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Joe Dixon (ASLD) and Nyal Niemuth (AZGS) preparing our exhibit space at SME.

The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) was on hand and shared an exhibit booth with the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) at this year's Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Harvard Collection at the Flandrau 2016

"Harvard is the granddaddy" of mineral collections, said Professor Bob Downs, Curator of the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, as he welcomed an overflow crowd of several hundred people to the unveiling of the American Mineral Heritage: The Harvard Collection at the University of Arizona’s Mineral Museum on February 5th.

Geologic Hazards in Arizona

In 2015, a 250-ton rock slab threatened to crush a power plant at Glen Canyon Dam, an earthquake rattled the Phoenix metropolitan area, and the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil show fueled the Tucson economy to the tune of $120 million. And these were a just a few of the notable geology-related stories that impacted Arizona in the past 12 months.

Preview of 2015 Annual Report

Annual reports are the splintery cross that all bureaucracies must bear! In Arizona, state agencies draft and submit an annual report anchored by the fiscal year.