ME home
 
  SME FaceBook SME Twitter SME LinkedIn RSS Feed

Subscriber or
SME Member Log On

WEB-ONLY CONTENT

Go to SME eNEWS

MINING INDUSTRY EVENTS

2019 Ground Control in Mining Conference  - Conference
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Geomin Mine Planning  - Conference
Aug 7, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Copper 2019  - Conference
Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
Future of Mining EMEA 2019  - Conference
Sep 4, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019

METAL PRICES


Au
Ag
Pt
Pd
Ni
Cu
Al
Pb

AGGREGATES
AND MINERALS
MARKETPLACE


http://aggregatesmineralsmarketplace.com
The Mining Engineering, SME and NSSGA
Online Buyers Directory Site
The Online Global Mining and Minerals Library Site
February 2010
Volume 62    Issue 2

Geologic study of gravels of the Agua Fria River, Phoenix, AZ

Mining Engineering, 2010, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 27-27
Langer, W.H.; DeWitt, E.; Adams, D.T.; O'Brien, T.


PREVIEW:

The annual consumption of sand and gravel aggregate in 2006 in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area was about 76 Mt (84 million st) (USGS, 2009), or about 18 t (20 st) per capita. Quaternary alluvial deposits in the modern stream channel of the Agua Fria River west of Phoenix are mined and processed to provide some of this aggregate to the greater Phoenix area. The Agua Fria drainage basin (Fig. 1) is characterized by rugged mountains with high elevations and steep stream gradients in the north, and by broad alluvial filled basins separated by elongated faultblock mountain ranges in the south. The Agua Fria River, the basin’s main drainage, flows south from Prescott, AZ and west of Phoenix to the Gila River. The Waddel Dam impounds Lake Pleasant and greatly limits the flow of the Agua Fria River south of the lake. The southern portion of the watershed, south of Lake Pleasant, opens out into a broad valley where the river flows through urban and agricultural lands to its confluence with the Gila River, a tributary of the Colorado River.



Please login to access this article.

OR

If you are not an SME member, you can join SME by clicking the button below.