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Arizona Earth Science Digital Publications and Datasets


Arizona geologic map

Arizona Geologic Survey Map 26, 1988, 1:1,000,000 scale

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Professional Papers


Professional Paper 1598

Desert Winds: Monitoring Wind-Related Surface Processes in Arizona, New Mexico, and California

Edited by Carol S. Breed and Marith C. Reheis


Professional Paper 1639

Geology, Geochronology, Geochemistry, and Pb-Isotopic Compositions of Proterozoic Rocks, Poachie Region, West-Central Arizona -- A Study of the East Boundary of the Proterozoic Mojave Crustal Province

By: Bruce Bryant, J.L. Wooden, and L. David Nealey


Professional Paper 1625-B

Geologic Assessment of Coal in the Colorado Plateau: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah

National Coal Resource Assessment


Fact Sheets


Fact Sheet 017-01

The San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona

By: Susan S. Priest, Wendell A. Duffield, Karen Malis-Clark, James W. Hendley II, and Peter H. Stauffer


Fact Sheet 024-02

Red Mountain Volcano�a Spectacular and Unusual Cinder Cone in Northern Arizona

By: Susan S. Priest, Wendell A. Duffield, Nancy R. Riggs, Brian Poturalski, and Karen Malis-Clark


Fact Sheet 119-02

Precipitation History of the Colorado Plateau Region, 1900–2000

By: Richard Hereford, Robert H. Webb, and Scott Graham


Fact Sheet 117-03

Precipitation History of the Mojave Desert Region, 1893-2001

By: Richard Hereford, Robert H. Webb, and Claire I. Longpre


Miscellaneous Field Studies


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2343

Geologic Map of the Upper Parashant Canyon and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George R. Billingsly, Michelle Harr, and Jessica L. Wellmeyer


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2364

Geologic Map of the House Rock Quadrangle, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, Jessica L. Wellmeyer, and Debra L. Block


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2366

Geologic Map of the Cane Quadrangle, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley and Jessica L. Wellmeyer


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2367

Geologic Map of the House Rock Spring Quadrangle, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, Jessica L. Wellmeyer, and Debra L. Block


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2368

Geologic Map of Part of the Uinkaret Volcanic Field, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, Kenneth W. Hamblin, Jessica L. Wellmeyer, and Stephanie L. Dudash


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2382

Regional Stratigraphic Cross Sections of Cretaceous Rocks from East-central Arizona to the Oklahoma Panhandle

By: C.M. Molenaar, W.A. Cobban, E.A. Merewether, C.L. Pillmore, D.G. Wolfe, and J.M. Holbrook


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2387

Geologic Map of Hidden Hills and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, Jessica L. Wellmeyer, Michelle Harr, and Susan S. Priest


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2394

Geologic Map of Clayhole Wash and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, Susan S. Priest, and Stephanie L. Dudash


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2396

Geologic Map of the Lower Hurricane Wash and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley and Scott E. Graham


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2410

Geologic Map of the Upper Hurricane Wash and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley and Helen C. Dyer


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2411

Surficial Geologic Map of The Loop and Druid Arch Quadrangles, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

By: George H. Billingsley, Debra L. Block, and Tracey J. Felger


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2418

Geologic Map of Upper Clayhole Valley and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, and Susan S. Priest


Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2427

Geologic Map of the Lower Grand Wash Cliffs and Vicinity, Mohave County, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley, L. Sue Beard, Susan S. Priest, Jessica L. Wellmeyer, and Debra L. Block


Geologic Investigations Series


Geologic Investigations Series I-1109

Spatial Digital Database for the Tectonic Map of Southeast Arizona

By: Harald Drewes

By: Digital database by Robert A. Fields, Douglas M. Hirschberg, and Karen S. Bolm


Geologic Investigations Series I-2308

Geologic Map of the Mojave Mountains Area, Mojave County, Western Arizona

By: K.A. Howard, J.E. Nielson, H.G. Wilshire, J.K. Nakata, J.W. Goodge, S.L. Reneau, B.E. John, and V.L. Hansen


Geologic Investigations Series I-2431

Lithologic Age-Group Magnetopolarity and Geochemical Maps of Springville Volcanic Field, East-Central Arizona

By: Christoper D. Condit, Larry S. Crumpler, and Jayne C. Aubele


Geologic Investigations Series I-2662

Map Showing Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Granite Park Area, Grand Canyon, Arizona

By: Richard Hereford, Kelly J. Burke, and Kathryn S. Thompson


Geologic Investigations Series I-2663

Map Showing Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Lees Ferry Area, Glen Canyon, Arizona

By: Richard Hereford, Kelly J. Burke, and Kathryn S. Thompson


Geologic Investigations Series I-2688

Geologic Map of the Grand Canyon 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Coconino and Mohave Counties, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley


Geologic Investigations Series I-2766

Geologic Map of the Mount Trumbull 30' X 60' Quadrangle, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Northwestern Arizona

By: George H. Billingsley and Jessica L. Wellmeyer


Geologic Investigations Series I-2771

Map showing Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Lonely Dell Reach of the Paria River, Lees Ferry, Arizona, with Comparative Landscape Photographs

By: Richard Hereford

with accompanying pamphlet

Comparative Landscape Photographs of the Lonely Dell Area and the Mouth of the Paria River

Robert H. Webb and Richard Hereford


Scientific Investigations Maps


Scientific Investigations Map 2863

Geologic Map of Pipe Spring National Monument and the Western Kaibab-Paiute Indian Reservation, Mohave County, Arizona, 2004

By George H. Billingsley, Susan S. Priest, and Tracey J. Felger

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2004/2863/

Scientific Investigations Map 2895

Geologic Map of the Valle 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By George H. Billingsley, Tracey J. Felger, and Susan S. Priest

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2895/

Scientific Investigations Map 2900

Geologic Map of the Peach Springs 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Northwestern Arizona

By George H. Billingsley, Debra L. Block, and Helen C. Dyer

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2900/

Scientific Investigations Map 2922

Geologic Map of the West Half of the Blythe 30' by 60' Quadrangle, Riverside County, California and La Paz County, Arizona

Compiled by Paul Stone

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2922/

Scientific Investigations Map 2958

Geologic Map of Wupatki National Monument and Vicinity, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By George H. Billingsley, Susan S. Priest, and Tracey J. Felger

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2007/2958/

Scientific Investigations Map 2977

Geologic Map of the Cameron 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Coconino County, Northern Arizona

By George H. Billingsley, Susan S. Priest, and Tracey J. Felger

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2007/2977/

Scientific Investigations Map 3035

Geologic Map of the Fredonia 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Northern Arizona

By George H. Billingsley, Susan S. Priest, and Tracey J. Felger

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3035/

Scientific Investigations Reports


Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5076

Stratigraphy and Tectonic History of the Tucson Basin, Pima County, Arizona, Based on the Exxon State (32)-1 Well

By: Brenda B. Houser, Lisa Peters, Richard P. Esser, and Mark E. Gettings


Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5020

Center for Mineral Resources: U.S. Geological Survey- University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences Porphyry Copper Deposit Life Cycles Field Conference, Southeastern Arizona, May 21-22, 2002

By: Mark Barton, James Brown, Gordon Haxel, Timothy Hayes, Eric Jensen, David Johnson, Robert Kamilli, Keith Long, David Maher, and Eric Seedorff


Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5072

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Palisades, Lower Comanche, and Arroyo Grande Areas of the Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona

By: Amy E. Draut, David M. Rubin, Jennifer L. Dierker, Helen C. Fairley, Ronald E. Griffiths, Joseph E. Hazel, Jr, Ralph E. Hunter, Keith Kohl, Lisa M. Leap, Fred L. Nials, David J. Topping, and Michael Yeatts


Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5190, version 2.0

Timing and Duration of Flow in Ephemeral Streams of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Cochise County, Southeastern Arizona

By Bruce Gungle

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5190/

Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5278

Geophysical Framework Based on Analysis of Aeromagnetic and Gravity Data, Upper and Middle Verde River Watershed, Yavapai County, Arizona

By V.E. Langenheim, Ed DeWitt, and Laurie Wirt

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5278/

Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5228

Ground-Water Flow Model of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed and Sonoran Portions of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Southeastern Arizona, United States, and Northern Sonora, Mexico By D.R. Pool and Jesse E. Dickinson

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5228/


Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5252

Evaporation from Lake Mead, Arizona and Nevada, 1997-99 By Craig L. Westenburg, Guy A. DeMeo, and Daron J. Tanko

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2006/5252/


Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5182

Ground-Water Occurrence and Movement, 2006, and Water-Level Changes in the Detrital, Hualapai, and Sacramento Valley Basins, Mohave County, Arizona

By David W. Anning, Margot Truini, Marilyn E. Flynn, and William H. Remick

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5182/


Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5190

Land Subsidence and Aquifer-System Compaction in the Tucson Active Management Area, South-Central Arizona, 1987-2005

By Robert L. Carruth, Donald R. Pool, and Carl E. Anderson

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5190/


Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5275

Ground-Water Storage Change and Land Subsidence in Tucson Basin and Avra Valley, Southeastern Arizona, 1998–2002

By Donald R. Pool and Mark T. Anderson

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5275/


Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5284

Application of Geographic Information System Methods to Identify Areas Yielding Water that will be Replaced by Water from the Colorado River in the Vidal and Chemehuevi Areas, California, and the Mohave Mesa Area, Arizona

By Lawrence E. Spangler, Cory E. Angeroth, and Sarah J. Walton

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5284/


Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5075

Modeling Water-Surface Elevations and Virtual Shorelines for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona

By Christopher S. Magirl, Michael J. Breedlove, Robert H. Webb, and Peter G. Griffiths

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5075/


Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5116

Quantifying Ground-Water and Surface-Water Discharge from Evapotranspiration Processes in 12 Hydrographic Areas of the Colorado Regional Ground-Water Flow System, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona

By Guy A. DeMeo, J. LaRue Smith, Nancy A. Damar, and Jon Darnell

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5116/


Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5207

Simulated Effects of Ground-Water Withdrawals and Artificial Recharge on Discharge to Streams, Springs, and Riparian Vegetation in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Southeastern Arizona

By Stanley A. Leake, Donald R. Pool, and James M. Leenhouts

      http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5207/


Data Series


Data Series 121

Candidate-Penetrative-Fracture Mapping of the Grand Canyon Area, Arizona, from Spatial Correlation of Deep Geophysical Features and Surficial Lineaments

By: Mark E. Gettings and Mark W. Bultman


Open-File Reports


Open-File Report 95-88

Geometeorological data collected by the USGS Desert Winds Project at Gold Spring, Great Basin Desert, northeastern Arizona, 1979 - 1992

By: Paula J. Helm, Carol S. Breed, Richard Tigges, and P.A. Garcia


Open-File Report 96-676

Digital map files for the preliminary geologic map of the Mesquite quadrangle, Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada, and Mojave County, Arizona, in GSMCAD and ARC/INFO formats, and RTL printer files for the map data

By: Van S. Williams


Open-File Report 98-361

Geometeorological data collected by the USGS Desert Winds Project at Desert Wells, Sonoran Desert, central-west Arizona, 1981 - 1996

By: Paula J. Helm, Carol S. Breed, Richard Tigges, and Shawn Creighton


Open-File Report 98-512

MAS/MILS Arc/Info Point Coverage for the Western U.S. (excluding Hawaii)

By: J. Douglas Causey


Open-File Report 99-7-b

An Interpretation of the 1997 Airborne ElectroMagnetic (AEM) Survey, Fort Huachuca Vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona

By: Mark W. Bultman, Mark E. Gettings, and Jeff Wynn


Open-File Report 99-30

Physiographic Rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona: A Digital Database

By: G.H. Billingsley and H.M. Hamption


Open-File Report 99-169

An ARC/Info Point Coverage of Mineral Resource Data System (MRDS) Locations in Eleven Western States

By: David G. Frank


Open-File Report 99-325

Digital Databases Containing Mining Claim Density Information for Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming Created From the BLM Mining Claim Recordation System: 1996

By: Paul C. Hyndman and Harry W. Campbell


Open-File Report 99-406

Digital Mining Claim Density Map for Federal Lands in Arizona: 1996

By: Paul C. Hyndman and Harry W. Campbell


Open-File Report 99-435

Principal Facts for Gravity Stations and Physical Property Measurements in the Lake Mead 30' by 60' quadrangle, Nevada and Arizona

By: V.E. Langenheim, J.G. Davidson, M.L. Anderson, and H.R. Blank, Jr.


Open-File Report 00-138

Depth to bedrock in the Upper San Pedro Valley, Cochise County, southeastern Arizona

By: Mark E. Gettings and Brenda B. Houser


Open-File Report 00-155

Three Aeromagnetic Surveys in South Central Arizona: A Web Site for Distribution of Data (on-line edition)

By: U. S. Geological Survey


Open-File Report 00-355

Recovery of perenniall vegetation in military target sites in the eastern Mojave Desert, Arizona

By: John W. Steiger and Robert H. Webb


Open-File Report 00-403

Preliminary Report on Geophysics of the Verde River headwaters region, Arizona

By: V.E. Langenheim, J.S. Duval, Laurie Wirt, and Ed Dewitt


Open-File Report 00-409

Digital Geologic Map of Arizona: A Digital Database Derived from the 1983 Printing of the Wilson, Moore, and Cooper 1:500,000-scale Map

By: Douglas M. Hirschberg and G. Stephen Pitts


Open-File Report 00-512

The Lasting Effects of Tank Maneuvers on Desert Soils and Intershrub Flora

By: Douglas V. Prose and Howard G. Wilshire


Open-File Report 01-81

Arizona Aeromagnetic and Gravity Maps and Data: A Web Site for Distribution of Data

By: Ronald E. Sweeney and Patricia L. Hill


Open-File Report 01-122

Digital data for construction material sources reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation in 1977 for Maricopa County, Arizona

By: Douglas M. Hirschberg, G. Stephen Pitts, Henry L. Melcher and James D. Bliss


Open-File Report 01-267

Spatial variability of sediment erosion processes using GIS analysis within watersheds in a historically mined region, Patagonia Mountains, Arizona

By: Laura M. Brady, Floyd Gray, Craig A. Wissler, and D. Phillip Guertin


Open-File Report 01-275

Geologic map of the Tucson and Nogales quadrangles (Arizona, scale 1:250,000): A Digital Database

By: J.A. Peterson, J.R. Berquist, S.J. Reynolds, and S.S. Page-Nedell


Open-File Report 01-425

The internal structure of sand bars on the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, as determined by ground-penetrating radar

By: Walter Barnhardt, Robert Kayen, David Rubin, and Diane Minasian


Open-File Report 01-463

Results of Chemical and Stable Isotopic Analyses of Water Samples Collected in the Patagonia Mountains, Southern Arizona

By: Richard B. Wanty, Wayne C. Shanks III, Paul Lamothe, Al Meier, Fred Lichte, Paul H. Briggs, and Byron R. Berger


Open-File Report 01-503

Gravity and Magnetic Surveys Over the Santa Rita Fault System, Southeastern Arizona

By: Mary Hegmann


Open-File Report 01-505

Calculating Depths to Shallow Magnetic Sources Using Aeromagnetic Data from the Tucson Basin

By: Daniel W. Casto


Open-File Report 02-18

Time-domain electromagnetic signatures of polymetallic vein deposits in Cottonwood Canyon area, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

By: Mark W. Bultman


Open-File Report 02-98

Processing and Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data for the Santa Cruz Basin�Patagonia Mountains area, South-Central Arizona

By: Jeffrey D. Phillips


Open-File Report 02-99

An Interpretation of the 1996 Aeromagnetic Data for the Santa Cruz basin, Tumacacori Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, and Patagonia Mountains, South-Central Arizona

By: Mark E. Gettings


Open-File Report 02-100

Geologic Interpretation of aeromagnetic maps in the Santa Cruz basin �Patagonia Mountains area, south-central Arizona

By: V.L. Rystrom, C.A. Finn and Trude V.V. King


Open-File Report 02-112

Preliminary United State Mexico Border Watershed Analysis, Twin Cities Area Of Nogales, Arizona And Nogales, Sonora

By: Laura Margaret Brady, Floyd Gray, Mario Castaneda, Mark Bultman, and Karen Sue Bolm


Open-File Report 02-172

Field Guide to Geologic Excursions in Southwestern Utah and Adjacent Areas of Arizona and Nevada

Edited by William R. Lund


Open-File Report 02-314

Reconnaissance of Alluvial Fans as Potential Sources of Gravel Aggregate, Santa Cruz River Valley, Southeast Arizona

By: David A. Lindsey and Roger Melick


Open-File Report 02-324

Digital Soils Survey Map of the Patagonia Mountains, Arizona

By: Laura Norman, Craig Wissler, D. Phillip Guertin, and Floyd Gray


Open-File Report 02-352

Preliminary Report on Geophysical Data in Yavapai County, Arizona

By: V.E. Langenheim, J.P. Hoffmann, K.W. Blasch, Ed Dewitt, and Laurie Wirt


Open-File Report 02-393

Spatial Digital Database for the Geology of the San Pedro River Basin in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Pima, and Pinal Counties, Arizona

By: Karen S. Bolm, Tasha Lewis, Douglas M. Hirschberg, G. Stephen Pitts, and William R. Dickinson


Open-File Report 02-469

Evaluation of Airborne Image Data and LIDAR Main Stem Data for Monitoring Physical Resources within the Colorado River Ecosystem

By: Philip A. Davis, Mark R. Rosiek, and Donna M. Galuszka


Open-File Report 02-470

Evaluation of Airborne Image Data for Mapping Riparian Vegetation within the Grand Canyon

By: Philip A. Davis, Matthew I. Staid, Jeffrey B. Plescia, and Jeffrey R. Johnson


Open-File Report 02-486

Six Aeromagnetic Surveys in California, Nevada, and Arizona: A Web Site for Distribution of Data

By: By Ronald E. Sweeney


Open-File Report 03-116

Structure of the Tucson Basin, Arizona from Gravity and Aeromagnetic Data

By: Victoria Louise Rystrom


Open-File Report 03-265

Grand Canyon Riverbed Sediment Changes, Experimental Release of September 2000 - A Sample Data Set

By: Florence L. Wong, Roberto J. Anima, Peter Galanis, Jennifer Codianne, Yu Xia, Randy Bucciarelli, and Michael Hamer


Open-File Report 2004-1062

Quaternary Stratigraphy and Tectonics, and Late Prehistoric Agriculture of the Safford Basin (Gila and San Simon River Valleys), Graham County, Arizona, Friends of the Pleistocene, Rocky Mountain Cell 46th Field Conference and Arizona Geological Society Fall Field Trip, 2002 October 11-13, 2002

By: Brenda B. Houser, Phillip A. Pearthree, Jeffry A. Homburg, and Lawrence C. Thrasher


Open-File Report 2004-1206

Review of Results and Recommendations from the GCMRC 2000-2003 Remote-Sensing Initiative for Monitoring Environmental Resources Within the Colorado River Ecosystem

By: Philip A. Davis


Open-File Report 2005-1154

Preliminary Geophysical Framework of the Upper and Middle Verde River Watershed, Yavapai County, Arizona

By: Victoria E. Langenheim, Ed DeWitt, and Laurie Wirt

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