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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Crowe, B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Morley, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  • Author: Wells, S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: California Univ., Riverside, CA (United States)
  • Author: Geissman, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: McDonald, E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: McFadden, L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Perry, F.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Author: Murrell, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Poths, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Author: Forman, S.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

Publisher

  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

Date

  • Creation: 1993-03-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 16 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Thorium 232
  • Keyword: Volcanoes
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Age Estimation
  • Keyword: Geology
  • Keyword: Geologic Ages
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • STI Subject Categories: 58 Geosciences
  • Keyword: Stratigraphy
  • Keyword: Underground Disposal
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Uranium 238
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Risk Assessment
  • Keyword: Lava
  • Keyword: Thermoluminescence
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project
  • Keyword: Thorium 230

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: [1993]

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

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

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE93008917