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Interpretive geologic bedrock map of the Tanana B-1 Quadrangle, Central Alaska

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This report provides detailed (1:63,360-scale) mapping of the Tanana B-1 Quadrangle (250 square miles; equivalent to four 7.5 minute quadrangles). The area is part of the Manley Hot Springs-Tofty mining districts and adjacent to the Rampart mining district to the north of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 Quadrangles. This report includes detailed bedrock, 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.

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The Tanana B-1 quadrangle lies between the villages of Rampart, on the Yukon River, and Manley Hot Springs, at the terminus of the Elliot Highway. At the time this project was published the area towns were not part of any municipal or local governmental jurisdiction. The investigation of gold, tin, and other mineral occurrences in conjunction with comprehensive geologic mapping and recently acquired geophysical data will pro?vide a scientific basis for continued mineral exploitation that will economically benefit the region's inhabitants and the State of Alaska. This publication also identifies sources of construction materials and evaluates the type and severity of geologic constraints to future development in the region.

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