Geologic map of the Cameron 30' x 60' quadrangle, Coconino County, northern Arizona

Scientific Investigations Map 2977
Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service, the Navajo Nation, and the Hopi Tribe
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This geologic map is the result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service in collaboration with the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe to provide regional geologic information for resource management officials of the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Navajo Indian Reservation (herein the Navajo Nation), the Hopi Tribe, and for visitor information services at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona as well as private enterprises that have lands within the area.

The Cameron 30’ x 60’ quadrangle encompasses approximately 5,018 km2 (1,960 mi2) within Coconino County, northern Arizona and is bounded by longitude 111° to 112° W., and latitude 35°30’ to 36° N. The map area is within the southern Colorado Plateaus geologic province (herein Colorado Plateau). The map area is locally subdivided into six physiographic areas: the Grand Canyon (including the Little Colorado River Gorge), Coconino Plateau, Marble Plateau, Little Colorado River Valley, Moenkopi Plateau, and the San Francisco Volcanic Field as defined by Billingsley and others, 1997 (fig. 1). Elevations range from about 2,274 m (7,460 ft) at the south rim of Grand Canyon along State Highway 64 to about 994 m (3,260 ft) in the Grand Canyon, northeast quarter of the map area.

The Cameron quadrangle is one of the few remaining areas near the Grand Canyon where uniform geologic mapping was needed for geologic connectivity of the regional geologic framework that will be useful to federal, state, and private land resource managers who direct environmental and land management programs such as range management, biological studies, flood control, and water resource investigations. The geologic information presented will support future and ongoing local geologic investigations and associated scientific studies of all disciplines within the Cameron quadrangle area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic map of the Cameron 30' x 60' quadrangle, Coconino County, northern Arizona
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 2977
ISBN 9781411319882
DOI 10.3133/sim2977
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description Map Sheet: 38 x 52 inches; Pamphlet: 33 p.
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino County
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale 1
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