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Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic igneous rocks of Southeastern Alaska

David A. Brew

Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic igneous rocks of Southeastern Alaska

a synopsis

by David A. Brew

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Published by U.S. Department of the Interior in Menlo Park .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Mesozoic.,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cenozoic.,
  • Geology -- Alaska.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p.

    Statementby David A. Brew.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 88-405
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29p.,24p. of plates ;
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20220277M

    1. During the Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic, the Tethyan region between Godwanaland and Eurasia underwent closure and deformation, culminating in late Cenozoic time with the upheaval of the Alps, Himalayas, and mountain ranges in Asia Minor. These events are identified as . Paleontology and geology. The Precambrian: Precambrian rocks are relatively rare in Alaska, and most of these are highly tolites and fossil bacteria in some Late Precambrian rocks indicate the presence of a shallow sea during this time.

    The Cenozoic Era (/ ˌ s iː. n ə ˈ z oʊ. ɪ k,-n oʊ-, ˌ s ɛ n. ə-, ˌ s ɛ n. oʊ-/ see-nə-ZOH-ik, -⁠noh-, SEN-ə-, SEN-oh-) meaning "new life" is the current and most recent of the three geological eras of the Phanerozoic Eon. It follows the Mesozoic Era and extends from 66 million years ago to the present day. It is generally believed to have started on the first day of the. Alaska geologic map units containing lithology Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic > Dacite. Ultramafic rocks, southeast Alaska. Late-Ordovician to Telychian, Intrusive. Sedimentary and igneous rocks corresponding to older parts of the Schwatka-Rampart area .

    The geological clock: a projection of Earth’s 4,5 Ga history on a clock Author: Woudloper Derivative work: Hardwigg Wikipedia. The Cenozoic Era (also Cænozoic, Caenozoic or Cainozoic; meaning “new life”, from Greek καινός kainos “new”, and ζωή zoe “life”) is the current and most recent of the three Phanerozoic geological eras, following the Mesozoic Era and covering the. Mesozoic and Cenozoic: A: 1 24) The _____ period is sometimes called the "golden age of trilobites." A) Most Mesozoic rocks are devoid of fossils; consequently this is the least understood span of Earth's history.: The supercontinent of Pangaea formed during the late Mesozoic era.: FALSE: 1.


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Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic igneous rocks of Southeastern Alaska by David A. Brew Download PDF EPUB FB2

LATEST MESOZOIC AND CENOZOIC IGNEOUS ROCKS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA--A SYNOPSIS BY David A. i3rew1 Open-Fi 1 e Report This report is prel iminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey edi torial standards or with the current North American Stratigraphic Code.

Any use of trade names is for. Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary strata exposed throughout southern Alaska contain a rich archive of information on the growth of collisional continental margins through the processes of terrane accretion, magmatism, accretionary prism development, and subduction of oceanic spreading ridges.

LATEST MESOZOIC AND CENOZOIC IGNEOUS ROCKS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA A SYNOPSIS By David A. Brew1 Open-File Report This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the current North American Stratigraphic Code.

Any use of trade names is forCited by: In southern Alaska, seaward of the late Mesozoic to early Cenozoic Alaska Range-Coast Mountains magmatic arc, ore formation was younger; veining occurred at 63 to 57 Ma in the Valdez Creek disttict, 66 Ma in the Willow Creek district, 55 ± 2 Ma along the Juneau gold belt, and 57 to 49 Ma in the Chugach accretionary prism.

Large Triassic zircon U-Pb age populations in all seven samples suggest that Triassic igneous rocks from the North Pamir were the major source area for the late Cenozoic Wuheshalu section.

The Lhasa terrane in southern Tibet is composed of Precambrian crystalline basement, Paleozoic to Mesozoic sedimentary strata and Paleozoic to Cenozoic magmatic rocks. K-Ar age determinations indicate that most of the igneous samples from 25 de Mayo Island included in the palaeomagnetic study are of Late Mesozoic/Early Tertiary age.

The significance of these palaeomagnetic-radiometric data on the hypothesis of oroclinal bending of the Antarctic Peninsula and on the apparent polar movement of Antarctica is by: Abstract.

This report is a summary of part of a review presented at the Eighth International Conference on Basement Tectonics. The review had four main components: (1) systematic analysis of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic batholiths and intrusions that ring the Pacific Basin — their modal compositions, chemical characteristics, internal and external structural features, and tectonic settings; (2 Cited by: 2.

The results of ICP-MS trace-element (LILE, HFSE, REE) study of the Late Mesozoic–Early Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Okhotsk and Japan seas and geochronological K-Ar dating of the Eocene volcanic rocks are presented. Specifics of volcanism developed on submarine rises of these seas was characterized for the first time, and magma sources and geodynamic settings of the Cited by: 2.

Volcanic rocks remain in the Keevy Peak Formation in the Northern Alaska Range and metamorphosed into the Totatlanika Schist in the interior, as well as in the Alexander terrane in the southeast.

Mesozoic ( million years ago) In the Mesozoic, North America separated from the supercontinent Pangea which had formed in the late Paleozoic. Oceanic plates in the Pacific Ocean. Many of the igneous rocks, particularly in southeast Alaska, are foliated and are thus unsuitable for that reason.

The best igneous rocks located in Alaska to date are fine-grained basalts and andesites found in large volcanic flows in the Alaska Range and in southeast and southwest Alaska.

Other igneous rocks that haveFile Size: 17MB. The Cenozoic Era. Million Years Ago to now. The Cenozoic Era is divided into two parts, the older and longer lasting Tertiary Period and the Quaternary Period in which we live now. These Periods are in turn subdivided into Epochs, based on the changing life patterns of the times.

The Tertiary Period Million Years Ago. Large Mesozoic and Cenozoic Plutonic Sills East of Juneau, Southeastern Alaska By James L. Drinkwater, David A. Brew, and Arthur B. Ford Abstract Petrographic, chemical, and age data are presented for six plutonic sills of Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary age located east of Juneau, Alaska.

Five of the sills-the MountCited by: 5. The extensive detrital zircon U-Pb geochronologic dataset presented here includes new and compiled data (N = 38; n = 8,) from modern rivers that together comprehensively characterizes the geographic distribution of pervasive Mesozoic—Cenozoic igneous belts across mountainous regions in south-central Alaska, including the northern Chugach Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains, and western Author: Emily S.

Finzel. Rocks of the Belt‐Purcell basin were intruded in the Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic by the Idaho Batholith [Gaschnig et al., ] and underwent deformation during the Sevier orogeny [Price and Sears, ], particularly in the southern and western portions of the basin, resulting in Cited by: The Queen Charlotte Islands, located within the Insular Belt off the central British Columbia coast, preserve a lithologically diverse group of volcanic, sedimentary, and intrusive rocks ranging in age from Late Paleozoic to Late Tertiary.

This study analyzes the deformation history recorded in these rocks through regional and detailed structural analyses of five map areas comprising 20% of. The first mammals also appeared during the Mesozoic, but would remain small—less than 15 kg (33 lb)—until the Cenozoic.

Geologic periods Following the Paleozoic, the Mesozoic extended roughly million years, from to 66 million years ago when the Cenozoic Era began.

This map is a statewide summary of magmatic (igneous) rocks grouped into geologic units that can be portrayed cartographically atThis dataset consists of a polygon coverage and associated attribute data derived from the map "Latest Cretaceous and Cenozoic magmatic rocks of Alaska" compiled by E.J.

Moll-Stalcup, D.A. Brew, and T.L. Vallier. Paleozoic and Precambrian Rocks of Alaska and Their Role in its Structural Evolution By MICHAEL CHURKIN, JR. - - -- GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER Stratigraphy and correlation of Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks of Alaska, tectonic framework of sedimentation, and their bearing Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic events affecting Pale-File Size: 4MB.

B / McDougall, K. / LATE CENOZOIC BENTHIC FORAMINIFERAS FO THE HLA BOREHOLE SERIES, BEAUFORT SEA SHELF, ALASKA,pb, pages, 4 plates, 50 figs., 19 tables, $ 8 B / Burns, L. / GEOLOGY OF PART OF THE NELCHINA RIVER GABBRONORITE AND ASSOCIATED ROCKS, SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA,pb, 2 plates (in pocket), 19 figs., 2.

The surface is locally overlain by mid- and Lower Cretaceous rhyolitic volcanic rocks (Gordey; Bacon et al.), and early Cenozoic magmatism at 50–60 Ma produced felsic and mafic intrusive and extrusive rocks, sporadically distributed in central and east-central Alaska and adjacent western Yukon (Jackson et al.

; Dusel Cited by: 2.The boundary marks the contact between the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras at around 65 million years ago, representing a time during which a large proportion (perhaps 50–70%) of all species of animals and plants (both marine and terrestrial, from microscopic one-celled organisms to .A lack of a negative Nb-Ta anomaly, consistently positive sulphide δ³⁴S isotopes, and oxidised magnetite-series igneous rocks suggest a lack of crustal contamination.

Thus, at ca. 76 Ma Whistler represents the earliest, least crustally contaminated, porphyry occurrences of the Late Cretaceous magmatic epoch in SW : Benjamin P. Hames.