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Location Data for Petrographic Samples and Isotopic and Age Data from Detrital Zircon Grains from Selected Rock Samples from St. Lawrence Island and the Western Brooks Range, Alaska

April 30, 2022

This data set contains a list of geologic station localities on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, from which thin section samples were examined. The data set also contains U-Pb isotopic data and ages of detrital zircon (DZ) from sedimentary rocks collected on St. Lawrence Island and in the western Brooks Range. All St. Lawrence Island samples (DZ and thin sections) were collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists during geologic mapping in the 1970s. DZ samples from the Brooks Range were collected as part of regional geological mapping programs by the USGS and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. Detrital zircon grains were obtained from samples of sedimentary rocks to determine depositional age and sediment sources. The data tables accompanying this data release report the isotopic composition of uranium (U) and thorium (Th) measured in each grain, ratios of two isotopes of lead (207Pb and 206Pb) and two isotopes of uranium (235U and 238U), and the age of each grain.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Location Data for Petrographic Samples and Isotopic and Age Data from Detrital Zircon Grains from Selected Rock Samples from St. Lawrence Island and the Western Brooks Range, Alaska
DOI 10.5066/P99PILIK
Authors Julie A Dumoulin, Jeffrey M. Amato, Eric S. Gottlieb, Thomas E Moore
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center