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Abrigo Limestone

*Krieger, M.H., 1961, Troy quartzite (younger Precambrian) and Bolsa and Abrigo formations, northern Galiuro Mountains, southeastern Arizona: in- Short papers in the geologic and hydrologic sciences, USGS Prof. Paper 424-C, p. C-160.

*Wiese, J.H., 1940, Study of the Abrigo limestone, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Bull., v.51, p. 1964.

Abril Mine
*Perry, D.V., 1964, Genesis of the contact rocks at the the Abril Mine, Cochise County, Arizona,: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 97 p.

Accommodation Zones
*Kruger, J.M., Faulds, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Okaya, D.A., 1998, Seismic reflection evidence for detachment polarity beneath a major accommodation zone, west-central Arizona, in Faulds, J.E., and Stewart, J.H., eds., Accommodation Zones and Transfer Zones: The Regional Segmentation of the Basin and Range Province:  Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 323, p. 89-113.

Adams Mesa
*Skotnicki, S.J., anf Leighty, R.S., 1997, Geologic map of the Adams Mesa Quadrangle, Maricopa County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-97-10, 13 p., map 1:24,000.

Agua Fria Mining District
*Evenson, J.M., 1969, Geology of the central portion of the Agua Fria mining district, Yavapai County, Arizona: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 121 p.

Agua  Fria River
*St. Clair, C.S., 1957, Geologic reconnaissance of the Agua Fria River area, central Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 76 p.

 

Aguila

*Hewett, D.F., 1925, Carnotite discovered near Aguila, Arizona: Engr. Min. Jour. Press, v.120, p. 19.

*Reynolds, S.J., and Spencer, J.E., 1984, Geologic map of the Aguila Ridge-Bullard Peak area, eastern Harcuvar Mountains, west-central Arizona: Ariz. Bureau of Geology and Min. Tech. Open-File Report 84-4, 1:24,000.

 

Ajo

*Allen, A.W., 1922, Ajo enterprise of the New Cornelia Copper Company: Eng. Min. Jour., v.113, p.952-956, and 1003-1008.

*Boler, F.M., and Baer, M., 1981, Principal facts for the gravity stations in the Ajo 1 degree by 2 degree quadrangle and the Papago Indian Reservation, southwest Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 81-00993, 143p.

*Cox, D.P., Czamanske, G.K., and Bain, J.H.C., 1981, Mineral-rich fluid inclusions in the root zone of a porphyry copper system, Ajo, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Prog., v.13, p. 433.

*Cox, D.P. and Eijun, O., 1984, Maps showing rock types, hydrothermal alteration and distribution of fluid inclusions in the Cornelia Pluton, Ajo mining district, Pima county, Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 84-0388, 9p., 1:25,000.

*Cox, D.P., and Ohta, E., 1984, Maps showing rock types, hydrothermal alterations and distribution of fluid inclusions in the Cornelia pluton, Ajo mining district, Pima County, Arizona: USGS Open-File Report 84-388, 12 p.
*Dehlinger, M.E., 1949, Report on Ajo quadrangle, Arizona: Compass, v.26, p. 182-188.
*Dekalb, C., 1918, Ajo copper mines (Pima County, Arizona): Min. Sci. Press, v.116, p. 115-119, 153-156

*Gilluly, J., 1935, Ajo district: in- Copper Resources of the World, 16th Int. Geol. Cong., p.228-233.

*Gilluly, J., 1937, Geology and ore deposits of the Ajo quadrangle, Arizona: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 141, 83 p.

*Gilluly, J., 1942, The mineralization of the Ajo copper district, Arizona: Econ. Geol., v.37, p. 247-309.

*Gilluly, J., 1946, The Ajo mining district,, Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 209, 112p.

*Gray, F., and Miller, R.J., 1984, Stratigraphy, geochronology, and geochemistry of a calc-alkaline volcanic field near Ajo, southwestern Arizona (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Program, 97th ann. meeting, v.16, n.6, p. 523.

*Hagstrum, J.T., Cox, D.P., and Miller, R.J., 1987, Structural reinterpretation of the Ajo mining district, Pima County, Arizona, based on paleomagnetic and geochronologic studies: Econ. Geology, v.82, p. 1248-1361.

*Harris, J.O., 1984, The emplacement and crystallization of the Cornelia pluton, Ajo, Arizona; an analysis based upon the compositional zoning of plagioclase and field relations: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 78p.
*Jones, W., 1974, Geology of the northern portion of the Ajo Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson,.

*Joralemon, I.B., 1914, The Ajo copper mining district: AIME Bull., v.92, p.20011-2028.

*Kahle, K., Conway, D., and Harris, G., 1978, Preliminary geologic map of the Ajo 1 degree by 2 degree quadrangle, Arizona: USGS Open File Report 78-1096, 1:250,000.

*Lakes, A., 1900, Copper deposits of the Ajo basin, Gila County, Arizona: Mines and Minerals, v.21, p.12-15.
*May, B.T., 1968, Magnetic properties of rocks associated with the New Cornelia porphyry copper district, Pima County, Arizona: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 159 p.
*Morrison, R.B., 1983, Late Pliocene and Quaternary geology, Ajo Quadrangle: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-84-1, 6 p., map 1:250,000.

*Peterson, J.A., Cox, D.P., and Gray, F., 1985, Mineral resource assessment of the Ajo and Lukeville 1 degree by 2 degree quadrangles, Arizona: USGS Open File Report 85-527, 77 p., 1:250-,000.

*Peterson, J.A., and Tosdal, R.M., 1986, Mineral occurrence map and tabulation of geologic, commodity, and production data, Ajo and Lukeville quadrangles, southwestern Arizona: USGS Misc. Field Studies MF-1834-A, 1:250,000.
*Stewart, L.A., 1933, A study of the Ajo copper ore minerals: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 24 p.*USGS, 1982, Aeromagnetic map of the Ajo area, Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 82-0665, !:62,500

*Wadsworth, W.B., 1968, The Cornelia pluton, Ajo, Arizona: Econ. Geol., v.63, p. 101-115.
 

Alamo Lake

*Bryant, B.H., 1992, Preliminary geologic map of the Alamo Lake 30 minute by 60 minute Quadrangle, west-central Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 92-0311, 1:100,000.

 

Alluvial Basins

*Anderson, T.W., 1986, Geohydrology of the Southwest Alluvial Basins, Arizona: AWRA Monograph Series, in Regional aquifer systems of the United States; Southwest Alluvial Basins of Arizona, T.W. Anderson, ed. and others, v.7, p. 99-111.

*Anderson, T.W., 1995, Summary of the Southwest Alluvial Basins, Regional Aquifer System Analysis, south-central Arizona and parts of adjacent states; USGS Prof. Paper P 1406-A, p. A1-A33.

*Freethey, G.W., 1986, Considerations in modeling ground-water flow in the alluvial basins of Arizona: Amer. Water Res. Assoc. Monograph Series, No.7, p. 57-67

*Freethey, G.W., and Anderson, T.W., 1986, Predevelopment hydrologic conditions in the alluvial basins of Arizona and adjacent parts of California and New Mexico; USGS Hydrologic Invest. Atlas HA-664, 1:500,000.

*Freethey, G.W., Pool, D.R., Anderson, T.W., and Tucci, P., 1986, Description and generalized distribution of aquifer materials in the alluvial basins of Arizona and adjacent parts of California and New Mexico: USGS Hydrologic Invest. Atlas HA-0663, 1:500,000.

 

Alluvial Fans

*Bissenback, E., 1951, The geology of alluvial fans in Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 86 p.
*Pearthree, P.A., Klawon, J.E., and Lehman, T.W., 2004, Geomorphology and hydrology of an alluvial fan flood on tiger Wash, Maricopa and la Paz counties, west-central Arizona; Arizona Geological Survey Open-file Report 04-02, 41 p., 1:24,000.

 

Amado

*Bideaux, R.A., 1959, Wulfenite from the Glove mine near Amado, Arizona: Mineral Explorer, Oct-Dec 1959, p.3-6.

*Youberg, A., and Helmick, W.R., 2002, Surficial geology and geologic hazards of the Amado-Tubac area, Santa Cruz and Pima counties, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Survey Digital Map 13, 17 p., 1:24,000.

 

Amole Arkose

*Bryant, D.E., and Kinnison, J.E., 1954, Lower Cretaceous age of the Amole Arkose, Tucson Mountains, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Bull., v.65, p. 1235.

*Greenstein, G., 1961, The structure of the Amole Arkose north of King canyon, Tucson Mountains, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 42 p.

*Risley, R., 1983, Sedimentation and stratigraphy of the lower Cretaceous Amole Arkose, Tucson Mountains, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
*Risley, R., 1983, Sedimentation and stratigraphy of the lower Cretaceous Amole Arkose, Tucson Mountains, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-83-18, 146 p.

Amole Mining District
*Allen, M.A., 1920, The southern section of the Amole mining district: University of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 106, p. 19-25.
*Kinnison, J.E., 1958, Geology and ore deposits of the southern section of the Amole Mining District, Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 126 p.

Anderson Mine
*Brooks, W.E., 1984, Volcanic stratigraphy of part of McLendon volcano, Anderson mine area, Yavapai County, Arizona: USGS Open File Report 84-350.
*Otton, J.K., 1981, Geology and genesis of the Anderson mine, a carbonaceous lacustrine uranium deposit, western Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 81-0780, 25 p.
 

Annie Laurie, Santa Cruz County
*Wright, 1951, Annie Laurie prospect, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: USAEC, RMO-677, 7 p.

 

Apache County

*Akers, J.P., 1961, The geology of the central part of Apache County, Arizona- a preliminary report: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, v.4, p. 49-57.

*Akers, J.P., 1964, Geology and ground water in the central part of Apache County, Arizona: USGS Water Supply Paper 1771, p.107, 1: 125,000.

 

Apache Group

*Bruhn, H.H., 1927, Some notes on the Apache Group of the Santa Catalina Mountains and other sections in southeastern Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 31 p.
*Wrucke, C.T., Otton, J.k., and Desborough, G.A., 1986, Summary and origin of the mineral commodities in the middle Proterozoic Apache Group in central Arizona: Arizona Geol. Soc., Digest, in- Frontiers in geology and ore deposits of Arizona and the Southwest (Barbara Beatty, and others, eds.) 16, p. 12-17.

 

Apache Iron Deposit

*Stewart, L.A., 1947, Apache iron deposit, Navajo County, Arizona: USBM Ret. Inv. 4093, 87 p.

Apache Junction
*Skotnicki, S.J., and Ferguson, C.A., 1996, Bedrock geologic map of the Apache Junction and Buckhorn Quadrangles, Maricopa and Pinal Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-96-8, 17 p., map- 1:24,000.

 

Apache Vanadium Mine

*Keithley, H.S., 1945, Apache vanadium mine (Gila County): Rocks and Minerals, v.20, no.12, p. 591.

 

Apex

*Tainter, S.L., 1947, Apex copper property, Coconino County, Arizona: US Bur. Mines, RI 4013, 23 p.

Agua Verde Hills
*Kerns, J.R., 1958, Geology of the Agua Verde Hills, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 69 p.

 

Arivaca

*Drewes, H., 1997, Geologic map of the Arivaca Quadrangle and vicinity, Pima and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona: USGS  Misc. Field Studies Maps MF-2320, 1:24,000.

*Keith, W.J., and Theodore, T.G., 1975, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Arivaca quadrangle, Arizona: USGS Misc. Field Studies Map MF-678, 1: 63,360.

 

Aravaipa

*Creasey, S.C., Jackson, E.D., and Gulbrandsen, R.A., 1961, Reconnaissance geologic map of parts of the San Pedro and Aravaipa Valleys, south-central Arizona: USGS Map MF-238.

*Denton, T.C., 1947, Aravaipa lead-zinc deposit, Graham County, Arizona: USBM, RI 4007, 14 p.
*Ellingson, C.T., 1980, The hydrology of Aravaipa Creek, southeastern Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 103 p.
*Gould, J.A., and Wilson, R.P., 1976, Map showing ground-water conditions in the Aravaipa Valley area, Graham and Pinal Counties, Arizona-1975: USGS Open-File Report Water Resources Investigation 76-107.
*Robinson, D.J., 1976, Interpretation of gravity anomaly data from Aravaipa Valley area, Graham and Pinal counties, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 57 p.

*Ross, C.P., 1925, Geology and ore deposits of the Aravaipa and Stanley mining districts, Graham County, Arizona: USGS Bull. 763, 120 p.
 

Arrastra Mountain
*Lane, M.E., 1985, Mineral investigation of the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness Study Area, La Paz, Mohave, and Yavapai Counties and Peoples Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Yavapai County, Arizona: US Bureau of Mines MLA-22-85, 1:62,500.

Artillery Mountains
*Elkins, D.A., 1964, Estimated cost of exploiting enriched, hard manganese ore from the Maggie canyon deposit, Artillery Mountains region, Mohave County, Arizona: USBM RI 6438, 78 p.
*Lasky, S.G., and Webber, B.N., 1938, Artillery Mountain manganese district, Mohave County, Arizona: University of Arizona, Arizona Bur. Mines Bull. 145, p. 133-136.
*Lasky, S.G., and Webber, B.N.,1944, Manganese deposits in the Artillery Mountains region, Mohave County, Arizona: USGS Bull. 936-R, 31 p.
*Lasky, S.G., and Webber, B.N., 1949, Manganese resources of the Artillery Mountains region, Mohave County, Arizona: USGS Bull. 961, 86 p.
*Spencer, J.E., and others, 1989, Geology and mineral deposits  of the central Artillery Mountains: in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 168-183.

 

Asbestos

*Allen, M.A., and Butler, G.M., 1921, Asbestos: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 113, 31 p.

*Lindgren, W., 1926, Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona: USGS Bull.782, 192 p.

*Shride, A.F., 1969, Asbestos: in- Mineral and water resources of Arizona: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 180, p. 303-311.

*Stewart, L.A., 1955, Chrysotile-asbestos deposits of Arizona: US Bur. Mines Info. Circular 7706, 124 p.

*Wilson, E.D., 1928, Asbestos deposits of Arizona, with an introduction on asbestos minerals by G.M. Butler: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 126, 100 p.

 

Ashfork

*Krieger, M.H., 1967, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Ash Fork Quadrangle, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, Arizona: USGS Misc. Inv. Map I-499, 1:62,500.
*Mullens, R.L., 1967, Stratigraphy and environment of the Toroweap Formation (Permian) north of Ashfork, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 101 p.

 

Atascosa Mountains

*USGS, 1981, Land use and land cover, 1972-1973, Atascosa Mountains, Arizona: USGS Land Use and Land Cover Maps L-0143, 1:100,000.
 

Atlas Mine
*Agenbroad, L.D., 1962, The geology of the Atlas Mine area, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 39 p.
 

Aubrey Cliffs

*Belden, W.A., 1954, The stratigraphy of the Toroweap formation, Aubrey Cliffs, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 77 p.

 

Aubrey Valley

*Winkler, F.E., 1986, Analysis of gravity data from Aubrey Valley area, Coconino and Yavapai Counties, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, 122 p.

 

Avra Valley

*Andrews, D.A., 1937, Ground water in the Avra-Altar Valley, Arizona: USGS Water Supply paper 796, p.163-180.
*Hanson, R.T., 1988, Aquifer-system compaction, Tucson basin and Avra Valley, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona.
*Recter, R.W., and Cady, C.V., 1982, Maps showing groundwater conditions in the Avra/Altar Valley area, Pima and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona: Arizona Dept. of Water Resources Hydrologic Map Series Report 7, 1:62,500.
*West, R.E., 1970, Analysis of gravity data from the  Avra Valley area, Pima County, Arizona,: M.S. thesis, University of Aarizona, Tucson, 73 p.

 

Azurite

*Wenrich, K.J., 1991, Azurite and other copper carbonates in northern Arizona solution-collapse pipes (abstr.): The Mineralogical Record, in- Tucson Mineralogical Symposium, 12th annual meeting; Azurite and other copper carbonates, v.22, n.1, Feb. 1991, p.67-68.