Cosmogenic 36Cl dating of a young basaltic eruption complex, Lathrop Wells, Nevada

Marek G Zreda, F. M. Phillips, P. W. Kubik, P. Sharma, D. Elmore

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It has been proposed that the Lathrop Wells volcanic center, a late Quaternary basaltic complex in southern Nevada, has erupted more than once. In common with most Quaternary basalts, this volcanic center has proved difficult to date by K/Ar and other commonly employed methods. The accumulation of 36Cl in 11 samples from lava flows and volcanic bombs was measured, producing a combined average age of 81 ± 7.9 ka, with no systematic differences between sample subsets collected from different volcanic features. The 36Cl dates do not supprt a history of multiple eruptions, but neither do they completely preclude the possibility. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalGeology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Cosmogenic 36Cl dating of a young basaltic eruption complex, Lathrop Wells, Nevada. / Zreda, Marek G; Phillips, F. M.; Kubik, P. W.; Sharma, P.; Elmore, D.

In: Geology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1993, p. 57-60.

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Zreda, Marek G ; Phillips, F. M. ; Kubik, P. W. ; Sharma, P. ; Elmore, D. / Cosmogenic 36Cl dating of a young basaltic eruption complex, Lathrop Wells, Nevada. In: Geology. 1993 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 57-60.
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