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SAMPLE INFO : UT892
Sample ID:UT892
Station ID:Ester_II
Latitude:64.8
Longitude:-148
Datum:NAD83
Sample Type 1:Tephra Fall
Text Description:
Overlies UT738 tephra; occurs as laminated pods positioned adjacent to an ice-wedge cast. Deformed in most places with a maximum extent of 73 cm wide and 12 cm thick. Pods occur over a 27-44 cm vertical zone and have very sharp, subhorizontal basal contacts with the underlying silt with occaisional shearing. Upper contacts more regular and diffuse with shearing. In some places, occurs intercalated with a fine white tephra that is 1 to 3 mm thick.

References:
Tephrostratigraphy of the late Cenozoic Gold Hill loess, Fairbanks area, Alaska
Tephrochronology of late Cenozoic loess at Fairbanks, central Alaska
The Dawson Cut Forest Bed in the Fairbanks area, Alaska, is about two million years old

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