Revised Cretaceous and Tertiary Stratigraphic Nomenclature in the Colville Basin, Northern Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey

Cretaceous and Tertiary strata exposed in northern Alaska record clastic sediment deposition within a foreland basin adjacent to the ancestral Brooks Range, and form part of an important petroleum play. The goal of this U.S. Geological Survey report is to synthesize the complex stratigraphy of this area into a more simplified scheme. It discusses the regional geology of northern Alaska and the stratigraphy of the Colville Basin in detail. Maps, cross sections, correlation charts, and numerous outcrop photos with detailed captions accompany the text.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Focus on the Cretaceous: Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Basins
Topics: Earth surface, Time/Earth History
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental ScienceKeywords: North Slope, oil exploration