New Mexico Geological Society

The documents listed below were authored by New Mexico Geological Society.

Here, the topographic expression of structural features is spectacular. The north-south trending Kings Crown Peak-Apache Leap escarpment divides the area into two major topographic units. East of the escarpment is an upland capped by welded dacitic tuff. West of the escarpment, erosion, acting upon faulted basement blocks and thick accumulations of eruptive rocks, has produced a rough terrain at lower elevations. The mining community of Superior is situated in a fault-formed basin in the central part of the area.

Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

The draft EIS public comment period closed November 7, 2019. All 30,000+ comment submittals are now under review for consideration in the compilation of the final EIS.

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website