Geology of the Empire Mountains
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    last edited:  10/11/16


Empire Mountains

General Geology of the Empire Mountains

The northern part of the Santa Rita Mountains and the Empire Mountains
to the east consists of a pod of Precambrian granite flanked by a complex block
faulted mass of various rocks including Precambrian granite, Cretaceous sediments
and granite, small pods of Paleozoic sediments, and Tertiary volcanics.


Maps of the Empire Mountains

Views of the Empire Mountains

online references
The Empire Mountains, Pima County, Arizona by F.W. Galbraith   
Southern Arizona Guidebook II, 1959, L.A. Heindl, ed., Arizona Geological Society
pg 126-132               

list of references
Published references on the geology of the Empire Mountains