A geological examination of the Nenana-Rex area, Alaska, was made during August, 1954 by a Geological Survey party consisting of Reuben Kachadoorian, geologist, and Lloyd Plafker, field assistant. The area examined lies in parts of the Fairbanks A-4, A-5, B-4, B-5, C-4 and C-5 quadrangles (fig. 1). A preliminary highway route and the Alaska Railroad cross the area mapped. The preliminary highway route, surveyed in the summer of by the Alaska Road Commission, is a segment of a proposed road from Fairbanks to McKinley Park (pl. 1).
The area was mapped with special emphasis placed upon geologic factors that would affect construction of the new highway. This report is a result of the studies along the highway and railroad routes, and describes only those areas that are of immediate importance in planning and construction of the highway (pl. 1).
Engineering geology of the Nenana-Rex area, Alaska