘Horseshoe 2 Fire, Chiricahua Mountains: 6 years post fire’ field trip, Southwest Fire Science Consortium

Oct. 12, 2016 | Ann Youberg presents, Geomorphic  Effects of Wildfires - Floods,  Debris  Flows  and Long-Term Recovery, at Central Arizona Geology Club, Prescott Library (6 pm), Prescott, AZ.

Sept. 15, 2016 | AZGS presents 'The Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources Education Museum' at Arizona Sci-Tech Festival Kickoff-2017, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.

Aug 18, 2016 | AGI's EARTH Magazine releases 2012 interview with AZGS's Lee Allison.

Aug 17, 2016 | Dr. M. Lee Allison (1948–2016), State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, passed away Tuesday, August 16th, 2016.

Fresh contact information for AZGS staff — UA e-mail address & phone numbers

July 13, 2016 | U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General releases 'Scientific Integrity Incident at USGS Energy Geochemistry Laboratory' report. You can access the 19-page report at the AZGS Document Repository.

Arizona Geological Survey is now situated at the University of Arizona's Arid Lands Building: 1955 East Sixth Street | PO Box 210184 Tucson, AZ 85721 | T: 520.621.2470 |

July 9, 2016 | (6:30-7:15 pm & 8:00–8:45 pm) Michael Conway presenting 'The volcanoes of Arizona – past & present!', Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

June 22 & 23, 2016 | Great AZGS Library Giveaway. Drop by from 9:00 am till 4 pm and help yourself to remaining library holdings, a topo map or two, and a free 'Geologic Map of Arizona.'


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New Publications

Briggs, D.F., 2017, History of the Ajo Mining District, Pima County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-17-A, 16 p

Gonzales, L., Rose, C., Mandler, B. and Boland, M., 2017, AGI’s Critical Issues Program – Pioneering a new approach to sharing societally-relevant science with state and local decision makers. Arizona Geology e-NewsMagazine, winter 2016-2017, 5 p.

Cook, J.P., 2017, Discovery of a large earth fissure in the Southern Picacho Basin, Pinal County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report, OFR-17- 01, 7 p., 1 appendix.

Marshall, L., 2017, A Review of “Water in the Desert: The Grand Valley and Its Rivers”. Arizona Geology e-Magazine, Winter 2016-2017.

Gootee, B.F., Spencer, J.E., Tosdal, R.M., Pearthree, P.A. and House, P.K., 2016, Geologic map of the Mule Wash 7 ½' Quadrangle, La Paz County, Arizona, and Riverside County, California. Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map DGM-117, scale 1:24,000, 9-p. report.

Johnson, B.J., Pearthree, P.A., and Ferguson, C.A., 2016, Geologic map of the Corona de Tucson 7 ½' Quadrangle, Pima County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map DGM-115, scale 1:24,000.

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