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  • Usage in publication:
    • Gravina Island Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Phyllite
    • Metavolcanics
    • Conglomerate
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Alaska Southeastern region
Publication:

Berg, H.C., 1973, Geology of Gravina Island, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1373, 41 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:63,360)


Summary:

Unit is named the Gravina Island Formation. Divided [structurally] into lower, middle, and upper members, all intertonguing. Lower consists of phyllitic detrital and minor metavolcanic rocks. Middle member consists of andesitic and subordinate basaltic metavolcanic rocks. Upper member consists of phyllitic conglomerate, grit, and sandstone. Structural position inferred to reflect stratigraphic position. Thickness not determined; outcrop width 6 mi, but doubtless includes repetitions. Neither base nor top exposed. Bounded on southwest by alluvium-covered fault zone; northeast boundary exposed east of Tongass Narrows [not shown on map, nor described]. Fauna described (with D.L. Jones) provides basis for assigning Middle or Late Jurassic age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Gravina Island Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Alaska Southeastern region
Publication:

Brew, D.A., 1996, Geologic map of the Craig, Dixon Entrance, and parts of the Ketchikan and Prince Rupert quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-2319, 1 sheet, 53 p., scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Age of the Gravina Island Formation is revised from Middle or Late Jurassic to: Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous (everywhere).

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


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