Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias
A Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve encompasses near 13.2 million acres of geological wonderments. This geologic guide presents the history of geologic exploration in the park; describes the complex geologic makeup; characterizes the vast college of accretion geologic terranes in this area of Alaska's continental margin; recapitulates the effects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers; characterizes the copper and gold resources of the parklands; and describes outstanding locales within the park and preserve area.
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Did You Know?
Caribou often travel high into the mountains in the summer to rest on patches of remaining snow and ice, where they can escape clouds of biting insects.