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The Shumagin segment of the eastern Aleutian convergent margin extends into the Gulf of Alaska from the Alaska Peninsula. Here the shelf is narrower and the Shumagin Islands are much smaller than islands, in the adjacent Kodiak shelf area, but many of the rocks are similar. Insular exposures are comprised of late Cretaceous sedimentary rocks metamorphosed in a low-temperature environment and once buried about 10 km deep. Paleogene rocks that crop out in the Kodiak area may continue into the Shumagin area, but they have not yet been sampled beneath the Shumagin shelf. The Paleogene rocks are cut by...

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