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8 Nov. 2017 | B. Gootee presenting 'Hydrogeologic Investigation in East Salt River Valley, Queen Creek Area,' Arizona Hydrological Society, 6 pm, Bluewater Grill, 1720 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Click for details.

2 Oct. 2017 | UA NEWS Release: Arizona Geological Survey Taking Part in 'Great Arizona ShakeOut.'

28 Sept 2017 | Mike Conway presenting ‘Seismicity in SW Arizona – a case for ShakeOut’, at “Caught Outside the Wire Symposium”, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. (10:00 – noon)

ANDREW ZAFFOS, Arizona Geological Survey, “Rethinking our expectations for global biodiversity and biogeographic processes”.

Thursday, September 21
4:00 – 5:00 pm
The University of Arizona
Haury Building, Room 216
Refreshments at 3:30 pm in the Gould-Simpson Lobby

8 Sept 2017 | Brian Gootee — Hydrogeologic investigation in the East Salt River Valley, Queen Creek Area (Part 1) at Arizona Hydrological Society’s 30 Annual Symposium, Flagstaff, Arizona.

8 Sept 2017 | Brian Gootee — Hydrogeologic investigation in the East Salt River Valley, Queen Creek Area (Part 2) at Arizona Hydrological Society’s 30 Annual Symposium, Flagstaff, Arizona.

7 Sept 2017 | Ann Youberg presents— Coconino County Post-Fire Debris Flow Modeling and Analysis at Arizona Hydrological Society’s 30 Annual Symposium, Flagstaff, Arizona.

7 Sept 2017 | Joseph Loverich, Ann Youberg — Coconino County Post-Fire Flood and Debris Flow Analysis at Arizona Hydrological Society’s 30 Annual Symposium, Flagstaff, Arizona.

5 Sept 2017 | Mike Conway presents ‘A recent history of the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, Phoenix, Arizona’, to Tucson’s Desert Gold Diggers Club, 6 p.m., 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd, Tucson.

10 July 2017 | Mike Conway presenting 'Volcanoes of Arizona', College for Kids program, Central Arizona College, Aravaipa Campus., Winkelman, Arizona.

11 July 2017 | Andrew Zaffos presenting 'Global Tectonics and Marine Animal Diversity, Arizona Geological Society dinner meeting, Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E Grant Rd, Tucson. Presentation from 8 pm – 9 pm is free. For more details:

11 July 2017 | Dr. Andrew Zaffos (AZGS) presenting Supercontinent Coalescence and Breakup Controls the Trajectory of Global Marine Biodiversity, OneNOAA Science Seminars (12 pm – 1 pm ET); for details:

13 June 2017 | Research Scientist Joe Cook presents 'New developments in AZGS's Earth Fissure Mapping program', to the Arizona Hydrological Society at Montgomery & Associates, 1550 E Prince Rd. Tucson, AZ. (6:00 pm).

4 - 8 June 2017 | Ann Youberg presenting 'Building a Statewide Inventory of Landslides in Arizona' at 3rd Annual North American Symposium on Landslides, Roanoke, Virginia.

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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Pearthree, P.A., 2017, AZGS STATEMAP Program - 2017. Arizona Geological Survey, Arizona Geology e-Magazine, 3 p.

New Publications

Loverich, J.B., Youberg, A.M., Kellogg, M.J. and Fuller J.E., 2017, Post-Wildfire Debris-flow and Flooding Assessment: Coconino County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report (OFR-17-06), 63 p., 6 appendices.

Gootee, B.F., Cook, J.P., Young, J.A. and Pearthree, P.A., 2017, Subsurface hydrogeologic investigation of the Superstition Vistas Planning Area, Maricopa and Pinal Counties, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Special Paper 11, 70 p., 2 Map Plates - 1:60,000 scale, 10 appendices, GIS data.

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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