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Southeastern Alaska, an archipelago also known as the “panhandle” of Alaska, is an approximately 52,000-mi2 area of intensely glaciated and heavily forested mountains that rise abruptly from a complex system of deep fiords and inland marine waterways. This area is underlain by a complex and heterogeneous assemblage of rocks, and is cut by an intricate network of thrust, normal, and strike-slip faults (Buddington and Chapin, 1929; Gehrels and Berg, 1992).

Rocks in the panhandle record a long and complete geologic history beginning in the Proterozoic, representing every Phanerozoic period, and continuing into the Holocene. These rocks are herein...

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