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April 2014 Newsletter

 AIPG Spring Field Trip

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Jon Spencer of the Arizona Geological Survey will lead the AIPG Arizona Section Spring 2014 Field Trip, which will examine the Metamorphic Core Complex along the Catalina Highway.

To learn more about the details of this event click this link.

2014 Student Poster Session

Sponsored by:  

Our 2nd Annual Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona at the Embassy Suites Hotel (address - 4400 South Rural Road, which is one mile due south of the ASU campus). 

Prizes will be awarded to the best posters.  First prize is $500, second prize is $250 and third prize is $150.  There will also be three honorable mentions at $50 each.

Special geological gifts will be given to each entrant.  Students, who are not members are encouraged to sign up for free Arizona Geological Society membership on the web site or at the meeting. Dinner is gratis for all student members who make a reservation, whether or not they present a poster.

For additional details about this event, please visit the following link:  Info for the Second Annual Arizona Geological Society Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Event.

GSN 2015 Symposium

The Geological Society of Nevada has announced a call for papers to be presented at its 2015 Symposium, which will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno/Sparks, Nevada on May 14-24, 2015.  Co-hosts for this event include the Society of Economic Geologists, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the U. S. Geological Survey.  Its theme is New Concepts and Discoveries.   Anyone wishing to present a paper at this meeting needs to submit a draft abstract no later than May 30, 2014.  For more info on this event visit this link.


AGS Publications 

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April 2014 Dinner Meeting Sponsor

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Upcoming events - Register Here!

24 Apr 2014 6:00 PM • Embassy Suites Hotel, 4400 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
26 Apr 2014 7:00 AM • Oro Valley - parking lot located at the northwest corner of First and Oracle (near Starbucks). Attendees traveling from outside the Tucson area can join the group at the main Christmas gate at 8:30 AM.


Student Dinner Sponsor for 2014

The Arizona Geological Society is grateful to Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold for their generous support of our student members.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold is sponsoring student dinners at the 2014 AGS monthly meetings.


Spring 2014 Field Trip

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the AGS spring field trip is planned for Freeport-McMoRan’s Christmas porphyry copper deposit in Gila County, Arizona. 

The Christmas deposit is situated at the southeastern end of the Dripping Springs Mountains and is one of the last largely undeveloped deposits remaining in the prolific porphyry copper province of southeastern Arizona. The planned program will include an examination of core and stops at significant geologic outcrops in the vicinity of the mine. 

For information about this event, please visit our events page.


Guidebook Web Archive Update

To date, 76 AGS guidebooks have been scanned, verified, and secured.  Of this total 56 are currently available for downloading on this site.  These files are large and they may take a minute or longer to download, depending on your internet speed.

The newest additions to this site include:

*New* Davis, G., and Thorman, C., eds., 1981, Mylonitic tectonites and detachment faults, southeastern Arizona:  Arizona Geological Society Symposium, Relations of tectonics to ore deposits in the southern Cordillera, Arizona Geological Society and University of Arizona mine tour and field trip data for field trip no. 3, March 16-18, 1981, Guidebook, Leaders - George Davis, J. Hardy, S. Lingrey, P. Trever, and Charles Thorman, Coordinator - Phil Gerla., 47 p. 

*New* Dilbert, C., and Davis, S., leaders, 1981, Silver Bell-North Silver Bell deposits:  Arizona Geological Society Symposium, Relations of tectonics to ore deposits in the southern Cordillera, Arizona Geological Society and University of Arizona mine tour and field trip data for field trip no. 10, March 21, 1981, Guidebook, Coordinator - Joe Wilkins, 47 p.

*New* Force, E.R., and Dickinson, W.R., 1993, New work in the San Manuel and Mammoth districts (Pinal County, Arizona) - An introduction via Tucson Wash:  Arizona Geological Society Spring Field Trip, Tucson, Ariz., March 21, 1993, Guidebook, 53 p., scale 1:24,000, 1 sheet.

*New* Sell, James D., Paul, Alexander H., Knight, Matthew J., 1995, Field guide to the Superior District, Pinal County, Arizona:  Arizona Geological Society Fall Field Trip, October 28, 1995, Guidebook, Leaders - Jim Sell, Alex Paul, Matt Knight, 55 p.


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