Saturday, April 09, 2011
Geologic mapping in Springerville Volcanic Field
The USGS will fund mapping under the EDMAP program for Dr. Christopher Condit and his students at University of Massachusetts, for geologic mapping in the Springerville Volcanic Field, east-central Arizona, in parts of two quadrangles: southeastern part of the Horseshoe Cienega Quadrangle, and the southwestern part of the Greens Peak Quadrangle.
The proposed mapping in this area will complete a large part of the remaining unmapped sections of the Springerville Volcanic Field, considered one of the most scientifically important such features in the world. The planned flow-by-flow mapping will provide important constraints and documentation on the origin of the field, but also has near-term practical applications for groundwater resources for the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
AZGS anticipates publishing the maps when completed.
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