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41st Annual
GeoDaze 2013
The University of Arizona Department of Geosciences
April 11 - 13, 2013
GeoDaze 2013 was made possible by generous
donations from
BALFOUR HOLDINGS, Inc.
INDIVIDUALS
Dr. John and Christine Baskin
Karl Flessa and Mari Jensen
John P. Schloderer
Robert Peterson and Barbara Bohn
James F. Hays
Raj and Cynthia Daniel
Sally Meader-Roberts and Doss Roberts
John Guilbert and Dorothy Harelson
Elwood and Della Brooks
Richard and Martha Pfirman
Gary and Yvonne Huckleberry
Dr. Mary Kay O’Rourke
Jerome Kendall and Jen-Claire Phillips
Dr. Robert and Barbara Laughon
John and Wilhelmina Dreier
Gerard and Byoung Sun Beaudoin
Peter L. Kresan
Terrence M. Gerlach
Miles G. Shaw
Anthony and Nancy Ann Ching
Richard D. Jones
Marc and Helene Sbar
Leslie D. McFadden
Thomas Biggs
John and Mirable Sweet
Constance N. Knight
Carlotta B. Chernoff
Amanda Reynolds
Sarah E. Tindall
Michael Fellows
Lynn Peyton and Rich Bottjer
Kerry Inman and Denby Auble
Sponsors listed as of March 20, 2013. Later sponsors will be acknowledged on
the website.
Cover photo courtesy www.backcountrygallery.com
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WELCOME
We are pleased to welcome you to the 41st annual GeoDaze! GeoDaze is a
research symposium organized by volunteers from the Department of Geosciences
that features groundbreaking research from undergraduate and graduate students.
Each year, GeoDaze is made possible by generous donations from individuals and
corporate sponsors. We sincerely appreciate your continued support!
GeoDaze allows students to present their research to an enthusiastic
audience of faculty, industry professionals, peers, and the general public. For the
third year, GeoDaze is collaborating with the other departments in the School of
Earth and Environmental Sciences to bring you EarthWeek. Inclusion within this
celebration of scientific research promotes interdisciplinary discussion, collaboration,
and exposure for all of the participating departments. A full schedule of EarthWeek
events is included on page 5 of this program. We encourage you to take advantage
of all that EarthWeek has to offer.
This year GeoDaze is proud to present 32 oral and 27 poster presentations
from Geosciences graduate and undergraduate students. The diversity of these
presentations is reflective of the Department of Geosciences’ drive to integrate earth
science research “from core to clouds”. They include research in economic geology,
tectonics and geochemistry, geophysics, geomorphology, geoarcheology,
paleoclimate, climate dynamics, paleoecology, paleontology, detrital zircon
geochronology, and geoscience education. In addition, one representative from the
Department of Geosciences has been selected to participate in the EarthWeek
Plenary Session, “Heat in the Earth and Atmosphere”, alongside representatives
from the other SEES departments.
GeoDaze is proud to host Dr. David Montgomery from the University of
Washington as our keynote speaker. Dr. Montgomery is internationally recognized
for his research in the field of geomorphology and his critically acclaimed novels that
focus on the intersection between earth science and society. We invite you to attend
Dr. Montgomery’s presentation entitled “Megafloods down the Tsangpo River gorge,
eastern Tibet” at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 12th in the North Ballroom.
In accordance with tradition, many exciting “extracurricular” events will take
place during GeoDaze. The GeoDaze slide show will surely embarrass and entertain
at 4pm on Friday. Soon after, our panel of faculty judges will present awards to the
best talks and posters in each session as well as the overall runner up and best
talks. All attendees of GeoDaze are invited to attend the GeoDaze party. Rumor
has it that the margaritas will be flowing and the sunset will be beautiful at the home
of Dr. George Zandt and Dr. Susan Beck. Make sure to save some energy for the
GeoDaze field trip on Saturday. This year the trip will focus on copper mining in the
Tucson area and feature tours of the proposed Rosemont mine site and the
operational Silver Bell mine.
We would like to thank all of those that helped with organizing GeoDaze this
year. Without your tireless efforts GeoDaze could not be the success it is!
Caitlin Orem and Drew Laskowski
Co-Chairs, 2013 GeoDaze Symposium
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COMMITTEE
Co-chairs………………………………………..Andrew Laskowski and Caitlin Orem
Outreach…………………………………………………………………….Kate Metcalf
Audio/Video………………………………………….Adam Hudson and Devon Orme
Publications………………………………………..Jordon Bright and Rebecca Caroli
Treasurer…………………………………………………………………Joshua Spinler
Slideshow…………………………………………………………………..Devon Orme
Field Trip……………………………………………………………………..Kevin Ward
Refreshments…………………………………………………...Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia
Webmaster…………………………………………………………………..Alissa Scire
Awards………………………………..Shaunna Morrison and Andrea Lynn Stevens
Fundraising……………………………………Kathleen Compton and Connor Nolan
Correspondence……………………………………Erin Harris-Parks and Ted Cross
Registration…………....Brandon Bishop, Carson Richardson, and Rachel Cajigas
DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES INFORMATION
Department of Geosciences
The University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson Building
1040 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520-621-6000
Fax: 520-621-2672
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
GeoDaze 2013 Donors……..…………………………………………….1
GeoDaze 2013 Welcome...………………………………………………2
GeoDaze 2013 Committee………………….……………………………3
EarthWeek Schedule………………….…………………………………..5
Schedule of Events………………………………………………………..6
Day 1 Thursday, April 11……………………………………6-11
Economic Geology
Tectonics and Geochemistry
GeoDaze Poster Session
Geophysics
Geomorphology
Day 2 Friday, April 12………………………………………12-13
EarthWeek Oral Plenary Session “Heat in the Earth And Atmosphere”
GeoDaze and Plenary Poster Session
EarthWeek Keynote Speaker
Craig Childs
Climate and Paleoclimate
Geoscience Education
GeoDaze Keynote Speaker
Dave Montgomery
Slideshow
Awards and Closing Remarks
GeoDaze Dinner Party!
Maps and Directions…………………………………………………14-16
Field Trip Guide………………………………………………………17-18
Download a complete version of the GeoDaze 2013 Program with
Abstracts: http://earth.geo.arizona/geodaze/13/schedule.html
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EarthWeek Schedule
Tuesday, April 9
Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building
Tuesday, April 9
Lobby
LTRR
Building Tours and Informal Talks
Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12
Student Union Memorial Center Level 3
North
Ballroom
Wednesday, April
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Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
El Día del Agua
Oral Sessions
GeoDaze
Oral Sessions
EarthWeek
Plenary Session
Oral Session
Poster Session
GeoDaze
Oral Sessions
Keynote:
Dr. Abe Springer
Keynote:
David Montgomery
Awards and
Slideshow
South
Ballroom
El Día del Agua
Lunch Address:
Maria Baier
All Posters
Catalina
Room
SWESx
Oral Sessions
Rincon
Room
AIR
Oral Sessions
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All Posters
GeoDaze Thursday, April 11, 2013
8:00-8:15
Welcome and Coffee
8:15-10:15 Economic Geology
SUMC North Ballroom
8:15
THE TIMING AND RELATIONSHIPS OF NA-CA AND K-CA
ALTERATION TO GOLD SKARNS AT COPPER BAIN, NEVADA
Caleb King
8:30
CONTRASTING TYPES OF FE- AND CU-MINERALIZATION,
YERINGTON DISTRICT, NEVADA
Simone Runyon
8:45
TIMING OF LARAMIDE-AGE MAGMATISM AND MINERALIZATION IN
THE CENTRAL MINING DISTRICT, NEW MEXICO
J.D. Mizer, Mark Barton
9:00
TIME-SPACE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG MAGMATISM, ALTERATION,
AND MINERALIZATION IN THE CENTRAL MINING DISTRICT OF SW
NEW MEXICO
Cody-John Davis
9:15
AN INTEGRATED VIEW OF JURASSIC IRON-OXIDE-RICH
HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS, SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND
WESTERN ARIZONA
James Girardi
9:30
LOCALIZED SYNOROGENIC REMOBILIZATION OF CU-CO ORES IN
THE CENTRAL AFRICAN COPPERBELT
Isabel Fay
9:45
MINERALOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL VECTORS OF GOLD
MINERALIZATION AT THE HOYLE POND GOLD MINE, TIMMINS,
ONTARIO
Jack Gibbons, Thomas Monecke, Nigel Kelly
10:00 A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING
MICROPOROUS HETEROSILICATES
Shelby Rader, Aaron Celestian, Michael Powers
10:15-10:30 BREAK
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10:30-12:00 Tectonics and Geochemistry
SUMC North Ballroom
10:30 LATE CRETACEOUS TRANSITION FROM FLEXURAL SUBSIDANCE
TO DYNAMIC SUBSIDANCE
Clayton S. Painter, Barbara Carrapa
10:45 DETRITAL ZIRCON PROVENANCE OF CRETACEOUS THROUGH MIDTERTIARY STRATA OF THE FOUR CORNERS REGION,
SOUTHWESTERN NORTH AMERCIA
Mark Pecha, George Gehrels
11:00 PROVENANCE AND METAMORPHISM OF THE INDUS-YARLUNG
SUTURE MÉLANGE NEAR LOPU KANGRI, TIBET
Kate Metcalf, Paul Kapp, Drew Laskowski, Devon Orme
11:15 BASIN EVOLUTION AND EXHUMATION OF THE LATE CRETACEOUSEARLY EOCENE WESTERN XIGAZE FOREARC BASIN, SOUTHERN
TIBET
Devon A. Orme, Barbara Carrapa, Peter Reiners
11:30 EARLY MIOCENE PALEOELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN CHILE:
INSIGHTS FROM AN UNCONVENTIONAL PALEOALTIMETER
Matthew P. Dettinger, Jay Quade
11:45 EFFECTS OF U-TH-RICH GRAIN BOUNDARY PHASES ON APATITE
HELIUM DATES
Kendra E Murray, Devon A. Orme, Peter W. Reiners
12:00-1:00
LUNCH
1:00-2:00
GeoDaze Poster Session
SUMC South Ballroom
Poster presentations from all GeoDaze participants will be on display during both
this session and during the Friday Geodaze/Plenary Poster Session.
Climate, Paleoclimate, Paleoecology, and Paleontology
G01: PALEOCLIMATE AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION
OF LAKE MALAWI, EAST AFRICA [SITE MAL05-2A] OVER THE PAST 75 KA
Wan Fadhilah Wan Mohd Hanizan, Andrew S. Cohen
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G02: PALEOECOLOGICAL STUDY OF KIGOMA BAY, LAKE TANGANYIKA,
TANZANIA, AFRICA, FROM SEDIMENT CORE
Jack Simmons
G03: VEGETATION, CLIMATE, AND WEATHERING IN TROPICAL
LACUSTRINE RIFT BASINS
Sarah Ivory, Michael McGlue, Anne-Marie Lézine, Annie Vincens, Geoff Ellis,
Meg Blome, Andy Cohen, Robert Lyons, Chris Scholz
G04: A CONTINUATION OF A STUDY COMPARING BODY SIZE WITH
LENGTH OF HINGE TEETH IN LENTIDIUM MEDITERRANEUM
Rachel Feuerbach
Geophysics
G05: BUILDING A REGIONAL VELOCITY MODEL FOR OFFSHORE GUINEA
BASED ON 2-D AND 3-D SEISMIC VELOCITY DATA
Saba Keynejad
G06: VERTICAL VELOCITY FIELD OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES
USING THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PLATE BOUNDARY
OBSERVATORY (PBO)
Siti Nurul Izzati Binti Mohd Haata, Richard A. Bennet
G07: OBSERVING THE CHANGES IN THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD
DURING THE MIOCENE
Ada Dominguez, Rob Van der Voo
G08: SEISMIC CONSTRAINTS ON CRITICAL ZONE STRUCTURE IN STREAM
CATCHMENTS WITHIN VALLES CALDERA, NEW MEXICO
Jared Olyphant, Roy Johnson, Jon Pelletier
Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology
G09: GEOMORPHIC RESPONSES TO HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN
A LITTLE COLORADO RIVER HEADWATER TRIBUTARY IN WEST-CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO
Jill Onken
G10: THE MODERN RIO BERMEJO MEGAFAN, CENTRAL ANDEAN
FORELAND BASIN
Preston Smith, Michael McGlue, Devon Orme, Barbara Carrapa, Andrew Cohen
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G11: GEOARCHAEOLOGY AT YANGGUANZHAI, CHINA: AN EXAMINATION
OF SOIL-STRATIGRAPHY AT A MIDDLE NEOLITHIC SITE IN THE WEI RIVER
VALLEY
Jennifer Kielhofer
G12: A PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF WEEDEN ISLAND POTTERY TO
DETERMINE THE PROVENANCE OF SACRED AND SECULAR WARES
Erin Harris-Parks
Structure and Tectonics
G13: THE KHAIRENITAR KLIPPE IN CENTRAL NEPAL
Edward Cross, Peter DeCelles, Tank Ojha
G14: THE LIUGU CONGLOMERATE, SOUTHERN TIBET: EARLY MIOCENE
BASIN DEVELOPMENT RELATED TO DEFORMATION WITHIN THE
GREATER COUNTER THRUSTS
Ryan Leary, Peter DeCelles, Jay Quade
G15: BASEMENT-INVOLVED FAULT PROPAGATION FOLDING AS A
MECHANISM FOR INVERSION OF THE CRETACEOUS SALTA RIFT,
NORTHWEST ARGENTINA
Cullen Kortyna, Peter G. DeCelles, Barbara Carrapa
G16: CLIMATE VS. TECTONICS: THE CONTROLLING FORCE OF EROSION
AT A CONTINENTAL SCALE IN THE ANDES OF SOUTH AMERICA
Andrea Stevens
G17: FAULT ROCKS OF TANQUE VERDE WASH, TUCSON, AZ
Warren Allen
G18: USING GPS DATA TO CALCULATE STRIKE AND DIP OF LOW ANGLE
STRUCTURES IN THE CATALINA FAULT ZONE
Phillip McFarland, George Davis
Detrital Zircon Geochronology of Modern Rivers
G19: DETRITAL ZIRCON U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF THE CAMPBELL AND
AQUA CALIENTE WASHES, TUCSON, AZ
Patricia Mattille, Westin Skillings
G20: U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS FROM THE
CAMPBELL AND AGUA CALIENTE WASHES
Westin Skillings, Patricia Matille
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G21: U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY OF THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER IN SOUTHERN
ARIZONA
Ribika Bikila, Emily Ryan, Jenson Brimmer
G22: DETRITAL ZIRCON AGES OF THE SALT RIVER CANYON
Kojo Plange, Nathan Hendler, Joe Foster
G23: ZIRCON AGES OF SEDIMENT FROM THE CONNECTICUT RIVER
Kristen Joyse, Jade Bowers, Daniel Young
Economic Geology
G24: DOES RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY REVEAL SHOCK IN MAFIC
MINERALS?
Amber Keske, Esther Posner
G25: CHARACTERIZATION OF AQUATIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF STREAM
REACHES AFFECTED BY PAST MINING ACTIVITY, PROVIDENCIA CANYON
WATERSHED, SE ARIZONA
Lacy H. Tritz, Floyd Gray
G26: STATISTICAL TESTS FOR ALIGNMENT OF VOLCANIC VENTS FROM
SAN BERNARDINO VOLCANIC FIELD, ARIZONA AND SUBSURFACE
CIRCULAR FEATURES
James Broermann
Geoscience Education
G27: DIGGING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF GEOLOGISTS: THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF SCIENCE SATURDAY ACADEMY
Elysse N. Hernandez, Phil Stokes, Karl Flessa
2:00-2:15
BREAK
2:15-4:00
Geophysics
SUMC North Ballroom
2:15
USING RECEIVER FUNCTIONS TO MAP THE UNDER-SIDE OF THE
NORTH CENTRAL ANDES
Jamie Ryan, Susan Beck, George Zandt, Lara Wagner, Estela Minaya,
Hernando Tavera
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2:30
RECEIVER FUNCTION RESULTS FOR THE PERUVIAN FLAT SLAB
SUBDUCTION REGION
B.T. Bishop, Susan Beck, George Zandt
2:45
VARIATIONS IN LITHOSPHERIC STRUCTURE AND SLAB GEOMETRY
UNDER THE CENTRAL ANDES FROM TELESEISMIC TOMOGRAPHY
Alissa Scire, George Zandt, Susan Beck, Cernal Biryol
3:00
INVESTIGATING THE TECTONICS OF THE ANATOLIAN PLATE USING
AMBIENT NOISE TOMOGRAPHY
Jonathan R. Delph, Susan L. Beck, George Zandt
3:15
IMAGING A MODERN CORDILLERAN BATHOLITH UNDER THE
CENTRAL ANDES: IMPLICATIONS FOR PLATEAU GROWTH
Kevin M. Ward, George Zandt, Susan L. Beck
3:30
POST-SEISMIC DEFORMATION FOLLOWING THE M7.2 APRIL 4, 2010
EL-MAYOR CUCAPAH EARTHQUAKE FROM GPS GEODESY
Joshua Spinler, Richard Bennett
3:45
A REVISED PALEO-RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EQUATORIAL
ATLANTIC FROM NEW MAGNETIC, GRAVITY, AND SEISMIC
REFLECTION DATA, OFFSHORE GUINEA
Russ Edge
4:00
POST-RIFT EXTENSION AND VOLCANISM ON THE GUINEA
PLATEAU, WEST AFRICA – LINKED TO GRIMALDI-BATHYMETRISTS
SEAMOUNT MAGMATISM?
Noah McDougall
4:15-4:30
BREAK
4:30-5:00
Geomorphology
SUMC North Ballroom
4:30
DISTINGUISHING VOLCANIC AND FLUVIAL ACTIVITY IN MANGALA
VALLES, MARS VIA GEOMORPHIC MAPPING
Amber Keske, Alfred McEwen
4:45
QUANTIFYING GEOMORPHIC CHANGE USING AIRBORNE AND
TERRESTRIAL LiDAR FOLLOWING THE LAS CONCHAS FIRE, VALLES
CALDERA, NEW MEXICO
Caitlin A. Orem, Jon Pelletier
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GeoDaze Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00-10:00 Plenary Session
SUMC North Ballroom
ATMO: HABOOBS IN ARIZONA AMIDST A HOT, ARID AND CHANGING
SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
Aishwarya Raman
HWR: WATER BALANCE IN A WARMER WORLD: WILL FOREST DIE-OFF
HELP US BEAT THE HEAT?
Joel Biederman
GEOS: THE HEAT IS ON: THE THERMAL AND HYDROLOGICAL
FINGERPRINT OF WARMING IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC
Diane M. Thompson, Julia Cole, Sandy Tudhope
LTRR: DRIVERS OF HOT FIRES: A MULTI-MILLENIAL RECONSTRUCTION
OF WILDFIRE EVENTS IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO
Erica Bigio
SWES: BOMB-EATING MICROBES: REDUCTIVE BIOTRANSFORMATION OF
2, 4-DINITROANISOLE (DNAN) AND MICROBIAL TOXICITY
Christopher Olivares
10:00-11:00 GeoDaze/Plenary Poster Session
SUMC South Ballroom
Poster presentations from all EarthWeek participants, including GeoDaze.
11:00-12:00 EarthWeek Keynote Speaker
Craig Childs “Apocalyptic Planet”
12:00-1:00
LUNCH
1:00-2:30
Climate and Paleoclimate
1:00
MODELING THE POLLEN AND VEGETATION RELATIONSHIPS FOR
COMPARING SIMULATED VEGETATION WITH FOSSIL POLLEN DATA
Yao Liu, Stephen Jackson, Christopher J. Paciorek, Kiona Ogle
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1:15
A GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE-DRIVEN VEGETATION
CHANGE FROM THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM TO PRESENT
Connor Nolan, Stephen Jackson, Jonathan Overpeck, Simon Brewer
1:30
LATEST PLEISTOCENE PALEOHYDROLOGY OF WILCOX BASIN,
SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA: PALEOCLIMATIC IMPLICATIONS FOR
WESTERN NORTH AMERICA
Andrew Kowler, Jordon Bright
1:45
A 4500-YEAR-LONG RECORD FROM SOUTH SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN
PRODUCTIVITY AND TEMPERATURE: LAKE BOTTOM SEDIMENT
CORES OF BLUE LAKE
Jesse G Martinez
2:00
A 3000-YEAR-LONG RECORD OF SOUTHWESTERN DUSTINESS
Cody Routson, Jonathan Overpeck, Connie Woodhouse
2:15
CAVE OR CLIMATE: WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO HETEROGENEITY
AND VARIABILITY IN SPELEOTHEM RECORDS OF NORTH
AMERICAN MONSOON RAINFALL?
Sarah Truebe, Julia Cole, Toby Ault, Ali Kimbrough, Gideon Henderson,
Heidi Barnett, Stephan Hlohowskyj
2:30-2:45
2:30
Geoscience Education
WHY SO FEW HISPANICS MAJOR IN GEOSCIENCE
Philip J. Stokes, Karl Flessa, Roger Levine
2:45-3:00
BREAK
3:00-4:00
GeoDaze Keynote Speaker
Dave Montgomery “Megafloods down the Tsanpgo River gorge, eastern Tibet.”
4:00-4:30
GeoDaze 2013 Slideshow
Located in the North Ballroom of the Student Union.
4:30-5:00
Awards and Closing Remarks
Located in the North Ballroom of the Student Union.
6:30-11:00
GeoDaze Dinner Party
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CAMPUS MAP
STUDENT UNION IS BUILDING No. 19 (BLACK CIRCLE) AND GOULD
SIMSPSON BUILDING No. 77 (BLACK SQUARE)
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MAP OF STUDENT UNION
ALL TALKS WILL BE LOCATED IN THE NORTH GRAND BALLROOM
ALL POSTERS WILL BE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH GRAND BALLROOM
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MAP FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (A) TO SUE BECK and
GEORGE ZANDT’S HOUSE (B) FOR DINNER PARTY
Dinner service and open bar provided by El Saguarito will begin at 6:30 pm.
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Fieldtrip
Copper Mining in the Tucson Area
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The field trip will focus on copper mines in the Tucson area. The first half of the
trip will be at the Rosemont Copper proposed mine site near Sonoita, AZ in the
foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains. Jeff Cornoyer, Rosemont Copper geologist,
will lead a driving tour on the area’s geology and the plans for the mine. The
second half of the trip will be at the Silver Bell Mine in Marana, AZ. Dr. Spencer
Titley and the SilverBell Geology team (Jim Lombard, Kim Wilson, and Christine
Willmott) will present on the geology and mining taking place at the active mine.
SCHEDULE
8:00 am- Gather in the loading dock of Gould-Simpson (NW corner of GouldSimpson building) for introduction and materials.
8:30 am- High-occupancy vans depart for Rosemont Copper Company
(Rosemont) Operations near Sonoita, AZ.
10:00 am- Arrive at Rosemont and begin guided tour of Rosemont Copper
Project proposed mining site.
12:00 am- Break for lunch (provided) in scenic Santa Rita Mountains near
proposed mining site.
1:00 pm- Depart Rosemont for Silver Bell Mine near Marana, AZ.
2:30 pm- Arrive at Silver Bell Mine and begin guided tour with Dr. Spencer Titley.
5:00 pm- Depart Silver Bell Mine for University of Arizona.
6:00 pm- Arrive at Gould-Simpson loading dock.
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Fieldtrip Information
Transportation
Each attendant will have a place reserved in a high-occupancy van or approved
personal vehicle for the full fieldtrip time. Because we will be participating in
guided-driving tours we would appreciate that no personal vehicles are used for
the fieldtrip. Also, because we have a full day of traveling and tours, please be
considerate to other fieldtrip participants and arrive on time for departure.
Tours
Because we will be participating in mine tours STRICT GUIDELINES about
apparel must be followed. All participants must have STURDY CLOSED-TOE
SHOES (hiking boots, not sneakers), LONG PANTS (cover the full leg), and
LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT (no need to wear all day, but have a shirt that covers
your full arm). All participants who do not show up with suitable clothing will
not be allowed to participate. Additional gear such as hard hats and vests will
be provided.
The tour at the proposed Rosemont mining site will include an
introduction/orientation at the Rosemont ranch covering geology, mineralization,
future mine site plans, etc., followed by a reclamation testing site tour and a drive
to the overlook of the future mine site where lunch will be provided.
The tour at Silver Bell Mine will be led by Dr. Spencer Titley and will include
orientation (geology, safety, etc.), followed by a driving tour to different parts of
the mine to view mining operations and production. It is common to see big horn
sheep at the mine site.
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