The USGS will fund three geologic mapping projects in Arizona under the EDMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Program manager Randy Orndorff announced that "for fiscal year 2010 the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program received 57 EDMAP proposals, a large increase over the 41 that were received last year. The number of proposals coupled with an increase in maximum award amounts made this year very competitive. EDMAP will be funding 32 projects from 29 universities working in 20 states. Fifty-nine students will be trained under EDMAP this year."
The 3 Arizona projects, with the faculty advisor listed, are:
University of Arizona, Vance Holliday, Distribution and stratigraphy of late Quaternary lacustrine deposits in the Wilcox Basin, southeastern Arizona, $16,005.00
University of Arizona, Mark Barton, Jurassic magmatism and iron-rich hydrothermal systems in the Palen Mountains and nearby areas, Mojave Desert, California, $15,065.00
University of Massachusetts, Christopher Condit, Geologic mapping in the Springerville volcanic field, Arizona, $25,015.00
Each one of the projects had been reviewed and endorsed by the AZGS.