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FEDMAP Project Summary

Early Tertiary Slab Window in Alaska and its Resource Implications

Description:

• Near-trench signature of ridge subduction • Paleogeography of Late Cretaceous through Eocene time in Alaska • Ore deposits: tectonic setting of Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary mineralization of Alaska • Energy resource implications of an early Tertiary slab window beneath Alaska • Metamorphic core complexes, metallogeny, and energy resources: linkages to slab windows • Geochemical sampling in Kodiak and Tyonkek quad, plus other localities as a by-product of fieldwork on other tasks

Study Area:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

Arizona Geological Survey, Bucknell University (PA), Calista Corporation, Echo Bay Mines, Ltd., Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc. (AK), Purdue University (IN), Rice University (TX), Saint Louis University (MO), Simon Fraser University (Canada), University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alberta (Canada), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of California, Davis, University of Chicago (IL), University of New Orleans (LA), University of Southern California, University of Western Australia, University of Wyoming

Project Status:

Past NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2001-2005

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2001-2003


Contact Information:

Project Chief: Dwight C. Bradley (None)
E-mail: dbradley@usgs.gov
Phone: 907-786-7434

 

 
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