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 Patton, W.W., Jr., Wilson, F.H., Labay, K.A., and Shew, Nora, 2009, Geologic map of the Yukon-Koyukuk basin, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map SIM-2909, 26 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000.
Symbol Qf
Unit name Floodplain and tidal flats deposits
Description Gravel, sand, silt, and peat. Floodplain deposits in Koyukuk Flats and along Yukon River composed mainly of light gray micaceous silt. Deposits occur along floodplains of major drainages and on tidal flats bordering the shores of Selawik Lake, Hotham Inlet, Eschscholtz Bay, Norton Sound, and Norton Bay. Floodplain deposits characterized physiographically by bars, oxbow lakes, meander scrolls, abandoned channels, and other evidence of recent floodplain building
Lithology Unconsolidated

Correlated geologic units

Label Qa
Description Alluvium
Geologic age Pleistocene to Holocene
Geologic setting Unconsolidated
Lithology Form Importance
Gravel < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Major
Sand < Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Major
Coarse-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Silt < Fine-detrital < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major
Peat < Unconsolidated Bed Indeterminate, major