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June 25, 2022 - Scholarship Application Now Open!

The Fall 2022 Scholarship application period is now open! Submit your applications before noon on Friday, August 26, 2022. For more information go to our Scholarship Website or go directly to the Scholarship Application Form.

May 7, 2022 - Matt Crawford, PE MBA - RIP

It's with heavy hearts that we announce that Matt Crawford, PE , MBA, passed away on Saturday May 7th, 2022. Matt had a big personality, was passionate about everything he did, and was overall "good people". He was a rock mechanics engineering expert and made important contributions to the mining industry regionally and internationally during his employment at Call & Nicholas and AECOM. Matt is survived by his wife and three children. No further details have been provided by his family at the moment. 

If you would like to help the Crawford Family in these trying times, please visit their GoFundMe page.

October 5, 2021 - McCraren Memorial Scholarship Fund

On October 5, 2021 our community was stricken by tragedy. Sarah McCraren, our Treasurer, and her husband Michael were in a horrible car accident that took the life of Mike and left Sarah in critical condition.

Friends, Family & the Community have been coming together in this great loss and continued prayers of healing towards Sarah's recovery.

Many have asked how they may help, what they can do...Sarah has asked if anyone would like to make a donation that the funds go to the SME Tucson Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser on November 5th. They will be honoring students who have excelled in their pursuit of degrees in mining and related fields through the University of Arizona.

Her request is not surprising by far, Mike and Sarah are truly givers to our community and compassionate support to those in need.

If you would like to donate directly to the McCraren Scholarship Fund, please go to their GoFundMe page.

A Short History | AZGS

AZGS - History of the Christmas Mine

David Briggs newest contributed report, ‘History of the Christmas Mine, Gila County, Arizona’ , details the geology and the history of mineral exploration and mining at this small porphyry copper deposit 75 miles north of Tucson. More information here...

A Short History | AZGS

AZGS - Mineral Distric and Orogenic Evolution in Arizona ZOOM Presentation (January 14, 2021)

The Arizona Geological Society is inviting you to attend the Mineral Distric and Orogenic Evolution in Arizona Presentation by Jan Rasmussen and Stan Keith (MagmaChem Research Institute).

On January 14, 2021 at 6:30PM (Admittance to ZOOM from 6:00PM).


Read abstract here: AZGS Jan 14 2021 Abstract.docx

AZGS' NEW REPORT: Drill hole data for the Courtland-Gleeson area, Turquoise mining district and southern Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona

Please visit the AZGS blog to read the full report on the data obtained from Courtland-Gleeson area, Turquoise mining district and southern Dragoon Mountains in Cochise County, Arizona.

Link to the full report here: