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 Riehle, J.R., and Detterman, R.L., 1993, Quaternary geologic map of the Mount Katmai quadrangle and adjacent parts of the Naknek and Afognak quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2032, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Symbol bln
Unit name Drift of Newhalen advance, Brooks Lake drift
Description Till and stratified ice-contact deposits, forming subdued arcuate end moraines and minor lateral moraines that are chiefly confined to mountain valleys. Restricted areal extent implies that Newhalen moraines may represent a minor readvance during overall retreat from the preceding Iliamna advance.
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qw2
Description Late Wisconsin, Newhalen and other till
Geologic age Late-Pleistocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Gravel < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial Major
Boulders < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial Indeterminate, major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial Indeterminate, major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial Indeterminate, major