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Geology and ground-water resources of the Douglas basin, Arizona, with a section on chemical quality of the ground water

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Douglas basin, Arizona, with a section on chemical quality of the ground water; 1955; WSP; 1354; Coates, Donald Robert; Cushman, R. L.; Hatchett, James Lawrence

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The Douglas basin is part of a large northwest-trending intermontane valley, known as the Sulphur Spring Valley, which lies in southeastern Arizona, and extends into northeastern Sonora, Mexico. Maturely dissected mountains rise abruptly from long alluvial slopes and culminate in peaks 3,000 to 4,000 feet above the valley floor, Bedrock in the mountain areas confines drainage on the east and west, and an arc of low hills to the north separates the basin from the Willcox basin of the Sulphur Spring Valley. Drainage of the 1,200 square miles in the Douglas basin is southward into Mexico through Whitewater Draw. The mountains include igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks ranging in age from pre-Cambrian to Tertiary, including Paleozoic [...]

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