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 Detterman, R.L., and Reed, B.L., 1973, Surficial deposits of the Iliamna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1368-A, 64 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.
Symbol Qtr
Unit name Talus and rubble deposits
Description Sheets, fans, and cones of angular frost-riven rock fragments accumulate on steep slopes in mountainous regions. Most commonly formed in areas of granitic rock. Rubble covers flat to gently rounded hilltops and upland surfaces that stand above the limit of Late Wisconsin glaciation. Areas where rubble has developed are underlain by a variety of rock types, but are most commonly granitic or Tertiary volcanic rocks
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qc
Description Colluvium
Geologic age Pleistocene to Holocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Gravel < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Colluvial Major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Colluvial Major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Colluvial Indeterminate, major
Boulders < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Colluvial Incidental