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 Tysdal, R.G., and Case, J.E., 1979, Geologic map of the Seward and Blying Sound quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1150, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Symbol Qs
Unit name Unconsolidated surficial deposits
Description Undifferentiated boulders, cobbles, gravel, sand, silt, and clay of present streams; angular clasts of talus and locally, landslide deposits; stratified sand, silt, and clay of alluvial fan and flood-plain deposits; well-sorted stratified sand and gravel of glaciofluvial origin, including deltaic deposits; unsorted material of morainal deposits; glacial-lake silt, clay, and muskeg deposits; and locally interstratified beach gravel, sand, and clay; Unconsolidated surficial deposits
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qs
Description Surficial deposits, undifferentiated
Geologic age Pleistocene to Holocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Gravel < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Clay < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Peat < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major