July 17, 2014 | EarthCube, a community-driven initiative to transform geosciences research, is entering an exciting new phase. Please join one of the two community webinars (July 17, at 12:00 pm EDT and July 21, at 3:00 pm EDT) to learn how you can participate as a standing committee or team member. More information.
July 17, 2014 | Nyal Niemuth presents "AZ Copper Mining and Pinal County Projects" to the Roadrunner Prospectors Association meeting at 7:00 pm at the American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ.
July 16, 2014 | Mike Conway presents "Mining for digital mine data – how to get started" to the Arizona Section of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, YSABBAR Shrine Temple, 460 S. Tucson Blvd from 7-8 pm. No fee.
July 11, 2014 | Earthquake aftershocks of about magnitude (M) 3 continue to lightly rattle Duncan, Arizona and environs. Aftershocks stem from the M5.2 earthquake that struck near Duncan, Arizona (approximately 40 miles east of Safford), on the evening of June 28. News Release.
July 10, 2014 | EarthCube Town Hall moderated by Lee Allison and Anna Katz at the ESIP Summer Meeting in Frisco, CO from 9-10:30 am.
July 9, 2014 | Steve Richard presents "Information Exchanges and Interoperability Architecture" at the ESIP Summer Meeting in Frisco, CO from 3:15-4:45 pm.
July 7, 2014 | AZGS staff, Lee Allison, Steve Richard, Christy Caudill and Anna Katz, will be attending the ESIP Summer Meeting in Frisco, CO, from July 7-11.
July 1, 2014 | We are on the move! The Phoenix Branch office of AZGS is moving to the 4th floor at 3550 N Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.
June 30, 2014 | For the first time online, The 1887 Earthquake in San Bernardino Valley, Sonora: Historic accounts and intensity patterns in Arizona, 108 pages of interviews, news articles, maps, pictures and illustrations of the largest historical earthquake to strike Arizona.
June 29, 2014 | Steve Richard hosting the international GeoSciML Working Group in Tucson, AZ, from June 29-July 3.
June 28, 2014 | A magnitude (M) 5.2 earthquake struck rural southeastern Arizona near Duncan, Arizona, on the New Mexico border just before 10 p.m. News Release.
June 25, 2014 | 10:00-10:30a.m. (MST) - Arizona Mining Review e-Video Magazine with host Lee Allison. Guests: Dr. Karletta Chief and Denise Moreno, Arizona Superfund Research Program; Dr. Brigette Martini, Tour of Corescan core imaging facility. Streaming online at the Arizona Mining Review LiveStream Channel & uploaded online at AZGS's YouTube Channel.
June 23, 2014 | House and Senate Congressional briefings: "Finding Stable Ground: Using Science and Partnerships to Manage Landslide Hazards." Hosted by Senator Maria Cantwell, moderated by Peter Lyttle of the USGS, and with speakers: Dave Norman, State Geologist, Washington Geological Survey; Jennifer Bauer, Principal geologist and co-owner of Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC, North Carolina; and Dave Hard, Director of Emergency Management, Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.
June 19, 2014 | Lee Allison presents "Mining locally to support renewable energy & the environment" from 10:45 am - 11:15 am at ARPA's Member Convention in San Diego.
June 17, 2014 | New Release, History of Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District, Pima County, Arizona by consulting geologist David F. Briggs.
June 12, 2014 | Casey Brown and Nyal Niemuth present "Digitizing, cataloging and exposing Arizona historical mine records on the Web" at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Rio Rico, AZ.
May 29, 2014 | The US Department of Energy (DOE) formally launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) - with geothermal-relevant data from all 50 states. NGDS is powered by the U.S. Geoscience Information Network (USGIN). News Release.
May 28, 2014 The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) participated in today’s 2014 Energy Datapalooza Innovation Showcase, hosted by the White House, the US Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration. News Release.
May 28, 2014 | Lee Allison and Kim Patten will demo the National Geothermal Data System at the White House Energy “Datapalooza” in Washington, DC, where Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and industry users will describe how the data system is being used to support geothermal energy exploration nationwide.
April 22, 2014 | AZGS's Nyal Niemuth hosting a booth at Phoenix College from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
April 12, 2014 | AZGS Senior Geologist Jon Spencer will lead the AIPG Arizona Section Spring 2014 Field Trip, Metamorphic Core Complex Geology along Catalina Highway. Resource: A Geologist's Guide to the Core Complex Geology Along the Catalina Highway, Tucson Area, Arizona, v. 1.1, J.E. Spencer, 2006, 38 p.
April 4, 2014 | Earth Science Outreach informational meeting, Clarion Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. A gathering of Arizona Earth science outreach groups to share outreach strategies and information.
March 25, 2014 | EarthCube Summit at the Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee meeting in Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia (1-5 pm). Registration information.
March 25, 2014 | AZGS's Nyal Niemuth presents "Map reading and Internet tools" to the Arizona Leaveritie Rock and Gem Society Inc. at 7:00 pm at ASU Physical Sciences Center, Wing F in Tempe, AZ.
March 20, 2014 | New AZGS report on the carbon dioxide sequestration potential of the Permian Cedar Mesa Sandstone, NE Arizona. News release.
March 18, 2014 | AZGS's Nyal Niemuth presents "AZ Copper Mining and Pinal County Projects" to the Arizona Prospectors Association meeting at 7:00 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 6300 W. Camelback, Glendale, AZ 85301.
March 15-16, 2014 | Tucson Festival of Books. The Arizona Experience Store will be at booth 274 | 289, adjacent to the UAMC tent on the central UA Mall. We'll be joined by authors Steven Strom (Sat 10:30-1pm), Conrad Storad (Sat 1-3 pm), William Ascarza (Sat 3-5 pm), Jacqueline Soule & Ralph Wetmore (Sun 9-11 am), Frank Rose (Sun 11-1 pm) and Kevin Dahl (Sun 1-3 pm).
March 7, 2014 | Presentations on Arizona geology to Earth Science classes at Sahuaro High School, Tucson, Arizona, by AZGS' Mike Conway.
February 24-28, 2014 | AZGS is running an exhibit booth and a town hall meeting at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu this week as part of the NSF-funded EarthCube Cyberinfrastructure program.
February 24, 2014 | "How to Use the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) and NGDS Node Deployment," David Cuyler, Arlene Anderson, Kim Patten, Christy Caudill-Daugherty, Plenary Talk/Demo, 39th Stanford Geothermal Workshop.
February 22, 2014 | Jon Spencer, "Geology of the Plomosa Mountains," day 3 of US Geological Survey field trip to western Arizona to explore the geology of the lower Colorado River.
February 15, 2014 | AZGS will host the annual meeting of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Arizona Chapter, Tucson, AZ.
February 14, 2014 | Lee Allison, “Arizona Mining Update,” Mining Appreciation Celebration, Tucson, AZ.
February 13-16, 2014 | AZGS staff, “AZGS exhibit booth,” Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, Tucson, AZ.
February 10, 2014 | On KUAT's Arizona Illustrated, Ch 6, Origin of the Lower Colorado River System with AZGS's Jon Spencer and Phil Pearthree.
February 19, 2014 | Nyal Niemuth presents "Copper Mining Projects in Pinal County" to "The Dons Of Arizona" from 6:30-8:30 pm at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe, AZ.
February 12-14, 2014 | AZGS staff, “EarthCube Portfolio Workshop,” Boulder, CO.
February 4, 2014 | Jon Spencer, "Arizona's Geologic Landscape," Arizona Illustrated, PBS Channel 6, Tucson.
February 3, 2014 | Senior Geologist Jon Spencer on KUAT Arizona Illustrated, Arizona volcanoes and volcanic landforms (22.15 to 28.00 minute).
February 3-7, 2014 | AZGS staff, “EarthCube exhibit booth,” American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
January 29, 2014 | Arizona Mining Review – Nyal Niemuth discusses the state of Arizona mining, and OneGeology Managing Director Marko Komac and Board Member Chris Pigram join Lee to discuss the future of OneGeology, a virtual global geologic survey.
January 28, 2014 | Mike Conway presents the "Geology of Arizona & the Arizona Experience – a vehicle for educators and students," from 3:45-5:30 pm at the Safford City-Graham County Library at 808 S. 7th Ave, Safford, AZ 85546.
January 27, 2014 | Release of "A geologist in Grand Canyon," a virtual tour of Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to river-mile 226 with AZGS geologist Steve Rauzi.
January 23, 2014 | On February 8, from 9:25 - 10:15 am, Brian Gootee presents "The Redwall Limestone, Inside and Out: The fascinating history and character of the Canyon's greatest hiking impediment." 2014 Guide Training Seminar Agenda, at the Community Building, Grand Canyon National Park.
January 23, 2014 | AZGS is hosting the OneGeology Board of Directors meeting in Tucson this week. AZGS Director Lee Allison is the Board member for North America.
December 9-13, 2013 | AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA. AZGS is engaged in exhibits, presentations and town hall meetings showcasing EarthCube, the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), and the Belmont Forum.
November 27, 2013 | Nyal Niemuth leads a field trip for the Assn. of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers on December 3: Historic mine sites and cinnabar mineralization of the Phoenix Mountains, in Phoenix, Arizona.
November 13, 2013 | AZGS releases three new geologic quadrangle maps detailing Quaternary deposits in the Safford Basin, Graham County, Arizona: Artesia, Safford, and Thatcher quadrangles.
November 6, 2013 | Shop the Arizona Experience this Saturday, November 9, from 10 am to 4 pm at the 9th annual Certified Local Fall Festival. The event is in downtown Phoenix on Portland St. between Central & Third Ave.
November 5, 2013 | Lee Allison presents "Havasu Floods," to the Central Arizona Geology Club at the Prescott Library, at 6:30 pm, on November 12.
November 1, 2013 | Mike Conway on "Geology of the Tucson Basin and Environs" at Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail at 2 pm on Sunday, November 3.
October 27, 2013 | AZGS at Geological Society of Amerca's 125 Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition – Clck to review our Talks, Posters, Exhibits, and Awards.
October 10, 2013 | Shop at the Arizona Experience Store Friday, Oct 11 - Sun Oct 13 (11 am - 6 pm) at Tucson Meet Yourself and we will pay your sales tax! Look for us at Jacome Plaza.
October 10, 2013 | Jon Spencer presents "Low-angle normal faulting and the state of stress in extensional wedges" and "The Pliocene Bouse Formation and initiation of the modern Colorado River" at the University of Michigan Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences on October 11, 2013.
October 10, 2013 | Joe Cook’s new Open-File Report, “Revisiting earth fissures near Luke Air Force Base, central Maricopa County, Arizona,” is available online at the Arizona Geological Survey’s Document Repository.
October 10, 2013 | Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unveils the interactive Arizona Oil & Gas Well Viewer. The viewer includes more than 1,100 wells representing 100 years+ of oil and gas well information, including: well locations, formation information, well folders, well logs, electric logs, and more.
September 24, 2013 | AZGS launches the state’s first online, interactive Natural Hazards in Arizona viewer. News release.
September 24, 2013 | Michael Conway & Joseph P. Cook on KUAT’s Arizona Illustrated Science, “Natural Hazards in Arizona,” 6:30 p.m., for broadcast/cable channels.
September 23, 2013 | "The Arizona Earthquake Catalog," presented by Dr. Jeri Young on September 25 at the Seismic Source Characterization Workshop for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Litchfield Park.
August 8, 2013 | New Open-File Report release, State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System: Accomplishments for Federal Fiscal Year 2012 by M.L. Allison and S.M. Richard.
August 7, 2013 | Jon Spencer revisits the geochronology of the Sentinel volcanic field in a new Open-File Report, A review of late Cenozoic volcanic activity in the Gila Bend – Buckeye area of western Maricopa County, Arizona.
July 26, 2013 | AZGS's "Mines and Minerals Maps Metadata" proposal receives award from the US Geological Survey's National Geological & Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Library archivist Casey Brown (AZGS-Phoenix Branch) is the Principal Investigator.
July 26, 2013 | On Sunday, July 28, AZGS will be at the Children's Museum Tucson, for Science Sunday with Arizona rocks and minerals.
July 26, 2013 | "Earth fissures of Cochise County" presented from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 by Mike Conway at the Horace Steele Room at Cochise College, in Sierra Vista, Arizona for the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival.
July 19, 2013 | National Science Foundation awards EarthCube funding to the San Diego Supercomputer Center for "Conceptual Design: Enterprise Architecture for Transformative Research and Collaboration Across the Geosciences." AZGS is involved as a subcontractor with Steve Richard and Ryan Clark as our leads.
July 12, 2013 | AZGS received the Arizona Preservation Award at last night’s 2013 Governor’s Tourism Award Gala, for the Arizona Experience website. The award is presented to the individual, organization, or community that has made the most significant contribution toward the preservation of some aspect of the natural, cultural, or aesthetic legacy of Arizona.
July 3, 2013 | Lee Allison and Janel Day presenting "A Coordinated and Centralized GIS Database Model for Arizona" from 4:15 – 5 pm on September 25, 2013, at the AGIC 2013 Education & Training Symposium, at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ
July 3, 2013 | AZGS geoscientist Phil Pearthree and co-authors Kyle House (USGS) and Michael Perkins (Univ. of Utah) are slated to receive the Geological Society of America's prestigious Kirk Bryan Award for Research Excellence for their seminal paper on the role of lake spillover in the birth of the lower Colorado River. News Release.
June 21, 2013 | Join us on Wednesday, June 26 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. for The Arizona Mining Review – Episode 6. Lee's guests include Dr. Mary Poulton (Director Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources), Bob Broscheid (Special Asst. to the Director, Arizona Game and Fish Department), Nyal Niemuth (AZGS Phoenix Branch Chief), and Steve Rauzi (AZGS Oil and Gas Administrator).
June 21, 2013 | Mike Conway presents "Arizona Experience Online: Embracing digital resources to enrich lesson plans and stimulate learning," during the AZ Dept. of Education Leading Change Conference, at the Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m.
June 21, 2013 | Arizona eLearning Networking Event, Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, June 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
June 21, 2013 | Mike Conway presents "Connecting with the Virtual Arizona Experience," Arizona Historical Society Making Connections: Science and Social Studies Workshop, in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday, June 27 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
June 20, 2013 | The FAIR for Education, held Monday, June 24 at Tucson High Magnet School from 3-8 pm. Enjoy food, bike tune-ups, and robotics demonstrations at this FREE community event. Don't forget to look for the Arizona Experience team demonstrating the website's education tools!
June 11, 2013 | AZGS releases an overview of the hydrocarbon potential of the Mancos Shale at Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona – see our informative video or news release for additional information.
June 10, 2013 | Watch live! Tune in today to the Association of American State Geologists as they live stream, "using the web to showcase geologic products and services," from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (MST).
May 30, 2013 | Janel Day and Ryan Clark presenting at Digital Mapping Techniques 2013 in Denver, CO, June 3-4.
May 29, 2013 | Stephen Richard presenting "Terminology development to support geoscience information interoperability: the CGI Geoscience Terminology Working Group" at the IUGS Commission for Management of Geoscience Information (CGI) GeoSciML and GTWG workgroup meetings plenary session on June 1, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
May 22, 2013 | AZGS new release - The Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal: An evaluation of the mineral resource potential of lands proposed for withdrawal from mineral entry by Jon Spencer. See the accompanying news release for more information.
May 21, 2013 | AZGS releases a compendium of papers presented at the 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 11-13, 2013.
May 14, 2013 | Visit the Arizona Experience Store Monday, May 20 from 11am - 1pm to meet Robin Sewell, host of Arizona Highways Television. Purchase $5 worth of AZ Lottery tickets for your chance to win an Arizona Highways Getaway (a 2 night stay at Hidden Meadow Ranch in Greer, AZ). Click here for details.
May 9, 2013 | Lee Allison discusses "Tracking Geothermal Energy Sources" with Arizona Public Media on May 7.
May 6, 2013 | Brian Gootee’s new open-file report, “Geologic Evaluation of Yuma Basin forCarbon Dioxide Sequestration Potential” is available online at the Arizona Geological Survey’s Document Repository.
April 28, 2013 | Lee Allison presenting "Hutchinson (KS) Natural Gas Explosions: A Geologic Mystery," at Cornell University geosciences lecture, in Ithaca, NY, on April 30, 2013.
April 28, 2013 | Lee Allison presenting "The Digicene: the Age of Digital Geosciences," at Cornell University Lecture Series, in Ithaca, NY, on May 1, 2013.
April 26, 2013 | Michael Conway attenting National Earthquake Program Managers meeting in Seattle, Washington from Tuesday, April 30 to Friday, May 3.
April 25, 2013 | Join Arizona Experience's Dr. Mike Conway and Randi Bellassai for Teacher Day at UA Programs & Resources Expo, sponsored by Tucson Values Teachers, this Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am - 11:30 am.
April 24, 2013 | Join us for Stars + Bar! The Arizona Experience will be at Sky Bar in Tucson for a stellar evening in an astronomy themed science café on Thursday, April 25 at 6:45 pm. Talks by: The Arizona Experience, National Optical Astronomy Observatory and Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.
April 18, 2013 | Jon Spencer presents "Federal lands and mineral resources: Colorado Plateau uranium deposits and the Sonoran Desert Heritage proposal" at the Arizona Geological Society monthly dinner meeting at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 7.
April 11, 2013 | AZGS hosting the WRP Southeastern Arizona/New Mexico project meeting on April 17 at 416 W. Congress St, Tucson, AZ.
April 11, 2013 | AZGS’s Kim Patten presents an overview on geothermal resources at the Geothermal Workshop IV hosted by the Governor’s Office of Energy Policy on May 2, in the 3rd floor conference room, State Capitol, Executive Tower, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. For the workshop schedule visit http://www.azenergy.gov/.
April 8, 2013 | Brian Gootee presents "Salinity and Sequestration of CO2 throughout Arizona and the Higley Basin: A Geologic Perspective" to the Arizona Hydrological Society at the SunUp Brewing Company in Phoenix on April 9. The meeting's social hour and dinner starts at 5:30 pm and the talk begins at 7 pm.
March 27, 2013 | Spring Sidewalk Sale at the Arizona Experience Store, Friday, April 5 from 10 am - 3 pm. Take advantage of storewide discounts: 15% off everything, and up to 50% off select items!
March 21, 2013 | AZGS at Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Two talks on April 4: "EarthCube Governance Framework: A Proposal to the Community" and "The National Geothermal Data System: A National, Sustainable, Distributed, Interoperable Data Network."
March 21, 2013 | Lee Allison presents "EarthCube Governance Framework: A Proposal to the Community" to the Sedimentary Geology Community Workshop on EarthCube Cyberinfrastructure, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 25.
March 21, 2013 | AZGS at the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 21. Session title: Mapping & Database: Layering for Value.Steve Richard presents "NGDS System Design." Lee Allison presents "NGDS: Transforming Geothermal Exploration."
March 18, 2013 | Jeri Young presenting "An Update on Arizona Seismicity" at the Southwestern U.S. Ground Motion Characterization, Oakland, CA, March 19th through the 21st.
March 6, 2013 | Join us at our two booths at the Tucson Festival of Books, this weekend, March 9th and 10th. We'll be drawing caricatures and filming personal histories at The Arizona Experience booth (#229) and selling uniquely Arizonan books and gifts at the Arizona Experience Bookstore booth (#518).
March 6, 2013 | Randi Bellassai talks to Arizona Public Media's Mark Duggan about the Arizona Experience's oral history project, Your Arizona Experience, and how to take part in it at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.
March 6, 2013 | Janel Day, AZGS GIS Manager, joins a panel on “Best Practices and the State of the GIS Industry in Tucson” at today’s UA Geographic Information Systems Career Day.
March 6, 2013 | AZGS Earth fissure manager Joe Cook in Phoenix with Channel 12’s Kim Covington describing the potential impact of earth fissures on homes and streets in Maricopa and Pinal County. For more information on fissures visit the Earth Fissure Viewer.
March 6, 2013 | Sinkholes in Arizona – complete with AZGS maps and online reports by the Tucson Citizen’s Jonathan DuHamel (WryHeat).
March 5, 2013 | New map releases – Geologic map of the Middle Water Spring 7 1/2' Quadrangle, Mohave County, Arizona (2012), and Preliminary Map – Geothermal Energy Resources of Arizona (Geothermal Map #1, 1978), re-released digitally as part of our 125 year anniversary celebration.
March 4, 2013 | Lee Allison presents "Havasu Canyon Flood" on Monday, 4 March at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of Apache Junction High School. Dr. Allison's lecture is part of the Apache Junctin Unified School District's (AJUSD) 2013 Arizona Lecture Series. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
February 27, 2013 | Tune into KVOI 1030 am "The Voice" on Monday, March 4, around 6:40 am for an interview with Randi Bellassai, Sales and Marketing Manager at AZGS. While on the Wake Up! Tucson show with Chris Desimone & Joe Higgins, she'll share how listeners can participate in the oral history project at the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books, as well as provide updates about the Arizona Experience Store and website.
February 25, 2013 | AZGS in the news: "New Geothermal Data System Could Open Up Clean-Energy Reserves" in Scientific American.
February 13, 2013 | Nyal Niemuth presenting "Mining and Exploration in Central Arizona," on February 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Arizona Prospectors Association meeting at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glendale, Arizona.
February 8, 2013 | Join us for our next Arizona Mining Review broadcast! We'll be live on February 20 at 10 am MST. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get notified of this and future broadcasts. 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.
February 7, 2013 | Join the Arizona Lottery at the Arizona Experience Store on Friday, February 15, from 11am-1pm. Purchase $10 worth of lottery products and spin their prize wheel, while supplies last!
February 7, 2013 | Free flyers and schedules for the Arizona SciTech Festival now available at the Arizona Experience Store.
February 7, 2013 | AZGS exhibits “Exploring Maps” at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival Student Days, 9am-2:30pm, on the 12th and 14th of February, in Gold Canyon, AZ. Arizona SciTech Festival-sanctioned event.
February 7, 2013 | Visit the Arizona Experience booth at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, 14-17 February, on the Galleria, Tucson Convention Center.
February 7, 2013 | AZGS presents "Geothermal Energy in America: The role of the National Geothermal Data System," Science in the City, Tech in Tucson Showcase, on Saturday, February 16, from 1-4 pm, TEP Headquarters, Tucson, Arizona. Arizona SciTech Festival-sanctioned event.
February 5, 2013 | Brian Gootee presenting "Lava Dams and Lepdiodendrons - Techniques in dating rocks of Grand Canyon" on Saturday, February 9, from 9-10am, Community Building, Grand Canyon National Park.
January 30, 2013 | Arizona Experience Store Presents Mata Ortiz Painting Demonstration by Oralia Lopez, Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10 am - 3 pm, during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Stop by the Arizona Experience Store to see Oralia Lopez as she demonstrates her exquisite talent in making small and complicated designs such as graduated squares and triangles. Mata Ortiz pottery will be available for purchase on site. Call (520) 770-3500 for more information or email.
January 17, 2013 | Randi Bellassai presenting information about the Arizona Experience website and store to the El Presidio Neighborhood Association on Monday, January 21, at 7 pm at the Carriage House behind Z Mansion.
January 16, 2013 | AZGS releases first ever geological map of Petrified Forest National Park (PFNP). Researchers at PFNP and Northern Arizona University collaborated on the map and illustrated 18 p. illustrated report. News Release.
January 8, 2013 | Vintage 1924 Geologic Map of the State of Arizona reissued online to celebrate AZGS's 125th Anniversary.
December 28, 2012 | New earth fissure maps for Cochise and Pinal Counties with high-resolution aerial photo base map. News Release.
December 26, 2012 | Mike Conway presenting at Wings Over Willcox, "The Origin and Distribution of Earth Fissures of Cochise County," from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on January 18, 2013 at Willcox Community Center, in Willcox, Arizona.
December 26, 2012 | Nyal Niemuth presenting "Mining and Exploration in Central Arizona" on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Arizona Leaverites at ASU's Physical Science Building F in Tempe.
December 7, 2012 | Mike Conway presenting "Arizona's Wealth: Minerals and Mining, Part 2" at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Florence, AZ, on December 14 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
December 6, 2012 | Mike Conway presenting "Arizona's Wealth: Minerals and Mining" at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Florence, AZ, on December 7 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
December 4, 2012 | The National Geothermal Data System now serves 1.1 million wells online, free for online viewing or downloading. News Release.
December 4, 2012 | Holiday Sidewalk Sale at the Arizona Experience Store Friday, December 14 from 10 am - 3 pm. 15% off storewide with additional items discounted up to 50%. Free topographic map wrapping paper with purchase.
December 3, 2012 | AZGS releases new study by Dwight Hoxie of the Pirate Fault of the Santa Catalina Mountain, southeastern Arizona. News Release.
November 30, 2012 | AZGS staff presenting seven abstracts at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 3-7. Read more.
November 19, 2012 | Volcanic Systems of Arizona webinar with North Canyon High School, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mike Conway (AZGS) instructing Ms. Shannon Wold's Earth Science classes on November 20.
November 16, 2012 | Jeri Young (AZGS Research Scientist) describes the October 2012 earthquake swarm near Morenci, Arizona, to Arizona Public Media's Mark Duggan at 6:33 am and 8:33 am on Monday, November 19.
November 16, 2012 | Listen to Randi Bellassai, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Arizona Geological Survey on KNST, AM 790, from 3-4 pm on Saturday, November 17. Randi talks with Paul Birmingham of "Arizona Outdoors" about the recent additions to the Arizona Experience website and the Arizona Experience Store.
November 15, 2012 | Shop with us on Black Friday and enjoy 15% off storewide at the Arizona Experience Store! We will be open from 8 am - 5 pm on Friday, November 23.
November 15, 2012 | At the next AHS Phoenix meeting on December 11, join AZGS's Joe Cook and Brian Conway from ADWR as they present "Monitoring Evaporite Karst Activity and Land Subsidence in the Holbrook Basin, Arizona using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)." Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the SunUp Brewing Co. in Phoenix, followed by dinner at 6 pm and the presentation at 7 pm.
November 14, 2012 | The Arizona Experience showcases ranching and agriculture in the most recent release at its website. News Release.
November 13, 2012 | Listen to Randi Bellassai, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Arizona Geological Survey, on Arizona Public Media about the recent renovations and expansion of the Arizona Experience Store.
November 6, 2012 | The Arizona Experience Store is accepting non-perishable food items for the Tucson Community Food Bank until November 14. Donate at least 3 items and receive 10% off select items on the store!
November 5, 2012 | AZGS releases "Geologic Evaluation of the Tucson Basin for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Potential." News Release.
November 2, 2012 | Ferguson, Charles (et al.) co-author of "Peach Spring Tuff, AZ-CA-NV: Supereruption of a Stratified, Mush-based Magma Chamber," Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 5.
November 2, 2012 | Ferguson, Charles (et al.) co-author of "Geochemical Insights into the Evolution of a Supereruptive Volcanic Center: Magmatic Precursors and Successors of the Miocene Peach Spring Tuff, Southern Black Mountains, Western, AZ," Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 5.
November 2, 2012 | Richard, Stephen presenting "GeoSciML Portrayal - A Path to Interoperable Web Map Services," at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 5. [poster]
October 31, 2012 | Allison, M. Lee, Stephen M. Richard, Ryan Clark, Kim J. Patten, Diane S. Love, Christy Caudill, Celia Coleman, Jordan Matti, Janel Day, Genhan Chen, Esty Pape, and Leah Musil presenting "National Geothermal Data System: State Geological Survey Contributions to Date," at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 6.
October 31, 2012 | Allison, M. Lee and Genevieve Pearthree presenting "Gathering Community Input on Governance for Cyberinfrastructure in the Geosciences" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 6. [poster]
October 31, 2012 | Allison, M. Lee, Rowena Davis, Michael Conway, and Randi Bellassai presenting "The Virtual Arizona Experience – Land," at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 6. [poster]
October 31, 2012 | Richard, Stephen presenting "A Geologic Unit Scheme for Regional Geologic Map Integration," at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Charlotte, NC, on November 5. [poster]
October 31, 2012 | AZGS exhibiting at the 15th Annual Pima County GIS Fair, from 9 am to 2 pm on November 2 at the City/County Public Works Building, basement Conference Room C., 201 N. Stone Ave, Tucson. Open to the public.
October 29, 2012 | Allison, M. Lee, and Genevieve Pearthree presenting "Gathering Community Input on Governance for EarthCube," at the EarthCube End-user Domain Workshop for EarthScope, at Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ, October 29. [poster]
October 16, 2012 | Join us for the largest earthquake drill in Arizona history. The Great Arizona Shakeout -- taking place at 10:18 am on October 18! News Release.
October 16, 2012 | Join us as we showcase the Arizona Experience website on October 23 from 3 pm - 5:30 pm during the AZBio Awards celebration at the Phoenix Convention Center. Cocktail Reception, Industry Showcase, and Student Discovery Session events between 3 and 5:30 pm are open to the public.
October 16, 2012 | Celebrate the first-annual Geologic Map Day on October 19. Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, and U.S. Geological Survey as part of Earth Science Week 2012.
October 9, 2012 | The Arizona Experience Store announces its first book signing! Join Sarah Andrews, author of Rock Bottom, as she presents "CSI Grand Canyon: Murder on a raft trip down the Colorado can make learning geology much more interesting," on Tuesday, October 16, from 4 - 6 pm. RSVP by phone (520-770-3500) or email.
October 9, 2012 | Join The Arizona Experience Store at the 38th Annual Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club's Gem Show on October 13 and 14. Purchase publications from AZGS, AGS, Arizona Highways, and more!
October 4, 2012 | Jon Spencer (presenting) Spencer, J.E., Rauzi, S.J., and Gootee, B.,"Geologic carbon-sequestration potential in Arizona" at WESTCARB's 2012 Annual Business Meeting in Bakersfield, California, on Wednesday, October 17.
October 3, 2012 | AZGS releases “Arizona is Earthquake Country.” A 44-page guide to earthquakes in Arizona with maps, illustrations, and the 7-steps to earthquake safety for you, your family and home. News Release.
October 1, 2012 | Mike Conway presenting "The Arizona Geological Survey – Earth Fissures, Geologic Mapping & more" at noon on October 9 before the Casa Grande Rotary Club luncheon, Casa Grande, Arizona.
October 1, 2012 | Jon Spencer presenting “A brief geologic history of the Santa Rita Mountains” at 10 am on October 20 at the Discovery Saturday illustrated talk at the Florida Station, SRER headquarters in the Santa Rita Mountains east of Green Valley, AZ.
October 1, 2012 | Jon Spencer of AZGS to co-lead a geology field trip for the Arizona Geological Society on October 6-7. The trip starts in the Wickenburg area and includes the Vulture Mine and the Anderson Mine Project.
September 26, 2012 | AZGS releases “A Summary of Salinities in Arizona’s Deep Groundwater" by B.F. Gootee, M.K. Mahan, and D.S. Love, 23 p. News Release.
September 21, 2012 | Nyal Niemuth, AZGS Phoenix, participating in MINExpo International 2012 at the Association of American State Geologists booth (North 3, #L12) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 24-26.
September 18, 2012 | Ann Youberg of AZGS, and Randy Ryan of Coconino County Flood Control, to present at the 2012 APA Arizona Conference in Flagstaff, AZ on September 20 at 3 pm. The discussion includes wildfire trends and post-fire geomorphic responses, and flooding specifics in the downstream communities after the Schultz Fire.
September 17, 2012 | Michael Conway presents "The Arizona Experience: An Online Resource for K-12 Teachers," at the APS Back to School Resource Fair and Reception, on Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 pm, in the Arizona State University's Mercado Bldg. C, # 300.
September 7, 2012 | Michael Conway, "Panel Discussion – How to bring cutting edge research to the community", Arizona SciTech Festival 2013 Kick-off Reception, Monday, September 10, at SkySong – ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
September 7, 2012 | Michael Conway, "The Arizona Experience: An online Resource for K-12 Teachers," Arizona Geographic Alliance Fall GeoConference, Saturday, 11:00 am, September 8, at Scottsdale Community College, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
September 6, 2012 | Lee Allison, "Arizona's Geologic Hazards," keynote address, Arizona Hydrologic Society 25th Annual Water Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, September 19.
September 6, 2012 | Nyal Niemuth, "Central Arizona Mining and Exploration Activity," Central Arizona Geology Club, Tuesday, 6:30 pm, September 11, Prescott Library, in Prescott, AZ.
September 6, 2012 | Lee Allison (presenter), Richard, Stephen M. & Clark, Ryan C. & Patten, Kim J. & Love, Diane S. & Coleman, Celia & Chen, Genhan & Matti, Jordan & Day, Janel & Pape, Esty & Musil, Leah & Caudill, Christy "A Geothermal Data System for Exploration and Development," Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting in Reno, NV on October 1.
September 2, 2012 | Phil Pearthree presenting "Seismic Hazard in Arizona: New Insights From Research in the Past 15 Years" on September 20 at the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
September 6, 2012 | Lee Allison, "Big Data" panel discussion, American Geosciences Institute Leadership Forum, Monday, 1:15 pm, on September 10, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Washington, DC.
August 17, 2012 | On August 23, Michael Conway, at the San Tan Valley Think Tank from 2 to 4pm at the Central Arizona College, San Tan Center presenting "The Arizona Experience – an online resource for teachers."
August 16, 2012 | On Saturday, August 25, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's “Teacher Appreciation Night” from 5-10 p.m. Look for the Arizona Experience exhibit.
August 16, 2012 | On Saturday, August 25, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from 3-4 p.m., Michael Conway presents "Introduction to Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope."
August 6, 2012 | Arizona Major Mines Map 2012, now available online.
August 3, 2012 | On August 11, Michael Conway presents Volcanoes and Geology, a virtual tour of Arizona's volcanoes at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Warden Oasis Theater from 7-7:30 pm and 8-8:30 pm.
August 3, 2012 | On Wednesday, August 8, at 3:15 pm., Michael Conway presents "The Arizona Experience — An Online Resource for Arizona K–12 Teachers," at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2012 Annual Meeting: Communicating Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach in Tucson, Arizona
July 31, 2012 | Association of American State Geologists (AASG) sounds out on hydraulic fracturing – fact sheet.
July 20, 2012 | On Thursday, July 26, Mike Conway presents "Imagine Arizona: WorldWideTelescope Workshop for Teachers," 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, at Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, Arizona.
July 20, 2012 | On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24-25 at Yavapai County Educational Technology Consortium's (YCETC) 1st Annual Distance Learning Showcase at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. Mike Conway presents "The Arizona Experience: An Online Resource for K-12 Teachers" (4 sessions).
July 17, 2012 | At 11:30 am on Wednesday, July 18, Michael Conway presenting "Earth Fissures in Central and Southern Arizona" at Keller Williams Realty, Tempe, Arizona.
July 12, 2012 | On Thursday, July 19, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at ESIP's summer meeting held at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lee Allison presents "EarthCube Governance Roadmap and Workshops."
July 12, 2012 | On Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at ESIP's summer meeting held at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim Patten, Christy Caudill, and Celia Coleman present (on behalf of Stephen Richard and Ryan Clark) "Implementing USGIN, a Distributed Data Network for Geoscience Information."
July 9, 2012 | On July 26, Ann Youberg and Jeri Young, AZGS, to participate in the Arizona Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) panel presentation at the next County and Tribal Directors meeting. Discussion will focus on post-fire and seismic hazards and ongoing efforts to address these problems.
July 6, 2012 | NOW OPEN - The Arizona Experience Store, your Arizona Highways Outlet, authorized dealer for Arizona Game and Fish Licenses, unique Arizona gifts, and so much more! New products arriving all the time! Open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
July 6, 2012 | The Arizona Experience: Your Passport to Arizona's Public Lands; Destination AZ Showcase Luncheon at the 2012 Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona on July 12.
July 6, 2012 | Arizona Experience exhibit booth at the 2012 Arizona Governor's Conference on Tourism, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, July 11-13.
July 6, 2012 | The AZGS Geologic Extension Service presenting the “Arizona Experience for Teachers” from 11:00 am– 11:45 am at the Arizona Historical Society’s Summer Science Institute at Papago Park Museum in Tempe, Arizona on July 10.
June 14, 2012 | Mike Conway and Randi Bellassai presenting "Adding the Arizona Experience to Your Classroom and Beyond" at the 7th Annual Fair for Educators at Sunnyside High School from 2 to 3:15 pm on June 19.
June 14, 2012 | AZGS's Mike Conway joins Paul Birmingham of KNST radio this week to discuss "Gold Prospecting in Arizona."
June 14, 2012 | AZGS Geological Extension Service participates in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Summer Library program with the Geology of the Tucson Basin.
June 12, 2012 | Arizona Geological Survey meets with the Arizona Mining Advisory Council from 9:00 a.m. till noon, Executive Tower, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, Arizona.
June 8, 2012 | Michael Conway presenting the Arizona Experience to the staff of the Arizona Office of Tourism, in Phoenix, Arizona on June 15.
June 7, 2012 | Phil Peathree of the AZGS to discuss key seismic hazard issues in Arizona at the National Seismic Hazards Maps Intermountain West workshop being held at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on June 13 and 14.
June 7, 2012 | Arlene Anderson and Kim Patten of the AZGS to present "State Geological Survey's Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System 2012 Update" at the Association of American State Geologists 2012 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 13 in Austin, Texas.
June 4, 2012 | Tucson Desert Gold Diggers: Mike Conway presenting The Arizona Experience at 7 p.m. on June 5 at the VFW building on Rogers Street in Tucson.
May 7, 2012 | Mike Conway presenting Arizona Experience to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, 7 p.m.
April 26, 2012 | AZGS's Phil Pearthree and Ann Youberg will be presenting on May 2 at the Madrean Conference – Biodiversity & Management of the Madrean Archipelago III; and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts.
April 19, 2012 | Pardon our dust! Effective April 23, our bookstore, located at 416 W. Congress St., will be closed for approximately 10 weeks for renovations. We are still available to help you with your orders by phone at (520) 770-3500, email or through our Amazon Storefront. Stay tuned for updates and details about our grand reopening!
April 16, 2012 | Drew Meyer, President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), will be keynote speaker for the 48th Annual Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals on May 2, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
April 16, 2012 | AZGS presents the Virtual Arizona Experience at the Arizona Centennial Conference, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on April 18-21. Look for us in the Exhibit Hall and join us Saturday, April 21, from 10:00-11:15 am in Salon A for an overview of the Arizona Experience.
April 6, 2012 | Summer Intern positions in Tucson, AZ announced at AZGS. Check out the employment page for more details!
April 5, 2012 | Michael Conway, AZGS Geologic Extension Service, will attend the National Earthquake Managers Meeting & EERI Annual Meeting from April 10-13 in Memphis, TN.
April 3, 2012 | Mapping of earth fissures in the Bowie San Simon area east of Willcox in Cochise County is complete and the map available online at the Arizona Geological Survey Document Repository. See the news release for additional information.
March 26, 2012 | Stop by Friday, April 6 from 10am-3pm for the Spring Sidewalk Sale at the Arizona Geological Survey Map and Bookstore located at 416 W Congress Street. Up to 50% off select merchandise! Older topographic maps $1 each or 20 for $10. Books, field guides, maps, AZ Minerals, gift ideas, AZ Game and Fish Licenses, and more! Up to 2 free hours parking in State Complex lot. Call 520-770-3500 for details.
March 21, 2012 | And the winner is... At the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books, we sponsored a naming contest for Scutellosaurus Lawleri, a small, herbivorous dinosaur that lived in northern Arizona about 200 million years ago. The winning name is Scully by D. Brown; 2nd was Frederick Von Scatesbury, and tied for 3rd were Kayental Kal and Pumpkin. Congratulation to the winners and to the 300+ who participated. Thanks, too, to sculptor Daniel McQuestions for his loan of Scully.
March 20, 2012 | The 2012 Southwest Wildfire Hydrology and Hazards Workshop (co-sponsored by the AZGS) will be held at Biosphere 2 on April 2-5.
March 20, 2012 | Phil Pearthree (and co-authors Jeri Young and Ann Youberg) to present "Surficial geology and geologic hazards of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument" at the Celebrating the Sonoran Desert Symposium at the Curley School in Ajo, Arizona on March 20.
March 14, 2012 | The Arizona Experience rolls out Arizona Mining and Mineral Resources – includes interactive mine maps, H. Mason Coggin Photo Collection, videos, Miners Story oral histories, featured artist Jeff Scovil, mine flyovers and more. See the News Release for more details.
March 7, 2012 | Join us at Tucson Festival of Books March 10-11 from 9am-5:30pm! We will be located in Science City, booths 515-516, just south of Flandreau Planetarium and north of Cherry Ave Garage. Come meet the newest member the team, a life-sized Scutellosaurus from the early Jurassic Period here in Arizona and enter the naming contest! Author's John Bezy, Stuart Scott, and Ralph Wetmore II, will be autographing copies of their books. Visit Tucson Festival of Books for a full schedule of events.
February 10, 2012 | "Science in the City" Downtown Tucson, February 18. AZGS will host a booth at the Main Library at Alameda and Stone from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. "Science in the City" is an Arizona SCITECH Festival event.
February 3, 2012 | Come to the Mata Ortiz Pottery Show featuring Oralia Lopez Thursday, February 9, from 10am-3pm at the Arizona Geological Survey. Oralia is famous for her small and complicated designs including graduated squares and triangles. Pots will also be available for purchase. Call 520-770-3500 for more information.
February 1, 2012 | Lee Allison to present "Natural Hazards in Arizona," at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Arizona Chapter's monthly luncheon meeting at 11:45 am on February 8 at Dave & Busters in Tempe, AZ.
January 31, 2012 | Arizona – Earthquake Country poster presentation from February 1-28 at the Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson. The poster discusses the science of earthquakes: origin, monitoring, social impacts, and communicating the hazards of earthquakes.
January 18, 2012 | Brian Gootee to present "Things that Go Bump in the Night -- Creeping, Falling and Flowing rocks in the Canyon," in the Community Building in Grand Canyon Village on February 25 at 8:30 am.
January 9, 2012 | Lee Allison to give a luncheon address, “Geothermal Exploration: Everything Digital, Online, and Interoperable,” at the Energy Minerals Division annual meeting, for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference, in Long Beach, California on April 25, 2012.
January 20, 2012 | Michael Conway to present "Geologic History of Arizona, An illustrated History of Arizona" at 1:30 pm on January 23, 2012 at 220 W 6th Street in Tucson, AZ.
January 9, 2012 | Nyal Niemuth to present “Arizona Mining Review,” at the Roadrunner Prospectors Club in Phoenix, Arizona on January 12, 2012.
January 9, 2012 | Lee Allison to present “The Potential for Potash Mining in Arizona,” at the Little Colorado River RC&D, 5th Annual Winter Watershed Conference, in Show Low, Arizona on January 12, 2012.
January 9, 2012 | Lee Allison to present "Geoscience Information Network: A Critical Path for Data Integration," at the Western Regional Partnership Energy Committee, in Reno, Nevada on January 10, 2012.
January 5, 2012 | Randi Bellassai, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Arizona Geological Survey, will be at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau's First Tuesday Meeting, held at the historic Arizona Inn, on January 10, from 11:45am - 1pm. In addition to speaking about the agency's activities and its bookstore, Randi will be debuting information about the upcoming Virtual Arizona Experience website, that celebrates the Arizona Centennial. Don't miss the opportunity to find out how to contribute images, stories, and more to this incredible project. Register now!
December 14, 2011 | 15% off storewide holiday sale going on now through December 23 (excludes AGS and selected publications). Sale includes gift ideas such as ornaments, Mata Ortiz pottery, AZ minerals, mineral magnets, photographic greeting cards, and more! Bookstore open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Can't make it to the store, visit us on Amazon.
December 13, 2011 | New jobs available in Geoinformatics and Tech Transfer at AZGS. See AZGS Employment page for details.
December 9, 2011 | Dr. David Brumbaugh, Arizona Earthquake Information Center (AEIC) at Northern Arizona University, narrates "Lake Mary Fault – Potential Earthquake Threat to Flagstaff, Arizona." Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Brumbaugh has studied faults and monitored earthquakes of northern Arizona with AEIC's seismic network.
December 7, 2011 | Holiday Sidewalk Sale on Friday, December 9, from 10am-3pm. Discounts up to 50%, lots of great gift ideas! And on Saturday, December 10, from 10am-12:30pm, stop by booth 211 (across from O'Malleys) at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair to get great holiday gifts!
November 1, 2011 | AZGS staff involved in four talks and poster presentations at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011. See the news release for details.
November 1, 2011 | AZGS geologist Brian Gootee presents "The Little Chino Fault of Chino Valley" to the Central Arizona Geology Club, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on November 8 at the Prescott Public Library in Prescott, AZ.
November 1, 2011 | AZGS's BioBlitz exhibit showcased in article and video at the National Geographic Daily News.
October 24, 2011 | Release of Arizona Geology Magazine articles: 2010 Arizona Mining Review, Post-Monument Fire Floods & Debris Flows and more.
October 24, 2011 | Arizona Geology Newsletter transitions into the Arizona Geology Magazine – offering timely release of topical geologic and geoscience education articles. See the news release for more information.
October 18, 2011 | Arizona Senate and House committees vote unanimously to continue Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) for another 10 years. See the news release for more information.
October 17, 2011 | Saguaro National Park – National Geographic BioBlitz, October 21-22. AZGS to host an exhibit booth – come check us out. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/bioblitz-2011.htm
October 17, 2011 | Mike Conway presents "Geology of the Tucson Mountains" 1:00 p.m. Saguaro National Park West/BioBlitz on October 21.
October 12, 2011 | The National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program awards AZGS's AZ Shakes earthquake outreach program $47,254 to conduct hazard mitigation and outreach in 2011-2012.
September 30, 2011 | AZGS staff presenting geoscience at the Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12: Director M. Lee Allison, Geoscientists Jon Spencer, Steve Richard, Joe Cook, and Geothermal Project Manager, Kim Patten. See the news release for more information.
September 22, 2011 | Ten newly released legacy reports on uranium exploration and production on the Navajo Reservation of NE Arizona available at AZGS Contributed Report collection.
September 16, 2011 | On Tuesday, October 11, AZGS Geoscientist Joseph P. Cook will accept on behalf of his six co-authors the John C. Frye Memorial Award for excellence in environmental geology writing. The Association of American State Geologists presents the award during the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Minneapolis. The awarded paper: "Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the San Pedro River, Aravaipa Creek, and Babocomari River, Southeastern Arizona."
September 16, 2011 | Annual Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium in Flagstaff, AZ, September 18-20. Ann Youberg to present "Rainfall and Geomorphic Aspects of Post-Fire Floods and Debris Flows – Schultz Fire 2010" on September 19; Phil Pearthree to present "Mapping Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona" on September 20. Ann Youberg will also be leading a field trip in the Schultz Fire area on September 18.
September 13, 2011 | Visit AZGS's Map and Bookstore booth at this Saturday, September 17, from 9 am – 3 pm at the 10th Annual Roasted Chile Festival at the Rincon Valley Farmers Market.
August 24, 2011 | Now available online, "Arizona Geological Survey Annual Report 2011," compiled by M. Lee Allison and Kim J. Patten.
August 23, 2011 | A New AZGS contributed report, "Suggested Guidelines for Investigating Land Subsidence and Earth Fissure Hazards in Arizona," by the Arizona Land Subsidence Interest Group has been publish. See the news release for more information.
August 17, 2011 | Jon Spencer and Phil Pearthree are attending the Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee (GMAC) meeting, scheduled for 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 7, in Room 500, SE corner of the State Capitol Executive building.
August 9, 2011 | Jon Spencer presents "Breccia-pipe uranium deposits in the Grand Canyon area and some environmental aspects of mining" at the board meeting of the Arizona Mining Association in Flagstaff, Arizona on August 11.
August 3, 2011 | Mike Conway presents "Bird's Eye View of the Geology of the Tucson Basin" at Western National Parks Association at noon and 2 pm on August 17.
August 3, 2011 | AZGS's Geologic Extension Service joins the Arizona Historical Society in hosting a "Digital Resource" workshop for teachers, Saturday, August 13, at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson, AZ.
August 3, 2011 | Mike Conway is participating in FEMA Earthquake mitigation workshop in Somerton, AZ, August 10-11.
August 3, 2011 | Mike Conway will be appearing on the Tucson Morning Blend on August 8 at 11 am on Tucson's KGUN9 and at 4 pm on Tucson's CW58. He will be speaking about earthquakes in Arizona.
July 25, 2011 | On Thursday, July 21, the consolidation of the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources with the Arizona Geological Survey became official.
July 11, 2011 | New Video: Earthquake Monitoring in Arizona: the role of the Arizona Integrated Seismic Network (4-minute video with NAU geologist Dave Brumbaugh and seismic tech Lisa Linville).
July 5, 2011 | The conference, "Opportunities for Alternative Energy Development in Arizona and the Southwest– Geologic/Hydrologic Considerations" will be held on October 27-28, 2011 in Tempe, AZ.
July 6, 2011 | Stephen Richard, Lee Allison and Ryan Clark will present "Distributed web services for geospatial geologic information" at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA on July 13, 2011.
July 6, 2011 | Jon Spencer, AZGS Senior Geologist, will present "Breccia-pipe uranium deposits in the Grand Canyon area and some environmental aspects of mining" to the Arizona Mining Alliance at Granite Construction in Tucson, AZ on July 14, 2011.
June 27, 2011 | Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Summer Meeting, July 12, 2011, "Geoscience Information Network (GIN) Town Hall," in Santa Fe, NM, with Steve Richard and Lee Allison, moderators.
June 27, 2011 | Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Summer Meeting, July 15, 2011, "Building and leveraging capacities for the ESIP community," in Santa Fe, NM, with Steve Richard, panelist.
May 31, 2011 | Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) now hosts a new storefront at Amazon.com. See the news release for details.
May 23, 2011 | AZGS receives $189,853 from US Geological Survey StateMap program for geologic mapping near Safford, Prescott, and the Artillery Mountains in Mohave County. Since 1992, AZGS StateMap awards have totaled $3,211,314; StateMap funds are matched dollar for dollar by State funds, bringing the total to over $6,000,000. Check out Lee Allison's "Why we map..." series in his blog and the press release for more information about the StateMap program.
May 13, 2011 | The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) - US Geological Survey Geoscience Information Network pens working agreement with the Western Regional Partnership to build and deploy a distributive online open source data network and associated web mapping service catalog. See the news release for details.
April 29, 2011 | New AZGS report on breccia-pipe uranium mining in Grand Canyon region and implications for uranium levels in the Colorado River. View the news release.
April 25, 2011 | "State Geothermal Data Project Review," tentatively scheduled for June 7, 2011 during the US DOE Geothermal Technologies Program Annual Peer Review in Bethesda, MD.
April 25, 2011 | Winner of the 2011 John C. Frye Memorial Award for best environmental geology paper is "Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the San Pedro River, Aravaipa Creek, and Babocomari River, Southeastern Arizona," co-authored by AZGS's Joseph P. Cook, Ann Youberg, and Philip A. Pearthree, Jill A. Onken, Bryan J. MacFarlane, David E. Haddad, Erica R. Bigio, and Andrew L. Kowler.
April 25, 2011 | Lee Allison's talk, “Everything Digital, Online, and Interoperable,” at the Americas Petroleum Survey Group, 25th Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, on May 6, 2011.
April 25, 2011 | AZGS State Geothermal Data exhibit booth at the Geothermal Energy Association, Geothermal Energy Technology and International Development Forum on May 4, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2011 | "Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona" will be presented at the Verde Valley Water Users annual meeting by Phil Pearthree on April 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Complex.
April 19, 2011 | Lee Allison, AZGS Director/State Geologist, discussing Arizona earthquake hazards, earth fissures and potash resources on Horizon, Eight, Arizona PBS.
March 24, 2011 | Michael Conway will be presenting "US Geoscience Information Network Overview" at the National Earthquake Program Manager's Meeting in Boise, ID at 10 am on April 6, 2011.
March 21, 2011 | M. Lee Allison, Stephen M. Richard, Arlene Anderson, and David Cuyler will be presenting "National Geothermal Data System and Global Geosciences Data Integration," on April 19, 2011 at the ESRI Petroleum User Group (PUG) Conference, Data Management & GIS Technology - Data & Standards session at 8:30am in Ballroom C of the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX.
March 21, 2011 | Lee Allison will give a talk, "Online Data for Mining and Mineral Resources – Arizona Leads the Way," at the AZ Rock Products Association's ARPA Critical Issues Conference, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, on April 1, 2011.
March 15, 2011 | Allison, M. Lee, "Everything Digital, Online, and Interoperable," Keynote Address at the Utah Geographic Information Council, 20th annual meeting at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Riverwoods Conference Center, Logan, Utah.
March 15, 2011 | Now available: Compilation earth fissure map for all of Pinal County (1:250,000 scale), and earth fissure maps for Sacaton Butte, White Horse Pass, and Santa Rosa Wash. Updated version of Locations of Mapped Earth Fissure Traces in Arizona V. 03.11.11. News Release.
February 3, 2011 | Arizona Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIP) Business Meeting scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 12, at AZGS Offices, 416 W. Congress St., Tucson.
February 1, 2011 | Lee Allison presenting: "Update on the ADMMR Transfer to AZGS" to the Southwest Mineral Exploration Association, on Friday, February 4 at noon at Cody's Beef and Beans, Tucson.
February 1, 2011 | Jon Spencer will give a presentation to the Geophysical Society at the University of Arizona, titled: "Life at the Feather Edge: Critical Taper Theory in Extensional Tectonics." The talk will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 4, in Gould Simpson Room 209.
February 1, 2011 | AEG Fieldtrip – Saturday, February 5. AZGS geologists Ann Youberg, Phil Pearthree and Joe Cook, join Bob Webb (USGS) in leading the UA student chapter of Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) through Sabino Canyon to examine debris flow deposits formed in July 2006.
February 1, 2011 | Coming Soon to AZGS: Friday, February 11: Mata Ortiz Potter, Oralia López, demonstrating Mata Ortiz painting techniques at 416 W. Congress St., Tucson, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click Here for Directions
January 28, 2011 | Dr. Franklin Horowitz, Research Professor at the University of Western Australia School of Earth and Environment, and the Western Australia Geothermal Centre of Excellence will give two talks on geothermal energy at the Arizona Geological Survey:
10 a.m. (MST) "Detailed thermal profiling of Perth Basin wells: a joint inversion for thermal conductivities and heat fluxes in active sedimentary aquifers"
2 p.m. (MST) "Geothermal air conditioning opportunities in Hot Sedimentary Aquifers; the Perth Basin example"
The talks will be webcast to the AZGS-led Geothermal Data project members and invited participants nationwide and open to the geoscience community to attend in person at the AZGS Tucson office (416 W. Congress St. #100).
January 25, 2011 | State Geologist Lee Allison's letter to colleagues clarifying the situation with the Arizona Dept. of Mines & Mineral Resources.
January 24, 2011 | The Arizona Geological Survey has opened a branch office in Phoenix. Nyal Niemuth, formally Chief Mining Engineer at the Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, will serve as interim branch chief. The Geological Survey's two existing geologists in the Phoenix area will move into the former ADMMR facilities at 1520 W. Adams St. to join the five ADMMR staff who transferred to the Survey when ADMMR was shut down on January 21.
January 21, 2011 | Mines Department Update – The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) will take custody of the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources' (ADMMR) files and facilities and keep them open until the Legislature acts on Governor Brewer's proposal to consolidate the two agencies. Additionally, 5 of the 6 ADMMR employees (3 full time and 2 part time) will be transferred to the Arizona Geological Survey. The agreement between the two agencies is subject to final approval by the ADMMR Board, which is meeting today at 4 pm to vote on it.
January 2011 | New job - AZGS is seeking individuals with training and a strong interest in geoinformatics. http://www.azgs.az.gov/employment.shtml
January 2011 | AEG Fieldtrip – Saturday, February 5. AZGS geologists Ann Youberg, Phil Pearthree and Joe Cook join Bob Webb (USGS) in leading the UA student chapter of Assn. of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) through Sabino Canyon to examine debris flow deposits formed in July 2006.
January 2011 | State Geologist Dr. M. Lee Allison has been invited to join the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advisory Committee for Geosciences for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2011. The committee advises the Directorate for Geosciences.
December 13-17, 2010 | AZGS geoscientists attending American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting in San Franciso. AZGS will be giving a talk and and hosting a poster session. See our events calendar for more information.
November 2010 | AZGS geoscientists in full swing at Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver, presenting work on geology and geohazards of Organ Pipe National Park, state geothermal data, and U.S. Geoscience Information Network.
November 2010 | Dr. Lee Allison presents: A Digital Revolution in Resource Exploration, at SME – Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration conference in Tucson.
October 2010 | AZGS spotlights State Geothermal Data program at Geothermal Expo in Sacramento.
October 2010 | Steve Richard, Chief of AZGS's Geoinformatics division, elected Chair of the Geoinformatics division of the Geological Society of America.
September 2010 | Director Lee Allison and Senior Geologist Jon Spencer discuss Arizona's uranium resources at annual Arizona Hydrological Society meeting.
07.09.10 | AZGS STATEMAP SUMMARY 1993-2010: Eighteen years of AZGS participation in the STATEMAP program of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program - map showing footprint of mapped quadrangles included. Download Summary Here
07.02.10 | 2010 AASG Presidential Award: On Wednesday, 30 June, Lee Allison, Director of the
Arizona Geological Survey, was awarded the 2010 Presidential Award of the Association of American State Geologists for his leadership role in a national geothermal data project.
07.02.10 | New Publication Online: AZGS releases geologic strip maps showing
the extent and age relationships of Holocene river deposits of Arizona's Verde River. See News Release Here or go to AZGS Online Publications
06.15.10 | NEW Down-to-Earth Series Publication: A Geologic and Natural History Tour Through Nevada and Arizona Along U.S. Highway 93 (DTE-19). See the Flyer Here!
05.14.10 | New Publication Online: CR-10-C Sedona Sinkholes and Groundwater Flow: The Geologic History of Their Evolution. See AZGS Online Publications
05.14.10 | State Geological Surveys: Tapping into Geothermal Energy in the 21st Century. Read more at our Geothermal page.
04.27.10 | SPRING 2010 ARIZONA GEOLOGY: From Glyptodonts to the Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field. Click Here to Read
03.05.10 | AZGS is at the Tucson Festival of Books! 13-14 March 2010: Visit AZGS booth at the University of Arizona Mall, Tucson. Click Here for More Info
03.05.10 | National Ground Water Awareness Week! 7-13 March 2010; sponsored by National Ground Water Association with support from USGS, AASG, GWPC, EPA and AGI, among others. For more information click here.
02.19.10 | The Arizona Geological Survey expects to fill a number of positions in the next few months as part of our Dept. of Energy project to deploy and populate the National Geothermal Data System. All positions will be posted on the state jobs site and here at the AZGS employment page: Accounting Tech,
Web Developer (part-time position),
Graphic Artist (part-time position),
Web Programmers (3 positions),
Digitizer /Data Entry (up to 3 part-time positions),
Database Analyst (1/2-time position),
GIS Analyst (1/2-time position).
02.08.10 | Download the AZGS 2008 Publications List! Click here
02.05.10 | Coming Soon to AZGS: Thursday, Feb. 11: Mata Ortiz Potter, Oralia Lopez, demonstrating Mata Ortiz painting technique at 416 W. Congress, Tucson, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click Here for Directions
02.05.10 | AZGS is hiring a part time web designer with graphics experience. Click here for job description and application information.
02.05.10 | Earth Fissure Viewer displaying more than 330 miles of mapped fissures in Cochise, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties now available at azgs.az.gov/efv
01.12.10 | Maricopa County Earth Fissure Map showing earth fissures in 8 study areas is now available! See the News Release online and download the map.
12.30.09 | Arizona Geology WINTER 2009 now
available online! Click Here
12.23.09 | AZGS' Combined Annual Report 2006-2009 now
available online at our Online Publications page. Click here to download report directly.
12.23.09 | AZGS Earth Fissure Center releases new earth fissure maps (1:24,000-scale) for Dragoon Rd, Cochise County and Greene Wash, Pinal County. Get the fissure maps or press release here.
12.11.09 | AZGS Hiring for Two Positions: 1) Administrative assistant; and 2)
Project Coordinator of 17-million dollar DOE-supported National
Geothermal Data Project. More information
11.04.09 | The State Map and Bookstore at 416 W. Congress, Tucson, will be closed for inventory count on Monday and Tuesday, 9 and 10 November. Our bookstore staff will be unavailable to conduct business or fill orders during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to customers. We will re-open for regular business hours on Thursday, 12 November at 8:00AM. For more information about our bookstore click here.
11.04.09 | WEBSITE DOWN-TIME : Our site is currently undergoing a new branding, and server configurations. Please be patient with us as some of our site is still being updated and configured. We apologize for any inconvenience.
08.10.09 | SHAKING Arizona: August 3rd M6.9 Earthquake impact on Arizona. More Info
07.31.09 | New Publication Model - The AZGS Online Publication Outlet. AZGS is migrating to a digital publication model, making new publications available free online. And for the first time, we’re marketing GIS data of newly released geologic quadrangles: geodatebase, shapefiles, for $25.00. Printed maps still available at the AZGS Map and Bookstore. Check it out NOW!
07.31.09 | San Pedro River geologic maps and report of Holocene-age deposits are available online. For GIS data – geodatabase, shapefiles, metadata, report, and browse graphics – contact the AZGS Map and Bookstore (520.770.3500; storeazgs.az.gov). More Info
02.25.09 | AZGS’s GOLD Classics: Out-of-print geologic literature on lode gold and gold placer deposits in Arizona; with more than 7000 downloads from Jan-Feb. 2009!! Visit the Gold Prospecting page.
01.14.09 | The Geoscience Recovery and Reinvestment Program: The Association of American State Geologists today released the Geoscience Recovery and Reinvestment Program (GRRP), a guidance document for the new Administration and Congress about the roles the geosciences, and State Geological Surveys in particular, can play in supporting and enhancing the national economic recovery and reinvestment program. Download the Guidance Document NOW
01.02.09 | NPR's Science Friday Interview with Lee Allison, AZGS Director and Arizona State Geologist, January, 2 2009, 2:00 p.m EST. Topic: COPUS & The Year of Science 2009. Archived audio file available at NPR.org
12.23.08 | Arizona Geology is Going Digital! As of December 2008, Arizona Geology (published by the AZGS) is going to be available ONLY online and published 3 times per year instead of quarterly. We don't want you to miss an issue - sign up for the RSS Feed | Learn More About Arizona Geology.
12.23.08 | NEW Earth Fissure Study Area Maps Released: Pete's Corner and Luke. Learn More
10.02.08 | AZGS’s Lee Allison, Survey Director and Arizona State Geologist, receiving the prestigious, "John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award", from Dan St. Germain, President of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The award was made at AIPG's national meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona, September 2008. (See Photo )
09.01.08 | AZGS joins a UA-ASU research team in developing better solar energy technologies.
The Survey's contribution, led by Steve Rauzi, involves identifying salt deposits where caverns could be carved out to hold compressed air for energy storage. $6.7M.
06.02.08 | Adopt-a-Seismic Station! AZGS proposes TASA (Transportable Array (Seismic) Station Acquisition) Adopt-a-Seismic Station program to assess and minimize seismic risk in Arizona. Download the Brochure
04.30.08 | New Contributed Report. The Geology of the Safford-San Carlos Area. Learn More
09.01.08 | Former AZGS director and state geologist Larry Fellows accepts the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American State Geologists from current director Lee Allison. Lee accepted the award on Larry's behalf at the AASG Centennial meeting in West Virginia. See Photo
04.23.08 | Earth Fissure Study Area Maps: Release of 1:12,000 scale Study Area Maps for Chandler Heights and Apache Junction.
04.23.08 | Earth Fissure Planning Maps: Release of v.4 of 1-250,000 scale Planning Maps for both Maricopa and Pinal Counties (OFR-07-01)
03.24.08 | LANDSLIDE ALERT: Closes Highway 87 near Payson, Arizona. Learn about this landslide
03.18.2008 | American Institute of Professional Geologists recognizes AZGS Director,
Dr. Lee Allison, with its
national John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award for
outstanding service. See Award Letter Here.
01.23.08 | AZGS Receives $217k from USGS STATEMAP Program for 2008-09. Read More | Download Location Map
01.03.08 | Final Rulemaking for The Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AZOGCC). Go to azogcc.az.gov or click here to read more.
12.11.07 | Scientists issue recommendations for managing earth fissures in Arizona. Available in a free downloadable publication: "Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Arizona" (CR-07-C)
12.06.07 | Free Minerals Download(s): Articles on Asbestos in Arizona (.pdf)
12.04.07 | 2007 Holiday Sale! 15% OFF select maps and publications in our bookstore. Come in and take advantage of the savings during this holiday season!
11.26.07 | See Our Winter Gallery! Saguaro National Monfument East in Tucson, AZ - Jan. 22, 2007. Photos by AZGS geologist Joe Cook. Click here for AZGS Winter Gallery...
11.02.07 | AZGS is now hiring! Check our Employment page for open positions and more information.
07.25.07 | AZGS Earth Fissure Alert Notice: An earth fissure reopened near Chandler Heights in Maricopa County on the evening of July 21, 2007.
07.09.07 | Geothermal energy scoping meeting for Arizona: The Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service will hold a public scoping meeting in Phoenix on July 11, 2007 as one of 10 meetings across the western US, in advance of preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for their geothermal land leasing
project. The Phoenix meeting will be 4:30-7:30 pm, Wed, 7/11 Lecture Room Burton Barr Central Library,
1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004. (Download Newsletter)
AZGS opens Phoenix office | Arizona Geological Survey has opened a branch office in Phoenix, to better address the needs of the state’s largest metropolitan area. The office will initially focus on natural hazards, especially earth fissures, and groundwater resources. The office is housed at the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, 1502 W. Washington Ave. Contact AZGS Branch Chief, Mimi Diaz, at email@example.com Contact Info