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Ar isotope data for pre- and post-caldera rhyolites associated with the Mesa Falls Tuff, Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field

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2016-06-12
End Date
2017-07-28

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Stelten, M.E., 2018, Ar isotope data for pre- and post-caldera rhyolites associated with the Mesa Falls Tuff, Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9MSBGDW.

Summary

The data are the results of mass spectrometer experiments to measure 40Ar/39Ar ages of sanidine crystals hosted in Yellowstone rhyolites. The data were collected using a MAP216 noble gas mass spectrometer and a Nu Noblesse noble gas mass spectrometer at the USGS facility in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Point of Contact :
Mark E Stelten, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator :
Mark E Stelten
Metadata Contact :
Mark E Stelten, U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Volcano Hazards Program Office
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards

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Purpose

The data were collected to determine the age of rhyolite lava flows that preceded and postdated the caldera forming eruption of the Mesa Falls tuff. The goal of the project was to better constrain the time over which these eruptions occurred. The data can be used by future researchers who are conducting field or petrologic studies in this region of the Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field.

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