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

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the status of field and geochronology studies of the Lathrop Wells volcanic 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 ... continued below

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Crowe, B.; Morley, R.; Wells, S.; Geissman, J.; McDonald, E.; McFadden, L. et al. March 1, 1992.

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the status of field and geochronology studies of the Lathrop Wells volcanic 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. The paper is divided into two parts. The first part describes the status of continuing field studies for the volcanic center for this area south of Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The second part presents an overview of the preliminary results of ongoing chronology studies and their constraints on the age and stratigraphy of the Lathrop Wells volcanic center. Along with the chronology data, the assumptions, strengths, and limitations of each methods are discussed.

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  • 3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 12-16 Apr 1992

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  • Other: DE92008492
  • Report No.: LA-UR--92-534
  • Report No.: CONF-920430--65
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138349
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621763

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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, article, March 1, 1992; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621763/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.