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Skookum Creek description and information


Type:Andesite and basaltic andesite flows; dacite and rhyolite domes
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 7126 ft (2172 m)
Latitude: 62.3996° N
Longitude:143.1371° W
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Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Slana 34 mi (54 km) NW
Mentasta Lake 42 mi (68 km) NW
Chisana 42 mi (68 km) SE
Chistochina 50 mi (81 km) NW
Anchorage 235 mi (379 km) SW
From Miller and Richter (1994) [1]: "The Skookum Creek eruptive center is an erosionally dissected complex that may, in part, be as young as Quaternary. It consists principally of a series of rhyolite, rhyodacite, and andesite domes and their associated pyroclastic deposits, with an age of about 3.7 Ma, and an extensive sequence of relatively flat-lying andesite flows, some of which have been dated at 2.8 Ma [2]. Both the domes and the flows are intruded by a few rhyodacite and andesitic dikes that appear to originate from a rhyodacite dome near the center of the complex. Relations between the volcanic units of the complex suggest that the flat-lying flows fill a caldera that is defined by the crude arcuate alignment of the domes."
Quaternary volcanism in the Alaska Peninsula and Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, 1994
Miller, T. P., and Richter, D. H., 1994, Quaternary volcanism in the Alaska Peninsula and Wrangell Mountains, Alaska: in Plafker, George, Jones, D. L., and Berg, H. C., (eds.), The Geology of Alaska, Geological Society of America The Geology of North America series v. G-1, p. 759-779.

Geologic map of the Nabesna B-5 Quadrangle, Alaska, 1982
Lowe, P.C., Richter, D.H., Smith, R.L., and Schmoll, H.R., 1982, Geologic map of the Nabesna B-5 Quadrangle, Alaska: US Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Maps 1566, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360, available at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=13055 .
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