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The framework of the Cordilleran orogen of northwestern North America is commonly depicted as a ‘collage’ of terranes – crustal blocks containing records of a variety of geodynamic environments including continental fragments, pieces of island arc crust and oceanic crust. The series of maps available here are derived from a GIS compilation of terranes based on the map published by Colpron et al. (2007) and Nelson and Colpron (2007), and include modifications from recent regional mapping, The dataset includes individual terrane data for British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska, as well as a layer showing selected major Late Cretaceous and Tertiary strike-slip faults. Graphic files derived from the GIS compilation were prepared for the Northern Cordillera (Alaska, Yukon and BC), the Canadian Cordillera (BC and Yukon), Yukon, and British Columbia. These maps are intended for page-size display (~1:5,000,000 and smaller). Polygons are accurate to ~1 km for Yukon and BC, and ~5 km for Alaska. More detailed geological data are available from both BC Geological Survey and Yukon Geological Survey websites. Descriptions of the terranes, their tectonic evolution and metallogeny can be found in Colpron et al. (2007), Nelson and Colpron (2007), Colpron and Nelson (2009).The terrane map project is a collaborative effort of the BC Geological Survey and the Yukon Geological Survey.Terrane Field AttributesField NameField DescriptionField FormatTERRANETerrane AbbreviationSTRING(50)T_GROUPGrouping to which terrane belongsSTRING(50)AFFINITYPaleogeographic affinity of terraneSTRING(25)T_NAMEFull name of terraneSTRING(50)REALMPaleogeographic realm from which terrane originatedSTRING(20)AUTHORAGENOrganization author belong to at time of creationSTRING(254)AUTHORSPolygon creatorSTRING(254)DATEYear polygon was createdSTRING(254)ADMIN_DIVAdministrative Division (used to query for Yukon, BC, or Alaska).STRING(50)

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