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Published by Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Marine sediments,
  • Sedimentation and deposition -- Alaska

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Thomas J. Wiley
SeriesOpen-file report -- 86-35, U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 86-35
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13610626M

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Summaries of bedrock geology and geologic history are given for eleven large regions of Alaska and adjacent offshore areas. Twenty topical chapters synthesize data on metamorphic and igneous rocks; major onshore and offshore sedimentary basins; the paleomagnetics evidence for latitudinal displacements and rotations, glacial history and.   Thick accumulations of sedimentary rocks, mostly of Mesozoic and Cenozoic age, underlie major portions of the continental margin (i.e. shelf and slope) and adjacent deeper-water areas that border California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Some of these sedimentary basins have been partly explored, but most of them are undrilled or frontier basins.   Map and Digital Database of Sedimentary Basins and Indications of Petroleum in the Central Alaska Province several exploratory wells that were drilled west of the Central Alaska Province boundary in the offshore Norton basin. Also shown on the map are oil and gas fields in the Cook Inlet region. and other published sources, are numerous. Clasts in adjacent sedimentary basins Age of uplift may be determined when pieces of rock from a mountain were added to the sedimentary sequence; sediment from the Himalaya first appeared around 45 million years ago.

Twenty topical chapters synthesize data on metamorphic and igneous rocks; major onshore and offshore sedimentary basins; the paleomagnetics evidence for latitudinal displacements and rotations, glacial history and periglacial phenomena; and the occurrence, evolution, and potential of Alaska's vast resources of petroleum, coal, and metallic minerals.   (3) Flat‐slab subduction of thick oceanic crust also results in surface uplift and exhumation of forearc basin sedimentary strata. However, the insertion of thick crust throughout the flat‐slab region (i.e., lack of a slab window) inhibits subduction‐related magmatism adjacent to the forearc basin. This report summarizes published information for offshore sedimentary basins of Alaska and adjacent regions (Figures 1 and 2) including: (1) onshore extensions of offshore basins and (2) several basins of western Canada and eastern U.S.S.R. For each basin .   Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances focuses on key topics or areas where the greatest strides forward have been made, while also providing on-line access to the comprehensive book. Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section 1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclide dating.