To inform and advise the public about the geologic character of Arizona in order to increase understanding and encourage prudent development of the State's land, water, mineral, and energy resources.
Inform the public by answering inquiries, preparing and selling maps and reports, maintaining a library, databases, and a website, giving talks, and leading fieldtrips.
Map and describe the origin and character of rock units and their weathering products.
HAZARDS AND LIMITATIONS
Investigate geologic hazards and limitations such as earthquakes, land subsidence, flooding, and rock solution that may affect the health and welfare of the public or impact land and resource management.
ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES
Describe the origin, distribution, and character of metallic, non-metallic, and energy resources and identify areas that have potential for future discoveries.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Assist in carrying out the rules, orders, and policies established by the Commission, which regulates the drilling, for and production of oil, gas, helium, carbon dioxide, and geothermal resources.