Extensive seacliff exposures of marble, metadolostone, and schist occur on the north shore of Seward Peninsula in the Kotzebue A-1 and A-2 Quadrangles (fig. 12). Some of the exposed units have no analogs when compared to rocks mapped to the south in the Bendeleben and Solomon Quadrangles. Others are similar to units exposed to the south, but they differ in metamorphic grade and minor, though significant, compositional characteristics. Carbonate rocks predominate from Ninemile Point westward; schists of varying composition occur with carbonate rocks to the east. The carbonate-dominated section is separated in the vicinity of Ninemile Point from the schist-dominated section by a major fault zone, thought to be the northern extension of the Kugruk fault zone of Sainsbury (1974).
|Title||Sea cliff exposures of metamorphosed carbonate and schist, northern Seward Peninsula: A section in The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1983|
|Authors||Julie A. Dumoulin, Alison B. Till|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center|