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

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.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ; ; ;  [3] ; ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. California Univ., Riverside, CA (United States)
  3. New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  5. Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
138349
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--92-534; CONF-920430--65
ON: DE92008492; TRN: 92:007124
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 12-16 Apr 1992; Other Information: PBD: [1992]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SEISMIC EVENTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; VOLCANIC REGIONS; GEOMORPHOLOGY; VOLCANOES; GEOLOGIC AGES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; BASALT; LAVA; NEVADA; GEOLOGY; STRATIGRAPHY; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; LITHOLOGY; ORIENTATION; ISOTOPE DATING; SOILS; Yucca Mountain Project