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., Ratte, J.C., Leeman, W.P., and Menzies, Martin, 2000, Geologic map of the McCarthy D-1 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2695, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
Symbol Qca
Unit name Colluvium, undifferentiated
Description Talus, but also includes deposits of small landslides, rock glaciers, and other products of mass-wasting processes, and alluvium in small fans and cones. Poorly sorted silt, sand, gravel, and boulders
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