Marek G. Zreda, Fred M. Phillips, Peter W. Kubik, Pankaj Sharma, David Elmore; Cosmogenic 36Cl dating of a young basaltic eruption complex, Lathrop Wells, Nevada. Geology ; 21 (1): 57–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0057:CCDOAY>2.3.CO;2
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It has been proposed that the Lathrop Wells volcanic center, a late Quaternary basaltic complex in southern Nevada, has erupted more than once. In common with most Quaternary basalts, this volcanic center has proved difficult to date by K/Ar and other commonly employed methods. We have measured the accumulation of 36Cl in 11 samples from lava flows and volcanic bombs and obtained a combined average age of 81 ± 7.9 ka, with no systematic differences between sample subsets collected from different volcanic features. The 36Cl dates do not support a history of multiple eruptions, but neither do they completely preclude the possibility.