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Geologic Unit: Prince Creek
Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Prince Creek formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Conglomerate
    • Shale
    • Coal
    • Bentonite
    • Tuff
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Alaska Northern region
Publication:

Gryc, George, Patton, W.W., Jr., and Payne, T.G., 1951, Present Cretaceous stratigraphic nomenclature of northern Alaska: Washington Academy of Sciences Journal, v. 41, no. 5, p. 159-167.


Summary:

Named as formation in Colville group. Type locality designated as near Prince Creek tributary of Colville River, northern AK. Includes nonmarine beds above Niakogon tongue (new) of Chandler formation (new) of Nanushuk group. Lower part, 1200 ft thick, is Tuluvak tongue (new); upper part, 2340 ft thick, is Kogosukruk tongue (new). Consists of sandstone, conglomerate, shale, coal, bentonite, and tuff. Intertongues with marine Schrader Bluff formation of Colville group. Unconformably overlies Nanushuk group. Structurally conformable with overlying Sagavanirktok formation (new) and unconformably underlies Gubik formation. Contains fresh- to brackish-water mollusks. Age given as Early Cretaceous.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Prince Creek Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Alaska Northern region
Publication:

Detterman, R.L., Reiser, H.N., Brosge, W.P., and Dutro, J.T., Jr., 1975, Post-Carboniferous stratigraphy, northeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 886, 46 p.


Summary:

Geographically extended to northeast AK. Prince Creek and Schrader Bluff Formations form northeast-trending belt 8 to 24 km (5 to 15 mi) wide between Sagavanirktok and Aichilik Rivers. Some strata formerly included as upper member of Ignek Formation by Keller and others (1961). Age is Late Cretaceous based on stratigraphic relations.

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


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