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The La Grande–Owyhee eruptive axis in eastern Oregon is an ~300-km-long, north-northwest–trending, middle Miocene to Pliocene volcanic belt located along the eastern margin of the Columbia River flood basalt province. The eruptive axis extends from Elgin on the north to Jordan Valley on the south and is juxtaposed between the Chief Joseph dike swarm on the east and the Monument dike swarm and the middle Miocene Strawberry volcanics on the west. Numerous volcanic vents, from which a diverse assemblage of tholeiitic, silicic, calc-alkaline, and alkalic lavas erupted, are contained within or directly adjacent to the La Grande, Baker, and Oregon-Idaho...

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