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Date Permissions Signed

2-14-2018

Date of Award

Spring 1972

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geology

First Advisor

Swineford, Ada, 1917-

Second Advisor

Easterbrook, Don J., 1935-

Third Advisor

Pevear, David R.

Abstract

Pleistocene clay-bearing sediments of parts of northwestern Wash­ington and southwestern British Coliambia were studied in an attempt to determine the clay mineral composition of these units; the origin of these clay minerals; and any correlation between clay mineral composi­tion, sediment type, location, or probable geologic history of the sediments. The Pleistocene stratigraphy of the area is fairly well known, although in some specific locations the stratigraphy has not been determined. Recorded work in the region dates back to Dawson (1887). The units studied range in age from the greater than 50,000 year old Double Bluff Drift to Holocene (Recent) river sediments. The units are composed of silt, clay, peat, gravel, sand, till and glacio- marine drift.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1023629356

Digital Format

application/pdf

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State); British Columbia

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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