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Geologic Unit: Fairbanks

Usage:

Fairbanks Loess (AK*)


Geologic age:

Quaternary
Pleistocene*
Holocene*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type section: exposures on east side of "Ester Island" mining cut, in SW/4 sec. 8, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks D-3 quadrangle, AK (Pewe, 1975a).


AAPG geologic province:

Alaska East-Central region*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).