Roadside Geology of Alaska
An introductory chapter briefly reviews Alaska's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understan
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Admiralty Island Alaska range Alexander terrane Alsek Anchorage basalt bedrock Chatham Strait Chatham Strait fault Chichagof Island Chilkat Chugach terrane coast conglomerate contains Cook Inlet Creek Cretaceous delta Denali fault deposits Douglas Island earthquake east erupted Fairweather feet ferry fjord formed fossils gabbro Gastineau Channel Geological Survey photo geologists glacial ice glacial lake Glacier Bay gold granite gravel Gravina belt graywacke Haines Highway Ice Age Icefield intrusions Juneau Jurassic Kenai Kluane Kula plate late lavas layers limestone melted Mendenhall Mesozoic metamorphic rocks metamorphosed miles million years ago minerals mining moraine mudstone northern northwest outcrops Pacific Paleozoic Park Peninsula phyllite placer Pleistocene plutons quartz road sand sandstone schist sea level sedimentary rocks sediments shale side silt Sitka Skagway Stikine subduction Taku terrane terrane rocks Tertiary Triassic U.S. Geological Survey Valdez valley volcanic rocks Whitehorse Wrangell Wrangellia terrane Yakutat Yakutat block Yukon River Yukon-Tanana terrane zone