AZGS GEOSCIENCE LIBRARY
The AZGS Geoscience Library holdings include more than 15,000 volumes of texts, field guides, reports, and geologic maps describing the geology, hydrology, and geophysics of Arizona. We host callow collections of geoscience literature for California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.—5:00p.m...Read More

STATE MAP PROGRAM
Jon Spencer and Phil Pearthree are leading AZGS efforts to map five 7.5' quadrangles from Sonoita Basin, Chino Valley, and Detrital Valley as part of the US Geological Survey's State Map Program.
The US Geological Survey awarded AZGS $195,221 for its 2009 State Map program. Since 1993, the USGS State Map program has awarded AZGS $2,829,509.

GOLD PROSPECTING IN ARIZONA
In mid—January 2009, we uploaded a suite of 10 classic AZGS gold publications. As of mid—March, the texts, led by E.D. Wilson's Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona, have been downloaded nearly 9,000 times.
INDUSTRIAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA
Gold gitters! But in Arizona, it's the industrial minerals that shine—to the tune of 1.7 billion dollars in 2007. For AZGS downloadable publications on industrial minerals click here.
AZGS MAP SERVICE
Our new digital Web map service is up and open for business at our AZGS website. Check out our first product, the 1:1,000,000 scale, Geologic Map of Arizona. It can be viewed on Google Earth, Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, ArcGIS Explorer, as an ESRI shapefile, or via Open Geospatial Consortium web services. There are more maps and capabilities to come shortly.

Cathy S. Wellendorf Memorial Fund Receives Donation  
Representing the estate of Dorothy T. Schulten, Ms. Tracy Plunkett is shown here handing Lee Allison, AZGS Director, a check for $1000.  Ms. Schulten, mother of Cathy Schulten Wellendorf, passed away on December 12, 2008.  

AZGS & WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP
On March 8, 2009, Charles Ferguson (AZGS) led a cohort of about a dozen geoscientists—and geoscientists-in-the-making—on a half-day trip to Cienega Gap off the east slope of Mt. Fagan. The largest contingency was a group of eight undergraduates, joined by two professors, from Washington University, St. Louis... Read More
WOOLY MAMMOTH AND WOOLY RHINO ROAMING THE STATE COMPLEX IN TUCSON, ARIZONA
AZGS partnered with the Museum of Natural History at Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia to exhibit skeletons of two Pleistocene-age mammals—an adult wooly mammoth and an adult wooly rhino—in the State Complex Atrium at 400 W. Congress, Tucson. No fees: this is a streetside science at its best. Click here for a larger image
  M. Lee Allison Honorary Map
For his public service and his contributions to California geology, the Dibblee Geology Center honored AZGS Director Lee Allison with the M. Lee Allison Honorary Map: Geologic Map of the Mojave & Castle butte 15 Minute Quadrangles, Kern County, California, released August 2008.



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