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Arizona Mining Review and the AZGS 125th Anniversary

Arizona Mining Review kicks off on 23 January 2013 with news and update on the state of Arizona mining. Each month we’ll introduce a new topic and select a format – featured guest, panel discussion, Q&A session – to draw the most out of the topic.

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  • 23 January | Arizona Mineral Resources – Lee Allison | Nyal Niemuth -- Click to watch the video of our first broadcast!
  • 20 February | Topics: Nyal Niemuth discussing gold mining in Arizona; Jon Spencer on mineral resources of the proposed Sonoran Desert Heritage area; and wrap-up of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Show. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 27 March | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director, Energy and Natural Resources at the Fraser Institute, discusses the recent "Survey of Mining Companies" report and what it means for Arizona mining; VP Dan Johnson talks with Lee Allison about Curis's plans for in situ copper recovery on 160 acres of Arizona State Trust lands. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 26 April | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; Dorothy Kosich, Deputy Editor/Americas Editor for MineWeb.com, discusses budgets and mining in the Western U.S.; Dr. Kent Hill, ASU's L. William Seidman Research Institute, discusses "The Economic Impact of the Mining Industry on the State of Arizona – 2011"; Geologist from the Utah Geological Survey describes the recent pit wall collapse at Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine. (Schedule dependent.)​ Watch live at 10 am, April 26: Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 31 May | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; POTASH in the Holbrook Basin: Lee Allison talks with Jerry Aiken (Passport Potash) and David Newlin (Business Manager and Watershed Projects Director at Little Colorado River Plateau RC&D); National Geothermal Data System: Lee Allison and guest discuss data available at NGDS and its potential for use in U.S. mineral exploration; Northern Vertex's Moss gold property in Western Arizona: Lee Allison talks with Joe Bardswich, Project Manager of the Moss gold site. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 26 June | Topics: Mining News & Update with Nyal Niemuth; Game-Changing Solutions to modern mining challenges with Dr. Mary Poulton, Director Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources (IMR); Impacts on Land Management - Arizona Natural Resources Review Council. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 31 July | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; Fred Banfield, Chairman & Founder of Mintec, Inc. discusses providing mine modeling and design solutions to the world's mining community from Tucson, Arizona, for the past 40 years. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 28 August | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; Bill Assenmacher and Rick Grinnell (both of S AZ Business Coalition) and Sydney Hay (AMIGOS) join Lee to talk about the Arizona Mining Alliance; Mark Cocker (US Geological Survey) discusses new developments in the global potash market and the impact on North American and Arizona potash mining companies. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 25 September | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and trends in Arizona mining; Wildcat Silver's Greg Lucero discusses the Hermosa Project in Southern Arizona; Casey Brown (AZGS) talks about migrating mining records to the web. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • 30 October | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and challenges in Arizona mining; Hall Stewart – Founder & VP Exploration & Director joins Lee for an overview of the Commonwealth Silver mine in the historic Pearce mining district of Cochise County; Steve Rauzi (AZGS) describes the new, interactive Arizona Oil & Gas Well Viewer – a tool for exploring the subsurface of Arizona. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • November | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and challenges in Arizona mining; Arizona's Mining Association's Kelly Norton discusses the impact of mining on Arizona's economy in 2012; Mineralogical Record's Tom Gressman talks about serving mineral collectors from beginners to curators. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.
  • December | Topics: Lee Allison and Nyal Niemuth explore the newest developments and challenges in Arizona mining; Bronco Creek's Dave Maher -- Exploring for porphyry copper deposits in Arizona. Click to watch the video of the broadcast.

GeoSnaps - Image of the Day

Geologic snapshots capturing Arizona’s geologic setting and mining history with a picture of the day from 1 January through 31 December 2013.

Check out all the GeoSnaps/Images of the Day from 2013.

 

Arizona Geological Survey’s 125th Anniversary

In 2013, the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) celebrated its 125th Anniversary.  We traced our roots to the Arizona Territorial Legislature appointment of Territorial Geologist John Blandy in 1888.  From this auspicious start came the present-day Arizona Geological Survey (1988 to present) and its predecessor agencies: The University of Arizona Bureau of Mines (1893 - 1915), Arizona Bureau of Mines (1915 - 1977), and the Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology (1997 - 1988). 

In our 125th anniversary year, we celebrated the efforts of hundreds of geologists and geoscientists and Arizona’s remarkable geology. All told, AZGS and its predecessor Earth science agencies have published more than 1,000 geologic products – maps, reports, geologic hazard assessments, and more.  As a celebration of our 125th anniversary, we're hosting new products and establishing new communication pathways to serve Arizona. 

Celebratory events

  • GeoSnaps – geologic snapshots capturing Arizona’s geologic setting and mining history with a picture of the day from 1 January through 31 December 2013.
  • Arizona Mining Review – a monthly webinar hosted by State Geologist Lee Allison to discuss Arizona mining – past, present and future.
  • Release of new & old geologic products bearing our 1888 – 2013, 125th anniversary logo.
  • Symposium on 125 Years of Arizona Geology (arrangements pending).
  • Symposium on Arizona Geology at the 2013 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting – Denver, Colorado (pending).
  • Timeline graphic demarcating milestones in the history of Arizona geology.
  • A retrospective review on the state of geology of Arizona ca. 1888.  Arizona Geology Magazine 125th year anniversary issue.
  • 125th anniversary field trip(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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