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40Ar/39Ar data from rocks collected in the 2015 Wrangellia mineral assessment project area, Mount Hayes A-5, Mount Hayes B-6, and Talkeetna Mountains D-2 quadrangles, Alaska
This report presents 40Ar/39Ar step-heating geochronology results for igneous and metamorphic rocks from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys' (DGGS) Wrangellia Mineral Assessment project, part of a multi-year effort focusing on improving the publicly available geoscientific information for the western Wrangellia terrane. The samples described in this report were selected and analyzed to improve our understanding of the geology and structural history of the Wrangellia Mineral Assessment project area. A metagabbro rock sample returned a Late Triassic crystallization age consistent with regional ages for Nikolai Greenstone-related magmatism; however, the two amphibole separates ages do not overlap,...
This DGGS Raw Data File presents 40Ar/39Ar age dating results for selected igneous rocks encountered in the Styx River area of the western Alaska Range. Crystallization ages on biotite and hornblende from plutonic rocks range from about ~60 to ~63 Ma, while a sericite alteration age in plutonic rocks altered by a dike swarm also is around ~63 Ma. Sericite alteration associated with a copper-molybdenum porphyry ranges from ~10 to ~11 Ma. Analyses were performed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geochronology Laboratory, and results were reported by Paul Layer and Jeff Benowitz. This data release includes the following products: a summary of sample collection methods, the laboratory report, analytical data tables...
This report provides detailed (1:63,360-scale) mapping of portions of U.S. Geological Survey Circle B-2 (1955), B-3 (1955), B-4 (1952), C-2 (1955), C-3 (1955), and C-4 (1952) quadrangles. The area is part of the Circle mining district and adjacent to the Fairbanks mining district. This report includes detailed geologic, structural, stratigraphic, and geochronologic data. Based on the resulting geologic maps, field investigations, and laboratory materials analyses, the project has also generated derivative maps of geologic construction materials and geologic hazards.
40Ar/39Ar data from seven plutonic samples and one metamorphic sample collected during mineral assessment studies in 1991 show that various rock units in the Selawik Hills plutonic complex were emplaced in the order syenite/monzonite (nonfoliated, 106.6 ± 0.8 Ma; foliated, 101.7 ± 0.7 Ma; both on hornblende), followed by nepheline syenite (103.7 ± 0.8 Ma on hornblende) and then quartz monzonite (100.4 ± 3.7 Ma on biotite). 40Ar/39Ar data from Granite Mountain hornblendes yielded ages slightly older, but overlapping, those from Selawik Hills. In this suite, the silica-undersaturated phase appears to be younger (105.7 ±0.8 Ma) than the silica-saturated phase(s) (106.8 ± 0.8 Ma and 107.1 ± 0.8 Ma).
40Ar/39Ar data from the Tok River area, Tanacross A-5 and A-6 quadrangles and adjoining areas, eastern Alaska Range
This report presents 40Ar/39Ar step-heating geochronology results for igneous and metamorphic rocks from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys' (DGGS) geologic mapping project in the Tanacross A-5 and A-6 quadrangles and adjoining areas. Our results indicate the Hona granodiorite pluton intruded the area in the Late Cretaceous between 76 and 71 Ma. We determined Cretaceous metamorphic ages from 126 to 121 Ma for hornblende, biotite, sericite and muscovite from multiple samples of upper greenschist to amphibolite grade rocks. This is consistent with regional argon results that imply this area is in the upper plate of the Yukon Tanana Terrane (Hansen and Dusel-Bacon, 1998). Basaltic andesite dikes...