Guide to the Picket Pin Mountain Area


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This traverse through part of the Banded series provides relatively easy access to the upper half of the exposed part of the Stillwater Complex. The percentage of outcrops is high, and even in areas of soil or tundra cover, the float appears to be sufficiently immobile and concentrated to give an accurate picture of the underlying bedrock geology....The traverse begins in the Middle gabbro zone and terminates where Paleozoic limestone unconformably overlies the Upper anorthosite zone. Above the Middle anorthosite zone, it follows the Picket Pin section described by McCallum and others (1980) and Raedeke (1982b)....An optional traverse through some lithologically complex and intriguing rocks in the Upper anorthosite zone north of the Castle Creek fault is also described. Total traverse time, including the drive from Carter's Camp and return, is 8-10 hours. Elevations range from 9,300 to 10,000 feet. Less

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