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Recording observations on the outcrop of the Kanuti Ophiolite

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USGS researcher making observations and recording information on the outcrop of the Kanuti Ophiolite in Alaska. The Kanuti ophiolite is a mafic-ultramafic thrust sheet of probable Jurassic age, formerly considered to be the upper part of the Yukon-Koyukuk ophiolite (Angayucham terrane). It is here called the Kanuti ophiolite after the Kanuti River region on the southeastern flank of the Yukon-Koyukuk Basin.


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Photo taken by Erin Todd, U.S. Geological Survey