Scientific Investigations Map 2999
Kodiak Island and its adjacent islands, located on the west side of the Gulf of Alaska, contain one of the largest areas of exposure of the flysch and melange of the Chugach terrane of southern Alaska. However, in the past 25 years, only detailed mapping covering small areas in the archipelago has been done. This map and its associated digital files (Wilson and others, 2005) present the best available mapping compiled in an integrated fashion. The map and associated digital files represent part of a systematic effort to release geologic map data for the United States in a uniform manner. The geologic data have been compiled from a wide variety of sources, ranging from state and regional geologic maps to large-scale field mapping. The map data are presented for use at a nominal scale of 1:500,000, although individual datasets (see Wilson and others, 2005) may contain data suitable for use at larger scales.
Wilson, F.H., Labay, K.A., Mohadjer, Solmaz, and Shew, Nora, 2005, Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States—Digital data for the reconnaissance geologic map for the Kodiak Islands, Alaska [geologic map compiled by F.H. Wilson]: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1340, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1340/.
First posted June 6, 2013
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Wilson, F.H., compiler, 2013, Reconnaissance geologic map of Kodiak Island and adjacent islands, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2999, pamphlet 8 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2999/.