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 Qc
Unit name Abandoned channel deposits
Description Broad channels incised into moraines of the Brook Lake Glaciation containing stratified and graded deposits of silt, sand, and gravel. Most channel occupied by underfit streams, locally no streams are present. Channels reflect drainage during maximum melting of the glaciers. Position of abandoned channels suggest numerous occurrences of stream piracy as well as shift channels in response to changing base level
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qac
Description Abandoned channel deposits
Geologic age Pleistocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Alluvial Major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Alluvial Indeterminate, major