Friday, May 29, 2009

Verde News - Big Chino: The big water bank

Here ia a Verde News article on the Big Chino aquifer-Where Prescott would like to take its the water to ship in its pipeline to our homes .

Verde News - Big Chino: The big water bank

Harry Allen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gold Prospecting --Old AGS papers

The AGS has put some of the old Gold Papers on the web. Make your fortune this Summer.

AZGS Mineral Resources Gold Prospecting

Harry Allen

Monday, May 11, 2009

Iron King mine fact sheet

The EPA released a fact sheet on our local Super Fund site at the Iron King Mine in Dewey.

IKM May 09.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Stay away from Chaparral Gulch.

Harry Allen

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lost World -- dinosaurs survived mass extinction

News of some lonely Hadrosaurs in New Mexico after the K/T event

Science News Examiner: Evidence shows some large dinosaurs survived mass extinction

Birds may not have been the only Dinosaurs to survive.

Harry Allen

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Toroweap Point - Grand Canyon

Last week we camped at Toroweap Point and had a great View of the Uinkaret lava flow that formed lava falls when it cascaded nearly 3000 feet into the Grand Canyon.

Here is a gigapan of the flow with Lava Falls below on the river.

Harry Allen

Beach Boys song -- Out on the Coconino

Here is a piece from The Geotripper Blog for the summer on the plateau

"In the meantime, for those of you who will be headed out to the open range this summer, especially the southwest that I love so much, I offer another bit of poetry from the archives. In honor of the Beach Boys, it can be set to the tune of "Kokomo" (thanks to our department poet laureate Vicki)

Out on the old plateau
Far away from Modesto
We're camped out on the Navajo
With no place to go
Out on the Coconino

Arches had the wind
Lovely was the Grand Canyon
Cedar Mesa was the best there'd been
It felt like Heaven
Out on the Coconino

Zoraster, disaster, drive a little faster
Chinle, please hurry, we're all a little weary
Jurassic, Triassic, we say it's just fantastic
Colorado Plateau
Out on the Coconino

Just when we start to snooze
CB crackles with Garry's news,
"Hey guys? Can you name that rock,
back there at six o'clock?"
Out on the Coconino

Her Garry! It's scary!
Those cliffs were really hairy
Arches and bridges, volcanoes, faults and itches
Surprises, moonrises, this trip has had some hitches,
but best of all, we're still all
out on the Coconino!

Harry Allen

Field Trip Details

For the May 9 Flagstaff field trip:
Car Pool from Prescott leaves promptly at 7:30 from the Fry's parking lot at Willow Creek and Sandretto. Park behind the Wells Fargo bank.
9:15 Meet at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Regular admission is $7.00. We will split into two group with tours of the therizinosaur exhibit led by Dave Gillette, curator of geology and discoverer of the dinosaur. While one group tours the exhibit, the other group can explore the museum. From 9:15-9:45 Wayne Ranney will be available to describe the geology exhibits at the museum.
12:00 Leave museum, take Rte 180 north and west to Red Mountain.
12:30 Meet at Red Mountain parking lot.
12:30-1:00 Picnic lunch.
1:00-1:30 Hike in to Red Mountain to explore this interesting cinder cone. Nancy Riggs and Ed Wolfe will be available to discuss the geology.