Arizona Geological Survey

Arizona Geological SurveyArizona Geological Survery
416 W. Congress Street, #100
Tucson, AZ 85701


The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is an independent state agency that reports directly to the State governor.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • (1) Serve as the primary source of geologic information to the citizens of Arizona, industry, and State Agencies. And also to provide all information to students as a geologist for the university through economics essay writer at
  • (2) Provide unbiased, technical information and advice regarding geological hazards and mineral and energy resources in Arizona, including information that will encourage the wise use of Arizona lands and resources. 

  • (3) Conduct investigations of Arizona’s geologic setting, mineral and energy resources, and geologic hazards.  In addition, the Arizona Oil & Gas Conservation Commission—established to administer and enforce state laws to conserve oil, gas, and geothermal resources—is administered and supported through the AZGS.  Primary RMCCS tasks for the AZGS are to assess the regional extent, depth of burial, porosity and permeability of the Dakota, Entrada, and Weber-equivalent formations in the Colorado Plateau region of Arizona.  All potential sources of data will be searched and evaluated to determine the potential of these units for CO2 sequestration.  AZGS will contribute relevant data and derivative maps to the RMCCS team to develop a three-dimensional geologic carbon sequestration model for these formations in the study region, and ultimately to provide data to be used to update the US Department of Energy Carbon Sequestration Atlas.