Unconsolidated surficial deposits, undivided

Unit symbol: Qs
Age range Quaternary (1.806 to 0 Ma)
Lithology: Unconsolidated
Group name: Unconsolidated and poorly consolidated surficial deposits
Unconsolidated, poorly to well-sorted, poorly to moderately well-stratified deposits; consist predominantly of alluvial, colluvial, marine, lacustrine, eolian, and swamp deposits. May include some glacial deposits. Also includes widespread glacial and periglacial deposits that consist of end, lateral, and ground moraine, outwash, rock glacier deposits, and other glacial and periglacial deposits as well as glacially scoured bedrock that may be covered with thin, glacially derived deposits. These glacial deposits are of Holocene and Pleistocene age and may include small areas of potentially latest Tertiary deposits. Map unit locally includes reworked volcanic debris as well as block and ash flows. On generalized map, shown as part of unit QTs

Source map information

Source map Richter, D.H., Preller, C.C., Labay, K.A., and Shew, N.B., 2005, Geology of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, southcentral Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Series Map SIM-2877, 15 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:350,000.
Symbol Qao
Unit name Older alluvium
Description Alluvium in higher terraces along larger streams and in inactive alluvial fans. Chiefly well-sorted gravel and sand, minor silt and boulders. Predominantly of Pleistocene age, localized deposits include the Holocene
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qoa
Description Older alluvium
Geologic age Pleistocene to Holocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Gravel < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Alluvial Indeterminate, major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Alluvial Indeterminate, major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Alluvial Indeterminate, major