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Arizona Geology

All sorts of content about Arizona geology: its rocks, landforms and deep history.
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Arizona Geological Attractions and Destinations
A selection of Arizona's many geological attractions.

Share Arizona's Geology
Share your photos of Arizona geological attractions.

Arizona Geologic Map
Plus a sketch of the state's geology.

Arizona Peaks
A few choice examples are included in the Western States Peaks Gallery.

Arizona Geology Virtual Tourist
Steve Reynolds of Arizona State University ties hundreds of excellent photos to a 3D state map.

Arizona Geological Survey
The agency has some background on resources, hazards and other practical matters plus the quarterly Arizona Geology.

Arizona Earthquake Information Center
Northern Arizona University hosts this site all about the state's particular seismic situation.

Geology of Arizona National Parks
Thirteen units of the park system are linked from this National Park Service page.

USGS Digital Maps in Arizona
A motley assortment that may have exactly the locality map you need.

Arizona Quarries
An exhaustive list of stone sources from Peggy Perazzo's Quarries and Beyond site.

Barringer or Meteor Crater
First and still the best known of America's cosmic impact sites.

Treasure Tales from Arizona
Thegeozone.com presents detailed information on lost mines and lodes from Arizona.

Central Arizona Tectonic History
The Northern Arizona University geology department hosts this high-octane treatment by Ron Blakey and Travis Loseke.

Grand Canyon Geology
Bob Ribokas puts a great volume of information on this page from the Grand Canyon Explorer site.

Grand Canyon: Common Fossils of the Kaibab Formation
Courtesy of Dave Thayer, who reminds us that collecting is not allowed at Grand Canyon.

Jerome: United Verde Open Pit Mine
Photos of this former copper mine are presented by Betsy Malloy, California for Visitors Guide.

Northern Arizona Rocks and Fossils
The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff has extensive collections.

Phoenix Geology
The Gemland site has a handy guide to the geology of the Valley of the Sun and the nearby Superstition Mountains. Look for the GeoStories and tours sections, too.

San Francisco Volcanic Field
A U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet goes into the violent history of this dramatic mountain cluster near Flagstaff.

Sedona and the Verde Valley
The rocks of this cosmic region are treated in detail by Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University.

Sedona Mineral Club
The Oak Creek Gem and Mineral Club serves Sedona's mineral freaks.

Sunset Crater Field Trip
The Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument site features this user-friendly walking tour.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Let Judy Hedding, About Phoenix Guide, show you the ropes of the biggest rock show of the year.

Arizona Campgrounds
About.com's David Sweet guides you to the best outdoor places to stay.

Arizona Maps
About.com's Matt Rosenberg helps get you oriented.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of Arizona
About.com's Bob Strauss shows them and tells you more.

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