Abstract

Five distinctive tephra beds are preserved in fine-grained sediments on a prominent terrace strath along the lower Sixtymile River of the Yukon Territory. Commencing with the oldest unit, they are TA, SM3, Gold Run, Hollis 2, and Flat Creek tephra beds. The uppermost three tephra beds have rhyolitic compositions, the other two are bimodal with a much more basic glass phase. Three glass fission-track age determinations point to deposition during the early-Middle Pleistocene. We correct an error in an earlier study by clarifying that Flat Creek tephra is younger than Gold Run tephra, TA tephra is older.

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