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Correlation of tertiary formations of Alaska

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https://doi.org/10.1306/743735-16BE-11D7-8645000102C1865D

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Abstract

Recent stratigraphic and paleontologic studies have resulted in substantial revision of the age assignments and inter-basin correlations of the Tertiary formations of Alaska as given in both an earlier compilation by P. S. Smith (1939) and a tentative chart prepared for distribution at the First International Symposium on Arctic Geology at Calgary, Alberta (Miller, MacNeil, and Wahrhaftig, 1960). Current work in Alaska by the U. S. Geological Survey and several oil companies is furnishing new information at a rapid rate and further revisions may be expected. The correlation chart (Fig. 1), the first published chart to deal exclusively with the Tertiary of Alaska, had the benefit of a considerable amount of stratigraphic data and fossil collections from some oil companies, but recent surface mapping and drilling by other oil companies in several Tertiary basins undoubtedly must have produced much more information. Nevertheless, the extent of available data justifies the publication of a revised correlation chart at this time.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Correlation of tertiary formations of Alaska
Series title:
AAPG Bulletin
DOI:
10.1306/743735-16BE-11D7-8645000102C1865D
Volume:
45
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1961
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Description:
9 p.
First page:
1801
Last page:
1809
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska