Geologic Map of the Fountain Hills/Mount McDowell Area, Maricopa County, Arizona
KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
Basin and Range Province
Arizona Dam Butte
Union Hills Group
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CitationSkotnicki, S.J., 1995, Geologic Map of the Fountain Hills/Mount McDowell Area, Maricopa County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-95-16, 1 map sheet, map scale 1:24,000, 28 p.
PublisherArizona Geological Survey (Tucson, AZ)
DescriptionMost of central Arizona is covered with basin sediments composed largely of unconsolidated sands and gravels. These deposits are important to planners, engineers, and geologists as they are the reservoir for vast amounts of groundwater, the source of important industrial materials, and the physical matrix that supports roads and buildings for most of Arizona's inhabitants. In addition, the bedrock geology of this area is complex and interesting, and hosts potentially economic mineral resources. Expanding population and burgeoning development in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area requires more information regarding its geological resources and the spatial distribution of geologic hazards such as flooding that are common to basin environments.
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North Bounding Coordinate33.6996
South Bounding Coordinate33.5029
West Bounding Coordinate-111.857
East Bounding Coordinate-111.629
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