posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 11:20 PM
I know this is rather an "Old" Topic Thread, but as I live in "Tu'c'son AZ." I thought I'd weigh in for some "Background" to help YOU
understand Tucson AZ. K? Tucson is an ancient city started by the Anasazi Hohokam Indians who were farmers along a corridor basically between Tucson &
Phoenix AZ.. There are many ruin cites from invasions believed from Mexicos' ancient Indians. This drove these peoples into the "Cliff Dwellings"
in northern AZ. & into the mountains surrounding Tucson. Tucson sits in a "Bowel" shaped valley that slants from the S.E. down to the West edge of
the Valley at the Base of the Tucson Mtns.. The Santa Catalina Mtns. are the North edge, the Rincon Mtns. are the East edge, the Santa Rita Mtns. are
the Southern edge & theTucson Mtns. are the Western edge of the Valley. The Tucson Mtns. are the smallest of the group & it is here along the Eastern
edge of the Mtns. that a Large "Wash" (dry river bed except during 'Monsoon Season') runs north towards Phoenix, AZ.. In 40+ years out here I have
climbed every inch of these Mtns. around Tucson & it didn't take long to do the Tucson Mtns. as they are really very small. There used to be a
Natural Lake to their East across from the "Rillito Wash" in what is now Downtown Tucson until an Earthquake apparently "Fractured" something
underground draining it permanently. YOU speak of a "Canyon" that I'm sorry to say doesn't exist. The Tucson Mtns. kinda run E./W. & are Volcanic.
This Entire Valley & Mtn. System is FILLED WITH MINERALS of All Types!!! We are world renowned for our Huge Copper Deposits & Mines to get to them.
Our mining is "Open Pit" & the "Rare Earth Elements" dug up while after the "Copper", pay for all the Operations so the Copper is a "Bonus"!!!
Due South of the Tucson Mtns. are Uranium & Copper Mines, due North a large "Flood Plane". So I'm sorry to say there is no "Canyon" in the area.
As far as the Convergence lines etc. YOU may be right, there are certainly enough Minerals in the area, but "Red Rocks" north of Phoenix, AZ. is
where more "Activity" occurs & is "Commercially Promoted" (Yanni @ the Red Rocks Concert?). This IS a "One of a Kind" place & if "Planned Out"
YOU could spend years as I have here never seeing Everything!!! So come if YOU can & "Read Up" by Any Means Possible!!!
NOTE: I have been a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator by the F.C.C. for 38 years & have used the WELL ACCEPTED SPELLING of "U" (..- in C.W.) for the
Word "YOU" BEFORE the "New TEXT Messaging Craze" had even been though of & find (as YOU do) many Abbreviations an Unacceptable Substitute for
knowing how to SPELL!!! However the "U" Abbreviation IS Unmistakable & Saves Space. I guess another example of "One 'Bad Apple' Spoiling the