The Lathrop Wells volcanic center: Status of field and geochronology studies

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The Lathrop Wells volcanic center is located 20 km south of the potential Yucca Mountain site, at the south end of the Yucca Mountain range. It has long been recognized as the youngest basalt center in the region. However, determination of the age and eruptive history of the center has proven problematic. The purpose of this paper is to describe the status of field and geochronology studies of the Lathrop Wells center. Our perspective is that it is critical to assess all possible methods for obtaining cross-checking data to resolve chronology and field problems. It is equally important to consider ... continued below

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Crowe, B.; Morley, R.; Wells, S.; Geissman, J.; McDonald, E.; McFadden, L. et al. March 1, 1993.

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The Lathrop Wells volcanic center is located 20 km south of the potential Yucca Mountain site, at the south end of the Yucca Mountain range. It has long been recognized as the youngest basalt center in the region. However, determination of the age and eruptive history of the center has proven problematic. The purpose of this paper is to describe the status of field and geochronology studies of the Lathrop Wells center. Our perspective is that it is critical to assess all possible methods for obtaining cross-checking data to resolve chronology and field problems. It is equally important to consider application of the range of chronology methods available in Quaternary geologic research. Such an approach seeks to increase the confidence in data interpretations through obtaining convergence among separate isotopic, radiogenic, and age-correlated methods. Finally, the assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of each dating method need to be carefully described to facilitate an impartial evaluation of results.

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  • Other: DE93008917
  • Report No.: LA-SUB--93-51
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/138738 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138738
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619170

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Crowe, B.; Morley, R.; Wells, S.; Geissman, J.; McDonald, E.; McFadden, L. et al. The Lathrop Wells volcanic center: Status of field and geochronology studies, report, March 1, 1993; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619170/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.