KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
La Paz County
Santa Cruz County
Basin and Range Province
Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona
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CitationWright, P.L., Trapp, R. A., Reynolds, S.J., Richard, S.M. and Pierce, W.S., 1985, Theses and Dissertations on Arizona Geology 1891-1978. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-85-10, 146 p.
DescriptionThis report contains a comprehensive list of theses and dissertations, completed between 1891 and 1978, on Arizona geology and related subjects, such as hydrology. The compilation includes a main list of theses and dissertations, alphabetized by author, and two supplementary indexes. Index A is a statewide subject index, which lists the author, date, and physiographicgeologic province or provinces encompassed by each thesis and dissertation. This index will enable the user to assess which theses cover a specific subject and to narrow the search to one or more physiographic provinces (Colorado Plateau, Transition Zone, or Basin and Range). Additional discrimination by area is provided in Index B, which lists the author and date of each thesis by province, county, and specific area (e.g., San Francisco volcanic field, Sunset Crater). All province designations use the province boundaries defined by Peirce (1984; see also Figure 1).
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Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Bisbee Group in the Whetstone Mountains, Pima and Cochise Counties, Southeastern ArizonaDickinson, W. R.; Archibald, Lawrence Eben; Schreiber, Joseph F., Jr.; Flessa, Karl; Archibald, Lawrence Eben (The University of Arizona., 1982)The Aptian-Santonian(?) Bisbee Group in the Whetstone Mountains comprises 2375 m of clastic sedimentary rocks and limestones. The basal Glance Conglomerate unconformably overlies the Pennsylvanian-Permian Naco Group. It consists of limestone conglomerates which were deposited in proximal alluvial fan environments. The superadjacent Willow Canyon Formation contains finer grained rocks which were deposited in the distal portions of alluvial fans. The lacustrine limestones in the Apache Canyon Formation interfinger with and overlie these alluvial fan facies. The overlying Shellenberger Canyon Formation is composed mostly of terrigenous rocks derived from westerly terranes. This formation contains thick sequences of fluvio-deltaic facies as well as a thin interval of estuarine deposits which mark a northwestern extension of the marine transgression in the Bisbee -Chihuahua Embayment. The youngest formation (Upper Cretaceous?) in the Bisbee Group, the Turney Ranch Formation, consists of interbedded sandstones and marls which were deposited by fluvial and marine(?) processes.
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE NORTHEASTERN RINCON MOUNTAINS, COCHISE AND PIMA COUNTIES, ARIZONALingrey, Steven Howard (The University of Arizona., 1982)The northeastern Rincon Mountains record a superposed history of low-angle normal-slip shear strain. Moderate- to low-angle faults, mapped previously as Laramide thrust faults, are recognized as normal faults of Tertiary age. Two faults are predominant: a younger-overolder ductile fault forms the base of a metasedimentary carapace, a ductile shear zone (decollement zone) of southwest vergent slip, and an older-over-younger (locally younger-over-older) fault named herein as the San Pedro basal detachment fault forms a brittle shear surface of west-southwest slip. The decollement zone is characterized by passive-slip folding, flexural-flow folding, boudinage, stretched pebbles, and low-angle ductile normal faults. Structural analysis reveals southwest- ergent simple shear strain with a component of superimposed pure shear strain (vertical flattening). The San Pedro basal etachment fault underlies a faulted, distended allochthon. The internal structure of the allochthon is characterized by an imbricate shingling of tilted fault blocks against west-dipping normal faults, suggesting emplacement from the east by an extensional and/or gravitional mechanism. Detachment faulting involved Late Oligocene sedimentary rocks yet cuts ∼26 m.y. old dikes. Mid-Miocene (?) faults form north-trending fault blocks which have rotated rocks of the metamorphic basement and the allochthon eastward. High-angle normal faults of the Basin and Range disturbance form an eastern fault margin across which the northeastern Rincon Mountains have been uplifted. The deformation recorded in the northeastern Rincon Mountains is interpreted to reflect mid-Tertiary crustal extension. Early structural elements define a ductile shear zone which is either truncated or overprinted by a subsequently thinner zone of brittle shear. The shear zone descends stratigraphically westward across the Rincon Mountains. Reconstructions of its mid-Tertiary configuration show the shear zone to be a surface of normal-slip. Displacement near the surface is by brittle shear, but is progressively replaced by ductile shear down-dip. Evolution of the surface superimposes the region of brittle shear against the region of ductile shear. Late Cenozoic block faulting has segmented, tilted, and exhumed the surface.