Marble along the west side of the Coast plutonic complex of Brew and Morrell (1979b)

Unit symbol: Pm
Age range Permian? protolith (298.9 to 252.2 Ma)
Lithology: Metamorphic
Group name: Metamorphic rocks associated with the Coast plutonic complex of Brew and Morrell (1979b)
Light-brown-weathering, massive to laminated, light-, bluish-, and dark-gray marble on Revillagigedo Island (Silberling and others, 1982; Berg and others, 1978, 1988). This marble contains locally conspicuous, dark-green, dark-gray, or rusty-weathering pyritic phyllite and semischist, polymictic sedimentary breccia or conglomerate that has angular to subrounded clasts of basalt, marble, and felsic(?) metatuff in a matrix of green metatuff and dark-gray argillite, schistose fragmental (volcaniclastic?) rocks, and greenish-black basalt dikes and sills (Berg and others, 1988). Marble on Revillagigedo Island and on the mainland east of Admiralty Island (the “Taku terrane”) may not be correlative with Permian carbonate rocks elsewhere in southeast Alaska (the “Alexander terrane”) based its association with Middle Triassic strata not present to the west (Silberling and others, 1982). Rocks of this unit are exposed widely in southeast Alaska west of the Coast Plutonic Complex of Brew and Morrell (1979b); where not mapped separately, are included in unit MzPzss

Source map information

Source map Brew, D.A., and Grybeck, D.J., 1984, Geology of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness study area and vicinity, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1525, p. 19-52, scale 1:125,000.
Symbol Kls
Unit name Limestone
Description Stratified limestone and calcareous phyllite, interlayered with greenstone and greenschist on southeast Snettisham Peninsula. Medium to light gray, very thin- to very thick-bedded, marble, with abundant interlayers of black graphitic slate and phyllite.
Lithology Sedimentary

Correlated geologic units

Label Pm
Description Marble, Taku terrane
Geologic age Permian
Geologic setting Sedimentary, carbonate
Lithology Form Importance
Marble < Metacarbonate < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Major
Phyllite < Metaclastic < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Minor
Mafic-hypabyssal < Hypabyssal < Igneous Dike or sill Incidental
Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Incidental