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The Pliocene Lost River found to west: Detrital zircon evidence of drainage disruption along a subsiding hotspot track

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Link, Paul K.; Fanning, Christopher


SHRIMP analysis of U/Pb ages of detrital zircons in twelve late Miocene to Pleistocene sand samples from six drill cores on the Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, suggests that an ancestral Lost River system was drained westward along the northern side of the SRP. Neoproterozoic (650 to 740 Ma, Cryogenian) detrital zircon grains from the Wildhorse Creek drainage of the Pioneer Mountains core complex, with a source in 695 Ma orthogneiss, and which are characteristic of the Big Lost River system,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.08.019


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