Seagull Lake-Gunflint Lake area: A classical Precambrian stratigraphic sequence in northeastern Minnesota
J. D. Miller, Jr., G. B. Morey, P. W. Weiblen, 1987. "Seagull Lake-Gunflint Lake area: A classical Precambrian stratigraphic sequence in northeastern Minnesota", North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Donald L. Biggs
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The Seagull Lake-Gunflint Lake area along the Gunflint Trail (Cook County Highway 1) in T. 65N., R. 3 and R. 4W. in the northwestern part of Cook County, Minnesota (Fig. 1) is north of Grand Marais, the county seat and starting point for the Gunflint Trail. Although accessible by automobile or bus, much of the site is rugged and heavily wooded and requires considerable off-road travel. Except for obvious resorts and summer homes, the site is on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
There is no single place where the entire geologic succession is laid out for easy study, so one must visit several localities to appreciate the significance of the area. This guide suggests 12 stops (Figure 2) that can be easily visited in one day and that collectively illustrate the major rock types and their stratigraphic and structural attributes. However, exposureis of such quantity and quality that independent exploration is heartily encouraged.