MISSION
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.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Inform the public by answering inquiries, preparing and selling maps and reports, maintaining a library, databases, and a website, giving talks, and leading fieldtrips.

GEOLOGIC MAPPING
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.


STATE OF ARIZONA

JAN BREWER, GOVERNOR
ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
M. Lee Allison
Director and State Geologist

GEOLOGISTS
Jon E. Spencer, Senior Geologist

Charles A. Ferguson, Research Geologist
Brad Johnson, Project Geologist
Diane Love, Senior Research Geologist
Michael K. Mahan, Project Geologist

Steven L. Rauzi, Oil & Gas Administrator

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
Phillip A. Pearthree, Chief, Environmental Geology

Joseph P. Cook, Geologist II
Brian Gootee
, Research Geologist
Jeri J. Young, Research Geologist
Ann Youberg, Research Geologist

GEOINFORMATICS
Stephen M. Richard, Chief, Geoinformatics

Ryan Clark, Geoinformatics Specialist
Celia Coleman, Geoinformatics Specialist

Janel Day, Geoscience Information Manager
William Meade, IT Support Specialist
Leah Musil, Information Technology Specialist I
Kim Patten, Project Coordinator, Geothermal

GEOLOGIC EXTENSION SERVICE
Michael Conway, Chief, Geologic Extension Service

Pam Barry-Santos, Web Designer
Randi Bellassai, Sales and Marketing Manager

Michelle Harriman,
Bookstore Manager

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Paula LaRue, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Business Manager

Dennis Carey, Administrative Assistant II
Aimee Farmer
, Fiscal Services Specialist II
Adrieanna Madero, Fiscal Services Specialist I

PHOENIX BRANCH
Nyal Niemuth, Phoenix Branch Manager

Diane Bain, Records Archivist
Jennifer Hernandez
, Assistant Records Archivist
Pam Wilkinson, Outreach Specialist

STUDENT INTERNS
Celeste Figueroa
Amanda Gause




ARIZONA GEOLOGY is published three times annually by the
Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS), an executive branch agency of the State of Arizona.
Send comments to AZGS at 416 W. Congress Street, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701,
call 520.770.3500 or email michael.conway@azgs.az.gov.


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