Map with Special Reference to the Geologic and Mineral Maps of Arizona
KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
La Paz County
Santa Cruz County
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DescriptionA map is a symbolic or pictorial representation of particular features that may be either natural or man-made and which exist throughout a given portion of the earth's surface or crust. This being the situation, it follows logically as a precept of map-making, that it (the map) always should be designed to show to the best advantage possible the specific phenomena which the map is designed to portray. The more common types of maps are those that diagrammatically depict conditions as they would appear on the surface when viewed from above, as from an airplane. These maps, showing the relative positions of features in a horizontal plane, are called "plan maps" or "areal maps." Other, more specialized diagrams may be developed also to present a sectional picture such as that of an end-view or a side-view of given phenomena. Thus, these drawings show conditions which reach in depth rather than throughout a horizontal extent, as is the case of plan maps. When they are made to depict an end-view, they are called "cross-sections" or, sometimes, "elevations"; when the diagram is prepared to demonstrate a side-view, it is designated as a "longitudinal-section" or a "profile." There are several individual areal maps and cross-sections among the collection of the Folio of Geologic and Mineral Maps issued by the Arizona Bureau of Mines, but there are no longitudinal-sections. 11 p.
Series/Report no.Bulletin No. 170
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North Bounding Coordinate37.0402
South Bounding Coordinate31.2625
West Bounding Coordinate-114.697
East Bounding Coordinate-108.984
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