Donald J. Applebee Jr., geologist and former President of the Arizona Geological Society passed away suddenly on 27 May 2019. Don was a long-time geologist for ASARCO. He was born on 15 Feb. 1958 in Erie, PA, where he grew up. Don was a well known and well respected member of the southern Arizona mining community.
Do you recall the Schultz Fire of 2010 that ravaged the southeast flank of San Francisco Mountain? The team at NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute published a 44-p. report detailing the economic impact of this modest-size fire. The ecological and human impact of the fire lingers on.
At 10:01 a.m. on 27 April 2019, Duncan, Arizona and environs were rocked by an ML 3.6 earthquake. AZGS Research Geoscientist J.Y. Ben-Horin filed this preliminary report.
In March 2019, President Donald Trump signed a public lands bill creating the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage area encompassing parts of Santa Cruz and Pima Counties. This followed more than a decade of effort on the part of U.S.