Offset of Tertiary arcs on the Alaska Peninsula: A section in Geological Survey research, fiscal year 1981

Professional Paper 1375
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Abstract

Geologic mapping and potassium-argon dating by R. L. Detterman, F. H. Wilson, J. E. Case, and Nora Shew in the Ugashik and western part of the Karluk quadrangles have shown that the Eocene and Oligocene volcanic arc continues into these quadrangles from the south in the Chignik and Sutwik Island quadrangles. Surface exposures of the arc extend northward to approximately 57°30'N., or midway through the Ugashik quadrangle, but none are observed north of that point. Subsurface drill-hole data (Brockway and others, 1975) indicate continuation of the arc, possibly offset to the northwest of the northernmost known surface exposures.

In the extreme northern part of the Ugashik and Karluk quadrangles, volcanic rocks again become important. These volcanic rocks are as yet undated; however, they may be related to the Katmai late Tertiary volcanic centers.

Like the early Tertiary volcanic arc, the present-day Aleutian arc is also offset to the northwest in the northern part of the Ugashik and Karluk quadrangles. No major offset of the Mesozoic rocks is indicated through the offset zone; this fact suggests a change in the Tertiary tectonic regime in the area of the offset.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Offset of Tertiary arcs on the Alaska Peninsula: A section in Geological Survey research, fiscal year 1981
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1375
DOI 10.3133/70180414
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Geological Survey research, fiscal year 1981 (Professional Paper 1375)
First page 79
Last page 79
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Alaska Peninsula, Karluk quadrangle, Ugashik quadrangle
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