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A geologic guide to Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; a tectonic collage of northbound terranes

September 1, 2000

Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest unit in the U.S. National Park System, encompasses near 13.2 million acres of geological wonderments. This geologic guide presents history of exploration and Earth-science investigation; describes the complex geologic makeup; characterizes the vast college of accretion geologic terranes in this area of Alaska's continental margin; recapitulates the effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers; characterizes the copper and gold resources of the parklands; and describes outstanding locales within the park and preserve area. A glossary of geologic terms and a categorized list of additional sources of information complete this report.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title A geologic guide to Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; a tectonic collage of northbound terranes
DOI 10.3133/pp1616
Authors Gary R. Winkler, E. M. with contributions by MacKevett, George Plafker, D. H. Richter, D. S. Rosenkrans, H. R. Schmoll
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1616
Index ID pp1616
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization