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Daisy Mountain
*Leighty, R.S., 1998, Compilation geologic map of the Daisy Mountain 7.5' Quadrangle, Maricopa County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-98-22, 30 p., map 1:24,000.

Date Creek Basin

*Otton, J.K., 1981, Structural geology of the Date Creek Basin area, west-central Arizona: in- Howard, K.A., et al, Tectonic framework of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, California and Arizona: USGS Open-File Report 81-503, p. 82-84.

*Wynn, J.C., and Otton, J.K., 1978, Complete Bouguer gravity maps and gravity models of the Date Creek basin and vicinity, Maricopa, Mojave, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties, Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 78-362.

Debris Flows
*Magirl, C.S., and others, 2006, Debris flows and record floods from extreme mesoscale convective thunderstorms over Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: Eos. Trans., AGU 87 (52), Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract H21B-1370.
*Wohl, E.E. and Peartree, P.A., Debris flows as geomorphic agents in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona: Geomorphology, v.4, p. 273-292.
*Youberg, A., Pearthree, P.A., and Baker, V., 2006, Comparison of Debris Flows Generated in Adjacent Unburned and Recently Burned areas, Coronado National Memorial, Arizona: Eos Trans. AGU, 87 (52), Fall Meeting Suppl., abstract H53D-0661. 
 

De Chelly Sandstone

*Peirce, H.W., 1958, Stratigraphy of the De Chelly sandstone of Arizona and Utah: PhD, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 208 p.

*Vonderharr, J., 1986, Sedimentology and paleoecology of the De Chelly sandstone (Permian) of northeastern Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, 137 p.
 

Deep Drill Hole
*Reif, D.M., and Robinson, J.P., 1981, Geophysical, geochemical, and petrographic data and regional correlation from the Arizona State A-1 Well, Pinal County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest, v.13, p.99-109.

 

Defiance Uplift

*Hatfield, K.G., and Maise, C.R., 1954, Geologic reconnaissance of the Defiance Uplift, Apache County, Arizona: USAEC, RME-7.

Del Bac Hills

*Percious, J.K., 1968, Geochemical investigation of the Del Bac Hills volcanics, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 29 p.

Depth to Bedrock
*Richard, S.M., Shipman, T.C., Greene, L.C., and Harris, R.C., 2007, Estimated Depth to Bedrock in Arizona, Arizona Geological Survey, DGM-52, v.1, 1:1,000,000 scale, 6 p.

 

Desert Dust

*Pene, T.L., et al, 1981, Desert dust-characteristics and rates of deposition in central Arizona: in- Pewe, T.L., ed., Desert dust- origin, characteristics and effects on man: GSA Special Paper 186, p. 169-190.

 

 Desiccation Cracks

*Harris, R.C., 2002, Giant desiccation cracks in the southwestern part of the Tohono O'Odham Nation, Pima County, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 02-04 (OFR 02-04), 46 p.

 

Detachment Faults

*Bradshaw, G.A., and Zoback, M.D., 1987, A mechanism for listric normal and detachment fault formation associated with Cordilleran core complexes (abstr.): GSA, Abstracts with Program, 1987 annual meeting, p.598
*Brooks, W.E., 1986, Distribution of anomalously high potassium oxide volcanic rocks in Arizona- metasomatism at the Picacho Peak detachment fault: Geology, v. 14, p. 339-342.

*Brooks, W.E., 1987, Spatial relationship of potassium oxide metasomatism and base metals to the Picacho Peak detachment fault, Pinal County, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Abstr. with Prog., 1987 annual meeting, p. 602.

*Bryant, B., and Naeser, C.W., 1987, Fission-track dating across the transition between the Basin and Range province and the Colorado Plateau, West-Central Arizona (abstr.): GSA Abstr. with Prog., 1987 annual meeting, p. 604.

*Haxel, G.B., and Grubensky, M.J., 1984, Tectonic significance of localization of middle Tertiary detachment faults along Mesozoic and early Tertiary thrust faults (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Programs, v.16, p. 533.

*Howard, K.A., and John, 1987, Crustal extension along a rooted system of imbricate low-angle faults: Colorado River extensional corridor, California and Arizona: in- Coward, M.P., Dewey, J.F., and Hancock, P.L., eds., continental extension tectonics: Geol. Soc. of London Special Pub. 28, p. 299-311.

*Kerrich, R., and Rehrig, W., 1987, Fluid motion associated with Tertiary mylonitization and detachment faulting, Oxygen-18/Oxygen-16 evidence from the Picacho metamorphic core Complex, Arizona: Geology, v.15, p. 58-62.
*Mueller, K.J., Frost, E.G., and Haxel, G., 1982, Mid-Tertiary detachment faulting in the Mohawk Mountains detachment faulting in the Mohawk Mountains of southwestern Arizona: in- Frost, E.G., and Martin, D.L., eds., Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Colorado River region, California, Arizona, and Nevada (Anderson-Hamilton volume), San Diego, California, Cordilleran Publishers, p. 448-458.

*Pridmore, C.L., 1983, The genetic association of mid-Tertiary sedimentation, detachment fault deformation and antiformal uplift in the Baker Hills-Copper Mountains area of southwestern Arizona: M.S. thesis, San Diego State Univ.

*Pridmore, C.L., Craig, C., and Frost, E.G., 1983, Mid-Tertiary detachment faulting and its relationship to sedimentation in the Baker Peaks-Copper Mountains area of southwest Arizona and northern Sonora (abstr.): GSA Abstr. with Prog., v.15, n.7, p. 425.

*Pridmore, C.L., and Frost, E.G., 1985, Basin development as a product of detachment-related extension, a reinterpretation of seismic reflection data across the Gila Trough, SW Arizona: EOS (Trans. AGU), Dec. meeting.

*Rehrig, W.A., Shaffiqullah, M., and Damon, P.E., 1980, Geochronology, geology, and listric normal faulting of the Vulture Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, v.12, p. 89-101.

*Reynolds, S.J., 1985, Evidence for large-scale transport on the Bullard detachment fault, west-central Arizona: Geology, v.13, p. 353-356.
*Reynolds, S.J., and Spencer, J.E., 1989, Pre-Tertiary rocks and structures in the upper plate of the Buckskin detachment fault, west-central Arizona: in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 67-102.

*Roddy, M.S., 1986, K-metasomatism and detachment related mineralization, Harcuvar Mountains: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 84 p.

*Roddy, M.S., Reynolds, S.J., Smith, B.M., and Ruiz, J., 1988, K-metasomatism and detachment-related mineralization, Harcuvar Mountains, Arizona: GSA Bull., v.100, p.1627-1639.

*Spencer, J.E., 1986, Possible controls of base and precious metal mineralization associated with Tertiary detachment faults in the lower Colorado River trough, Arizona and California: Geology, v.14, p. 195-198.

*Spencer, J.E., and Welty, J.W., 1986, Possible controls of base- and precious-metal mineralization associated with Tertiary detachment faults in the lower Colorado River trough, Arizona and California: Geol., v.14-, p.195-198.

*Wagner, F.H. III, and Johnson, R.A., 2003, Seismic reflection imaging of the Tucson Basin and the subsurface relation between the Catalina detachment system and the Santa Rita fault, SE Arizona (abstr.): 31st Annual Geodaze Geoscience Symposium, Program and Abstracts, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, p.18.

*Wernicke, B., 1981, Low-angle normal faults in the Basin and Range province- Nappe tectonics in an extending orogen: Nature, v.291, p. 645-648.

 

Devonian

*Epis, R.C., and Gilbert, C.M., 1956, Sandy facies of Upper Devonian strata in southeastern Arizona (abstr.): GSA Bull., v.67, no.12, p. 1767.
*Eppis, R.C., Gilbert, C.M., and Langenheim, R.L., 1957, Upper Devonian Swisshelm Formation of southeastern Arizona: AAPG Bull., v.41, p.2243-2256.

*Huddle, J.W., and Dobrovolny, E., 1952, Devonian and Mississippian rocks of central Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 233-D, p. 67-112.

*Keyes, C.R., 1923, Devonian unconformity in Arizona: Pan-Am. Geol., v.39, p. 70-72.

*Keyes, C.R., 1030, Earliest mention of Devonian rocks in Arizona: Pan-Am. Geol., v.54, p. 377-380.

*Lemone, D.V., 1959, The Devonian stratigraphy of Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz Counties Arizona and Hidalgo County, New Mexico: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 108 p.

*Pine, G.L., 1968, Devonian stratigraphy and paleogeography in Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and Pinal Counties, Arizona: PhD, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 305 p.

*Reid, R.R., 1928, Some Devonian sections in southeastern Arizona, and their correlation: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 54 p.

*Teichert, C., 1965, Devonian rocks and paleogeography of central Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 464, 181 p.
*Wood, W.H., 1956, The Cambrian and Devonian carbonate rocks at Yampai Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 228 p.
*Wright, J.J., 1964, Petrology of the Devonian rocks in Eastern Pima and Cochise Counties, Arizona: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 151 p.

 

Diabase

*Anthony, J.W., 1960, A note on the probability of assimilation of rocks intruded by the central Arizona diabase: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest.
*Fouts, J.A, 1974, Petrology and chemistry of some diabase sills in central Arizona: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 158 p.
*Schofield, R.E., 1976, The  petrology and geochemistry of the Cienega Falls diabase sill, Salt River Canyon area, Gila County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 68 p.
 

Diamond Joe Stock

*Gerla, P.J., 1988, Stress and fracture evolution in a cooling pluton- An example from Diamond Joe Stock, western Arizona, U.S.A.: Jour. of Volcanol. and Geotherm. Res., v.34, p. 267-282.

 

Diatremes

*Marlowe, J.I., 1960, Diatremes and ring intrusion on the San Carlos Indian Reservation: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, v.3, p. 151-154.

 

Dikes

*Heidrich, T.L., and Titley, S.R., 1982, Fracture and dike patterns in Laramide plutons and their structural and tectonic implication: in- Titley, S.R., ed., Advances in Geology of the Porphyry Copper Deposits, Southwestern North America, Univ. of Ariz. Press, Tucson, p. 73-91.

 

Dinosaurs

*Irby, Grace, Paleoichnology of the Cameron Dinosaur Tracksite, Lower Jurassic Dinosaur Canyon Member, Moenave Formation, Northeastern Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff..

*Miller, H.W., Jr., 1964, Cretaceous dinosaurian remains from southern Arizona: Jour. Paleontology, v.38, n.2, p. 378-384.

*Moore, R.A., and Miller, H.W., 1960, A dinosaur-bearing section of Cretaceous rocks in the Empire Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, V.III, p. 57-61.

*O'Connel, D.T., 1935, Plesiosaur bones in Arizona (abstr.): GSA Proc. 1934, p.376.

 

Dome Rock Mountains

*Tosdal, R.M., 1982, The Mule Mountains thrust in the Mule Mountains, California, and its probable extension in the southern Dome Rock Mountains, Arizona-a preliminary report: in- Frost, E.G., and Martin, D.L., eds., Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Colorado River region, California, Arizona, and Nevada: San Diego, California, Cordilleran Pub., p. 55-60.

*Yeats, K.J., 1985, Geologic map and structure section of the northern Dome Rock Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona:\M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 123 p.

*Yeats, K.J., 1985, Geologic map and structure section of the northern Dome Rock Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Ariz. Bur. Geol. and Min. Tech. Misc. Map MM-85-C, 1:12,000.

 

Dos Cabezas Mountains, Cochise County

*Abrams, G.A., 1986, Geophysical maps of the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Misc. Field Studies Map MF-1873-A.

*Coll, A., 1910, The Dos Cabezas district of Arizona: Min. World, v.33, p. 816

*Cooper, J.R., 1960, Reconnaissance map of the Willcox, Fisher Hills, Cochise, and Dos Cabezas quadrangles, Cochise and Graham Counties, Arizona: USGS Min. Inv. Field Studies Map MF-231.

*Drewes, H., 1985, Geologic map and structure sections of the Dos Cabezas quadrangle, Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Map I-1570.

*Drewes, H., Abrams, G.A., Hassemer, J.R., and Zelten, J.E., 1986, Mineral resources of the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Bull. 1703-D, p. D1-D27.

*Drewes, H., Klein, D.P., and Birmingham, S.D., 1985, Volcanic and structural controls of mineralization in the Dos Cabezas Mountains of southeastern Arizona: USGS Bull. (?).

*Erickson, Rolfe C., 1969, Petrology and geochemistry of the Dos Cabezas Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 441 p.

*Erickson, R.C., 1968, Geology and geochronology of the Dos Cabezas Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Guidebook III, p.193-198.

*Jones, S.M. and Bacheller, W.D., 1953, Measured sections near Dos Cabezas, Arizona: New Mex. Geol. Soc. Guidebook 4th Field Conf., p.149.

*Land, G., 1913, Gold at Dos Cabezas: Min. Jour., v.14, no.24, p. 28.

*Sabins, F.F., 1957, Stratigraphic relations in the Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas Mountains, Arizona: Am. Ass. Pet. Geol. Bull., v.41, p. 466-510.

*Sabins, F.F., 1966, Stratigraphy and fusulinids of Naco Group in Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas Mountains, Arizona: New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook, 16th Field Conf., p. 148-157.

*Sarle, C.J., 1922, Sketch of the geology of the Dos Cabezas Mountains of southeastern Arizona (abstr.): Science, new ser., v.55, p. 544.

*Shields, James C., II, 1940, Geology and ore deposits of the Dives and Gold Ridge groups, Dos Cabezas, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 67 p.

*Silver, Douglas B., 1980, The distribution of tungsten in limestone contact environments, Silver Bell Mine, Dos Cabezas Mountains, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 58 p.

*Zelten, J.E., 1986, Mineral resources of a part of the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness Study Area (AZ-040-65), Cochise County, Arizona: U.S. Bur. Mines MLA 2-86

 

Dos Pobres

*Langton, J.M., and Williams, S.A., 1982, Structural, petrologic and mineralogic controls for the Dos Pobres ore body, Lone Star mining district, Graham County, Arizona: in- Titley, S.R., ed., Advances in geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America: Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, p. 335-352.

*Wilson, B., 2003, Leached capping of the Dos Pobres orebody (abstr.): 31st Annual Geodaze Geosciences Symposium, Programs and Abstracts, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, p.35.

Douglas
*Coates, F.T., and Cushman, R.L., 1955, Geology and ground-water resources of the Douglas basin, Arizona; with a section on the chemical quality of the ground-water by J.L. Hatchett: USGS Water-Supply Paper 1354, 56 p.
*Machette, M.N., and Personius, S.F., 1986, Map showing Quaternary and Pliocene faults in the Silver City 1 degree by 2 degree Quadrangle and the Douglas 1 degree by 2 degree Quadrangle, southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico: USGS Misc. Field Studies Map MF-1465, 1:250,000.
*Mann, L.J., and English, C.S., 1980, Maps showing ground-water conditions in the Douglas basin area, Cochise County, Arizona-1978: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Open-File Report 80-700, scale 1:250,000.
*White, N.D., and Childers, D., 1967, Hydrologic conditions in the Douglas basin, Cochise County, Arizona: Arizona State Land Department Water-Resources Report Number 30, 26 p.

 

Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County

*Bagg, R.M., 1904, Geological conditions in the Dragoon Mountains, Arizona: Practical Miner, St. Louis, Mo., v.8

*Bock, Charles M., 1962, The distribution of some selected alkaline metals and alkaline earths in the Stronghold Granite, Cochise County, Arizona: PhD, University of Arizona, 95 p.

*Cedarstrom, D.J., 1946, The structural geology of the Dragoon Mountains, Arizona; Am. Jour. Sci., v.244, p. 601-621.

*Cedarstrom, D.J., 1946, Geology of the central Dragoon Mountains, Arizona: PhD, University of Arizona, 93 p.

*Cooper, J.R., 1969 (1959?), Some geologic features of the Dragoon quadrangle, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Guidebook II- Southern Ariz., p.139-145.

*Cooper, J.r. and Silver, L.T., 1954, Older Precambrian rocks of the Dragoon quadrangle, Cochise County, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Bull., v.65, no.12, p.1242.

*Cooper, J.R., and Silver, L.T., 1964, Geology and ore deposits of the Dragoon quadrangle, Arizona; USGS Prof. Paper 416, 196 p.

*Crawford, W.P., and Johnson, F., 1937, Turquoise deposits of Courtland, Arizona: Econ. Geol., v.32, p. 511-523.

*Dempsey, W.J., 1963, Aeromagnetic map of the Dragoon quadrangle, Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Map Gp-412.

*Dinsmore, C.A., 1909, The Johnson and Dragoon districts, Arizona: Min. World, v.31, p.833-834.

*Dinsmore, C.A., 1910, Courtland, Arizona, and its mining possibilities: Min. World, v.32, p. 747-749.

*Drewes, H., 1987, Geologic map and cross sections of the Dragoon Mountains, southeastern Arizona: USGS Misc. Inv. Map I-1662.

*Endlich, F.M., 1897, The Pearce mining district, Arizona: Engr. Min. Jour., v.63, p. 571.

*Gettings, P.E., and Gettings, M.E., 1996, Modelling of a magnetic and gravity anomaly profile from Dragoon Mountains to Sierrra Vista, southeastern Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 96-0288, 15p.

*Gilluly, J., 1956, General geology of central Cochise County, Arizona; U.S.G.S. Prof. Paper 281, 169p.

*Gilluly, J., Cooper, J.R., and Williams, J.S., 1954, Late Paleozoic stratigraphy of central Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 266, 49 p.

*Hay, S.E. et al, 1981, Principal facts of gravity observations in the Dragoon Mountains Further Planning Area (RARE II) and Gila-San Francisco Wilderness Study Area, Arizona: U.S.G.S. Open File Report OF 81-0849, 24 p.

*Keith, S.B. and Barrett, L.F., 1976, Tectonics of the central Dragoon Mountains- A new look: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, v.10, p.169-204.

*Mc Rae, O.M., 1966, General geology and some structural features of the Courtland-Gleeson area, Cochise County, Arizona: Trans. Soc. Min. Eng., v.235, p.133-138.

*Micklin, R.F., 1969, Fusulinids and conodonts of a Pennsylvanian-Permian section in the northern Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 257 p.

*Nevin, A.E., 1971, Normal faulting in the Dragoon Pass area, Cochise County, Arizona: Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, v.9, p.189-195.
*Nevin, A.E., 1972, An alternate hypothesis on the structure of the Dragoon Pass area, Cochise county, Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest, vol.9.

*Newell, R.A., 1974, Exploration geology and geochemistry of the Tombstone-Charleston area, Cochise County, Arizona: PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 205 p.

*Platt, J.M., 1909, The Turquoise mining district, Arizona: Eng. Min. Jour., v.87, p. 213.

*Ransome, F.L., 1912, Activities in the Turquoise copper district, Arizona: Min. Engr. World, v.36, p.1359-1361.

*Ransome, F.L., 1913, The Turquoise copper mining district, Arizona: USGS Bull. 530, p.125-234.

*Richards, R.W., 1908, The Dragoon, Arizona, tungsten deposits: Min. Sci., v.57, p. 93-94.

*Rushing, Jodi A., 1978, Contact metamorphism of Paleozoic rocks near Stronghold Canyon, Dragoon Mountains, Arizona; M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 96 p.

*Scott, W.A., 1916, Commonwealth mine and mill at Pearce, Arizona: Min. Engr. World, v.45, p. 187-188.

*Silver, L.T., 1955, The structure and petrology of the Johnny Lyon Hills area, Cochise County, Arizona; PhD, Pasadena, Calif. Inst. Tech., 407 p.

*Smith, L.A., The geology of the Commonwealth mine: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson.

*Sousa, Francis X., 1980, Geology of the Middlemarch Mine and vicinity, central Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 107 p.

*Wilson, D.E., 1927, Geology and ore deposits of the Courtland-Gleeson region, Arizona: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 123.

 

Dripping Springs Mountain

*Reid, A.M., 1966, Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Naco formation in the southern Dripping Spring Mountains, near Winkelman, Gila County, Arizona: M.S thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 124 p.

 

Dripping Springs Quartzite

*Nutt, C.J., 1981, A model of uranium mineralization in the Dripping Spring Quartzite, Gila County, Arizona: USGS Open File Report OF 81-0254, 53 p.

 

Dripping Springs Valley

*Bowie, M.R., 1985, Geology of the Dripping Spring Valley chabazite and related zeolite deposits, southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico: M.S. thesis, New Mexico Inst. Min. and Tech., Socorro, 54 p.

 

Dry Mountain

*Clay, D.W., 1960, Late Cenozoic stratigraphy in the Dry Mountain area, Graham County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 68 p.

 

Duncan

*Halpenny, L.C., Babcock, H.M., Morrison, R.B., and Hem, J.D., 1946, Groundwater resources of the Duncan basin, Arizona: USGS Open-File Report (unnumbered), 21 p.
*Morrison, R.B., 1965, Geologic map of the Duncan and Canador Peak quadrangles, Arizona and New Mexico: USGS Misc. Geol. Inv.
 

Duquesne (Santa Cruz County)
*Lehman, N.E., 1980, Pyrometasomatic deposits of the Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Mining Engineering, p. 183-188.

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