General Geology of Southeastern Arizona
Cochise College
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Geology of Southeastern Arizona

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Roger Weller, geology instructor  
last updated:  12/22/15

Escabrosa Limestone, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona


Published References
on the General Geology of Southeastern Arizona


   Geologic Maps

*Arizona Bureau of Mines, 1958, Geologic map of Cochise County, Arizona: 1:375,000, Arizona Bureau of Mines, University of Arizona.

*Cooper, J.R., 1959, Reconnaissance geologic map of southeastern Cochise County, Arizona: USGS Misc. Field Studies MF-213.


   General Geology

*Callender, J.F., Wilt, J., Clemons, R.E., and James, H.L. (eds.), 1978, Land of Cochise: New Mexico Geol. Soc., Field Conference Guidebook #29, 348 p.

*Darton, N.H., 1925, A resume of Arizona geology: Ariz. Bur. Mines Bull. 119.

*Dumble, E.T., 1902, Notes of the geology of southeastern Arizona: Amer. Inst. Min. Engr., tr.31, p. 696-715.


   Ore Deposits

*Dale, V.B., Stewart, L.A., and Mc Kinney, W.A., 1960, Tungsten deposits of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona: U.S. Bureau Mines RI 5650.

*Keith, S.B., 1973, Index of mining properties in Cochise County, Arizona: Ariz. Bureau Mines, Bull.187, 98 p., reprinted 1985)



*Drewes, H., 1981, Tectonics of southeastern Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 1144, 96 p.

*Howard, K.A., and Foster, D.A., 1995, Thick tilted crustal section in SE Arizona yields geothermal gradient when mid-Tertiary extension began (abstr): Abstracts with Prog., GSA Cordilleran Section, 91st ann. meeting, v.27, no.5, p.27.

*Keith, S.B., and Wilt, J.C., 1986, Laramide orogeny in Arizona and adjacent regions: a strato-tectonic synthesis: Ariz. Geol. Society Digest, v.16, p. 502-551.

*Marshall, M., Callian, J., Pische, G., 1979, Paleomagnetic evidence for possible major right lateral Neogene shear in western Mexico and Arizona (abstr): EOS (AGU Trans.), v.60, n.46, p. 817.

*Riggs, N.R., 1991, Paleogeography and tectonic setting of the Early to Middle Jurassic magmatic arc, southern Arizona; Implications for regional and arc tectonics: Ph.D , University of California, Santa Barbara, 201 p.


   Volcanism and Intrusions

*Lipman, P.W., and Hagstrum, J.T., 1992, Jurassic ash-flow sheets, calderas, and related intrusions of the Cordilleran volcanic arc in southeastern Arizona; Implications for regional tectonics and ore deposits: GSA Bull., v.104, p. 32-39.

*Lipman, P.W., and Sawyer, D.A., 1985, Mesozoic ash-flow caldera fragments in southeastern Arizona and their relation to porphyry copper deposits: Geology, (Boulder), v.13, n.9, p. 652-656.

*Marrin, R.F., Stern, T.W., and Mehnert, H.H., 1973, Radiometric ages of igneous rocks from Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties, southeastern Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 1379, 27 p.

*Riggs, N.R., and Haxel, G.B., 1990, The Early to Middle Jurassic magmatic arc in southern Arizona; Plutons to sand dunes; in Gehrels, G.E. and Spencer, J.E., eds., Geologic excursions through the Sonoran desert region, Arizona and Sonora: Ariz. Geol. Survey Special Paper 7, p. 90-103.

*Simons, F.S., Raup, R.B., Hayes, P.T., and Drewes, H., 1966, Exotic blocks and coarse breccias in Mesozoic volcanic rocks of southeastern Arizona: U.S.G.S. Prof. Paper 550-D, p. D12.