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U-Pb Isotopic Data and Ages of Detrital Zircon Grains and Graptolite Fossil Data from Selected Rocks from the Western Alaska Range, Livengood area, and Seward Peninsula, Alaska - 2018

June 5, 2019

This data set contains two data sets. One data set is of U-Pb isotopic data and associated ages of detrital zircon grains from 16 sedimentary and metasedimentary rocks from the western Alaska Range, Livengood area and Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Two samples were collected from the York Mountains area of the Seward Peninsula of western Alaska. Three samples were collected from the Livengood quadrangle of central Alaska. Eleven samples were collected from the western Alaska Range of south-central Alaska. Detrital zircon grains from each of the sixteen samples were separated and analyzed by Apatite to Zircon, Inc. (A2Z) and Geosep Services (GSS) laboratories between 2011 and 2014, using laser-ablation-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) techniques.
The second data set contains fossil identifications and age assignments from a select sedimentary rock from the western Alaska Range of south-central Alaska. Fossils were identified by visual inspection.
All samples were collected as part of geological mapping research conducted between 1984 and 2014 and funded by the Mineral Resources Program of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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