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Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Alaska Natural History Association

A Geologic Guide to Wrangell—Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

A Tectonic Collage of Northbound Terranes

By Gary R. Winkler1

With contributions by E. M. MacKevett, Jr.2, George Plafker3, D.H. Richter4, Danny Rosenkrans5 and H.R. Schmoll1


1U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO 80225-0046.
21104 Partridge Drive, Carson City, NV 89701.
3U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
4 U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, AK 99508-4667.
5National Park Service, Copper Center, AK 99573.

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1616

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This geologic guide notes the history of exploration in the Wrangell-Saint Elias region of Alaska, describes the geology, characterizes the gold and copper resources and their development, and presents geology-oriented sketches of outstanding places in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve. It is useful for everyone from geologists to tourists.

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