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Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin; crustal evolution of southern Alaska.


Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin; crustal evolution of southern Alaska.

Ed. by Kenneth D. Ridgway et al.

Geological Society of America


658 pages



Special paper; 431


This work integrates new geophysical and geologic data, including many field-based studies, to better link the sedimentary, structural, geochemical, and magmatic processes that are important for understanding the development of collisional continental margins. Material is in sections on synthesis of the regional geophysical and geological framework; Mesozoic magmatism, deformation, and basin development; Cenozoic magmatism, deformation, and basin development; and investigations related to mineral exploration. All of the research presented focuses on the convergent margin region of southern Alaska. Numerous b&w maps, color photos, and color images are included. Ridgway is affiliated with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University.

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