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 Wilson, F.H., 2015, Reconnaissance Surficial Geologic Map of the Taylor Mountains Quadrangle, Southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3334, pamphlet, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Symbol Quo
Unit name Unnamed glacial deposits -- outwash
Description Stratified gravel and sand of outwash aprons. Possibly equivalent to Johnson Hill glaciation of Detterman (1986)
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qmio
Description Outwash older than Wisconsin-age
Geologic age Pleistocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial, outwash Major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial, outwash Major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Glacial, outwash Indeterminate, major