SARAH HANSON'S FEATURE ARTICLE
SUNSET CRATER VOLCANO

a cinder cone eruption that impacted
the ancestral puebloan indians


The San Francisco Volcanic Field lies on
southern margin of the Colorado Plateau
near its boundary with the Basin and
Range Province (Figure 1). This field,
covering an area of ~5000...
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ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

CRACKS IN ARIZONA: NEW EARTH FISSURE MAPS
Earth fissures abound in basins of south-central Arizona. They manifest as surface cracks, seams, or gullies ranging from 100s of feet to miles long, inches to 10-15 feet wide, and up to 40 feet deep. Read More



FLOOD HAZARDS OF RAINBOW VALLEY: MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA
Strange though it may seem, valleys of the Sonoran Desert of central Arizona are subject to episodic flooding that can damage roads and buildings, destroy crops, and threaten lives. Read More


SEISMIC NEWS

NATURE'S BALANCED SEISMOMETERS | DAVID E. HADDAD
Arizona has some of the most beautiful perched rocks in the Southwest. From the towering forests of rhyolitic spires in the Chiricahua Mountains to the roosting granitic boulders of the Granite Dells, our balanced rocks are fine examples of nature's geomorphic and geologic products. Read More

AZ BROADBAND SEISMIC NETWORK IS IN THE HOUSE | MIMI DIAZ
In the last issue of Arizona Geology, we brought you the news of the nearly $500,000 FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant awarded to the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to acquire eight seismometers from Earthscope's USArray project. Read More


ARIZONA ENERGY
SUMMARY OF OIL AND GAS IN ARIZONA 2008 | STEVEN L. RAUZI
Thirty drilling permits were issued, 14 wells were drilled, and two wells were plugged and abandoned in 2008. Ridgeway Arizona Oil Corporation permitted 27 wells, drilled 13 wells and plugged two wells at its CO2 project between St. Johns and Springerville. Read More


EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION
PUTTING EARTH SCIENCE BACK IN ITS PLACE | STEVEN SEMKEN
One of the most universal and fundamental things that humans do is to make places. We do this by sensing and experiencing the space around us, and attaching meaning to parts of it here is a beautiful mountain, here is where my house is, here is where we have found copper, here is where my ancestors lived.Read More


AZGS BACK PAGES
NEWS OF THE ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Outreach, Library Services, State Map Program, Pleistocene Exhibit at the State Complex Atrium in Tucson, Gold Prospecting in Arizona, Industrial Minerals in Arizona, AZGS Map Service, Cathy S. Wellendorf Memorial Fund Recieves Donation, AZGS & Washington University Field Trip. Read More

 

 



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