Correlation of pre-Carboniferous carbonate successions of northern Alaska

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Edited by: Dennis K. Thurston and Kazuya Fujita

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Abstract

Fault-bounded successions of pre-Carboniferous (meta)carbonate rocks occur throughout northern Alaska. Successions studied in detail are those in the York Mountains (Seward Peninsula), the western and eastern Baird Mountains (western Brooks Range), the Snowden Mountain area (central Brooks Range), and the Sublik and Sadlerochit Mountains (eastern Brooks range); they are correlated on the basis of the lithofacies and conodont biostratigraphy. Available lithologic and biogeographic data are best explained by postulating that these successions accumulated on a single continental margin or platform that had faunal exchange with both Siberia and North America, rather than on a series of discrete platforms juxtaposed by later tectonic events.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Correlation of pre-Carboniferous carbonate successions of northern Alaska
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publisher location Anchorage, AK
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings: 1992 international conference on Arctic margins (MMS 94-0040)
First page 65
Last page 69
Conference Title 1992 International Conference on Arctic Margins (ICAM)
Conference Location Anchorage, AK
Conference Date September 2-3, 1992
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Brooks Range, Eastern Baird Mountains, Sadlerochit Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Shublik Mountains, Western Baird Mountains, York Mountains
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