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*Clifton, C.G., Buchanan, L.J., and Durning, W.P., 1980, Exploration procedure and controls of mineralization in the Oatman mining district, Oatman, Arizona: Soc. of Mining Eng. of AIME, preprint 80-143, 17 p.

*Lausen, C., 1931, Geology and ore deposits of the Oatman and Katherine districts, Arizona: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 131, 126 p.
*Lausen, C., 1942, The Oatman and Katherine districts, Arizona: in- Ore deposits as related to structural features: Princeton Univ. Press, p. 226-229.

*Marsh, S.E., and Mc Keon, J.B, Integrated analysis of high-resolution field and airborne spectroradiometer data for alteration mapping: Econ. Geology, v.78, p. 618-632.
*Palmer, L.A., 1916, The Oatman district, arizona: Engr. Min. jour., v.101, p. 895-900.

*Ransome, F.L., 1923, Geology of the Oatman gold district, Arizona: USGS Bull 743, 58 p.

*Smith, R.C., 1984, Mineralogic and fluid-inclusion studies of epithermal gold quartz veins in the Oatman district, northwestern Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, 232 p.

*Thorson, J.P., 1971, Igneous petrology of the Oatman district, Mohave County, Arizona: PhD, Univ. Calif., Santa Barbara, 189 p.

Old Reliable Copper Mine
*Denton, T.C., 1947, Old Reliable copper mine, Pinal County, Arizona: USBM, RI 4006, 9 p.

Oil and Gas
*Botsford, C.A., 1913, A possible Arizona oil field: Western Engr., v.3, p. 187-189.
*Forrester, J.D., 1963, What is Black Mesa's potential?: World Oil, v.57, no.1, p. 116-120.
*Hager, D., 1948, Gas and oil possibilities in northeast Arizona: Ariz. Sate Land Dept., Phoenix, 19 p.
*Holms, D.A., 1938, The oil possibilities of Arizona: Arizona State Land Dept., 47 p.
*Kuhn, P.J., 1958, Oil and gas in the Four Corners: Natural Petroleum Bibliography, Amarillo, Texas (Apache Co.), p. 75-80.
*Peirce, H.W., Keith, S.B., and Wilt, J.C., 1970, Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona: Arizona Bur. Mines Bull. 182, 289 p.
*Stoyanow, A.A., 1925, Oil prospects of the Willcox region: Ariz. Min. Jour., v.9, no.7, p.11-12, 26-29.
*Swapp, C.W., 1961, The geology and oil and gas possibilities of northwestern Arizona, in Oil, gas, and helium in Arizona: Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, p. 35.

O'Leary Peak
*Bladh, K.L., 1972, Petrology of the O'Leary Peak volcanics, Coconino County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 129 p.

Olivette Mining Area
*Waller, H.E., Jr., 1960, The geology of the Paymaster and Olivette mining areas, Pima County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 48 p.


*Lausen, C., 1927, The occurrence of olivine bombs near Globe, Arizona: Am. Jour. Sci., 5th ser., v.14, p. 293-306.

*Brown, R.G., 1970, Geochemical survey of the Oracle vicinity of Arizona: M.S. thesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, 50 p.
*Ludden, R.W., 1950, Geology of the Campo Bonito area, Oracle, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 52 p.

Oracle Granite
*Bannerjee, A.K,., 1957, Structural and petrological study of the Oracle granite: PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 112 p.

Ore Deposits-General

*Keith, S.E., Best, D.E., DeWitt, E., Toll, N.W., and Everson, B.A., 1983, Metallic mineral deposits and production in Arizona: Arizona Bur. of Geol. and Min. Tech., Bulletin 194, 58.
*Mauger, R.L., Damon, P.E., and Giletti, B.J., 1955, Isotopic dating of Arizona ore deposits: Trans. AIME, v.232, p. 81-.
*Spencer, J.E., and Welty, J.W., 1986, Mid-Tertiary ore deposits in Arizona: Ariz. Bur. of Geol. and Min. Tech., Open-File Report 86-12, 40 p.


Oro Blanco District

*Knight, L.H., 1970, Structure and maintenance of the Oro Blanco mining district, Santa Rita County, Arizona: PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 172 p.

Owlhead Mining District
*Applebaum, S., 1975, Geology of the Palo Verde Ranch area, Owl Head mining district, Pinal County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 89 p.
*Barter, C.F., 1962, Geology of the Owlhead mining district, Pinal County: M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, 73 p.