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Alaska geologic mapping by helicopter

Detailed Description

A helicopter waiting to pick up geologic mappers and move them to a new location in the western Alaska Range in south-central Alaska. Helicopters are an essential part of geologic fieldwork in the many remote, rugged regions of Alaska. In the western Alaska Range, a USGS study produced new bedrock geologic mapping and associated geochronologic, geochemical, and isotopic data that lead to a better understanding of the tectonic evolution and mineral resource formation in a key area of the active southern Alaska plate margin. The study is available in Geosphere at:


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Jamey Jones, U.S. Geological Survey