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dc.contributor.authorBezy, J.V.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-10T02:44:42Z
dc.date.available2018-11-10T02:44:42Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-31
dc.identifier.citationBezy, J.V., 2016, A Guide to the Geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: The Geology and Life Zones of a Madrean Sky Island. Arizona Geological Survey Down-to-Earth # 22, 83 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/630736
dc.descriptionThis is a non-technical treatment of the geology and ecology of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Arizona. Natural landscapes have distinctive personalities. Each is the product of the interplay of geology, climate, vegetation, time, and often, human activities. The landscapes that form the Santa Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona give that range a unique personality like no other in the American Southwest. Rising as a great mountain island to over 9000 feet in elevation at their summit, Mount Lemmon, the Santa Catalina Mountains are the greatest expanse of high country within the Sonoran Desert (Map A). An unusual dome-like profile (Figure 1) sets it apart from the numerous, steep, sharp-crested mountain ranges in the region. This distinctive profile is a legacy of the range’s remarkable geologic history and the structure of its bedrock. Formed miles deep within Earth’s crust before being exhumed, this ancient structure has guided surface weathering and erosion for millions of years. The result is a mosaic of mountain landscapes of singular beauty and complexity.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherArizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDTE #22
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1679
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectDown-To-Earth Series
dc.subjectBasin and Range Province
dc.subjectMt. Lemmon
dc.subjectPusch Ridge
dc.subjectPima County
dc.subjectCatalina Highway
dc.subjectSanta Catalina
dc.subjectTucson
dc.subjectBasin and Range extension
dc.subjectOracle Granite
dc.subjectmetamorphic core complex
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectsky island
dc.titleA Guide to the Geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: The Geology and Life Zones of a Madrean Sky Island
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csdgm.bounding.south32.3019
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