This map shows the generalized geology of Alaska, which helps us to understand where potential mineral deposits and energy resources might be found, define ecosystems, and ultimately, teach us about the earth history of the State. Rock units are grouped in very broad categories on the basis of age and general rock type. A much more detailed and fully referenced presentation of the geology of Alaska is available in the Geologic Map of Alaska (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3340). This product represents the simplification of thousands of individual rock units into just 39 broad groups. Even with this generalization, the sheer complexity of Alaskan geology remains evident.
Wilson, F.H., and Labay, K.A., 2016, Alaska geology revealed: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/gip168.
ISSN: 2332-354X (online)
Table of Contents
- Alaskan Geology: An Overview
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Alaska geology revealed|
|Series title||General Information Product|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals|
|Description||1 plate: 60.50 x 41.52 inches|