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Arizona State and Local Government Documents Collection


Date Range
1971 2017

This summary report overviews a State of Arizona and U. S. Department of Energy funded drilling project to determine if near-term hot dry rock (HDR) geothermal potential exists in the eastern portion of the White Mountains region of Arizona. A 4,505 feet deep slim-hole exploratory well, Alpine1/Federal, was drilled within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest at Alpine Divide near the Alpine Divide camp ground about 5 miles north of Alpine, Arizona in Apache County (Figure 1). A comprehensive technical report, in two parts, details the results of the project. Part 1, Alpine1/Federal, Drilling Report, discusses the drilling operations, logging program, permitting ...

Contributors
Witcher, James, Arizona Geological Survey, Arizona Energy Office
Created Date
1994

This compilation documents oil, gas and helium activity in Arizona from 1954 to the present as recorded annually by staff of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Contributors
Rauzi, Steven L., Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2010/2014

In March 1971, the Arizona Bureau of Mines—predecessor of today’s Arizona Geological Survey—published the first issue of Fieldnotes. For nearly 40 years, Fieldnotes, and its successor, Arizona Geology, showcased all things geologic in Arizona. From the onset, the quarterly magazine printed topical pieces on Arizona’s mineral resources, energy potential, and environmental geology. In fall-1988, Fieldnotes became Arizona Geology, and the newsletter was retailored to meet the needs of Arizona’s exploding population. There was increased focus on articles describing geologic phenomena—flash floods and regional floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanism, swelling and shrinking soils, earth fissures, and more—with the most immediate and adverse ...

Contributors
University of Arizona. State Bureau of Mines, University of Arizona. Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
1971/2008

In 2006, Arizona enacted legislation that directed the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to map earth fissures in the state, required that the presence of earth fissures be disclosed in real estate transactions, and that the resultant earth fissure maps be made publicly available. In order to meet these statutory requirements, AZGS developed, for the first time, standards, procedures, and criteria for identifying, mapping, and characterizing earth fissures. AZGS geologists identified earth fissures through a review of publications and reports, air photo analysis, and field reconnaissance. Using GPS, we collected relatively high-precision locations and descriptive data along the length of earth ...

Contributors
Shipman, Todd C., Diaz, Mimi, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-05

This open-file report describes the carbon-sequestration potential at the site of the 1 Alpine-Federal geothermal test drill hole, which is located south of Springerville in central eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border. A previous report, Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) Open-File Report OFR 94-1, version 2.0, describes the subsurface geology encountered in the 1 Alpine-Federal well in much more detail than this new report.

Contributors
Rauzi, Steven L., Spencer, Jon E., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2009

This report details geothermal resource exploration done for Arizona Public Service and the U.S. Department of Energy in 2005 to evaluate the geothermal resources of the Clifton Hot Springs area in Greenlee County, eastern Arizona for electric power production. The intent of the evaluation was to determine the local geologic controls of the geothermal system and, using publicly available data and original mapping performed for this project, to recommend locations for Controlled Source Audiomagnetotelluric (CSAMT) cross sections. The results of the geophysics were then combined with the geologic mapping to site three gradient holes, two of which were drilled to ...

Contributors
Brown, David Earl, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2007

To provide insight into provenance relations for multiple mid-Oligocene to mid-Miocene subbasins (typically half-grabens) dissected by erosion in uplands lying north of the Catalina core complex and west of the San Pedro trough, 136 outcrop counts were made of clast types in tilted conglomerates of the Cloudburst and San Manuel Formations and their lateral equivalents in exposures as far north as the Gila River near Kearny. Clast counts were not made for younger conglomerates of the post-mid-Miocene Quiburis Formation, which fills the San Pedro trough and onlaps flanking uplands (Dickinson, 1998), because Quiburis clast assemblages in all cases match bedrock ...

Contributors
Dickinson, William R., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008

The goal of this study is to develop a method for identifying potential post-fire debris flow hazard areas prior to the occurrence of wildfires, providing more time for local governments and emergency planners to develop and execute hazard mitigation strategies. This pilot study focuses on the communities of Pine and Strawberry, which are located in forested canyons at the base of the Mogollon Rim in north-central Arizona. Results from this project will provide local agencies, emergency planners and land managers more effective tools for prioritizing watershed treatment areas and implementing mitigation measures to alleviate potential impacts and threats from post-fire ...

Contributors
Youberg, Ann, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-06-30

A brief reconnaissance (5-8 November 2008) of the Big Sandy Formation near Wikieup (on US Highway 93 in Mohave County, Arizona) was undertaken to reconcile a reported dominance of lacustrine beds (Sheppard and Gude, 1972, 1973) with the largely terrestrial mammalian fauna reported from the formation (MacFadden et al., 1979; Lindsay and Mead, 2005). The issue is resolved satisfactorily by appreciation that nearly all fossil localities occur in fluvial beds that intertongue with and grade laterally into the dominant lacustrine strata.

Contributors
Dickinson, William R., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-12

The purpose of this research project is to determine the origin of the materials used to construct the Black Hills Dam in order to restore the landscape to pre-dam conditions. The Black Hills Dam site is located in northern Scottsdale, Maricopa County, at 33.75° North, 111.80° West. The goals of this project are to characterize the surficial deposits and local geology of the dam site. This report presents our findings, interpretations and conclusions based on background research, a site visit to the dam site, and technical discussions with the City of Scottsdale engineer and planners.

Contributors
Gootee, Brian F., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2009

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

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