Hello! I am leading a Caltech geology field trip to central Arizona May 17-20, and wanted to know if your staff know a good place to take a class out to see a good section of Peach Springs Tuff in outcrop near Kingman. We will be a bit pressed for time on that day so we'd like it to be a roadside sort of stop that doesn't require a hike to get to.
I was also thinking of possibly leading the group through Oatman to talk about the Silver Creek Caldera/area mining history, so would be interested in hearing any recommendations your staff might have on stops to discuss the geology of that area.
I think we can help. AZGS geologist Charles Ferguson is the guy to talk to. Charles first identified the Silver Creek Caldera and its relationship to the Peach Spring Tuff. He's led several field trips to the area and can advise you.
You can find mapping released in Dec. 2017, Geologic map of the Oatman 7 ½' Quadrangle, Mohave County, Arizona, at http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1737