- New insights into the hydrogeologic conditions of the eastern Higley and northern Picacho Basins, Florence, AZ
The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) compiled and analyzed physical, geophysical and geologic data for Higley and northern Picacho basins near Florence, Arizona, to evaluate hydrogeologic conditions and boundaries related to groundwater potential. This investigation shows that depth to bedrock, basin fill alluvium, interbedded basalt flows, and faults are more extensive in the two-basin area than previously thought. This may have important ramifications for the volume and distribution of groundwater resources.
- The Arizona Geological Survey’s broadband seismic network (ABSN) now provides a statewide seismic monitoring network that can be used to estimate seismicity rates, the amount of ground-shaking and can provide seismic data that can be used to image subsurface processes.
- They surround you almost anywhere you are in Arizona. They cling to your shoes, they end up in pockets and pant cuffs, they provide a little crunch to that clam chowder you made, they color the water of streams tumbling through mountain canyons, and they wash back and forth in the waves on the shore of an ocean or lake.
- As a newly minted faculty member in geology at the University of Wisconsin in 1964, the opportunity to join Bob Dott in co-teaching our traditional summer “field mapping” course was one I could not refuse.
The Granite Basin laccolith is located in the Mescal Mountains of the San Carlos Indian Reservation, 15 miles ENE of Kearny, Arizona. According to Willden (1964), the feldspar-mica porphyry intruded the Naco Limestone about 62 Ma. Locally, the Pennsylvanian Naco strikes northwesterly and dips about 25 to 30 degrees to the southwest. At the southeastern end of the laccolith, the Naco Limestone is nearly vertical and strikes to the northeast.