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Stratigraphic, lithologic, and major element geochemical constraints on magmatic evolution at Lassen volcanic center, California

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Abstract

The Lassen volcanic center is the most recent of several long-lived volcanic centers in the southernmost Cascade Range. These centers have erupted products ranging from basaltic andesite to rhyolite and are superimposed on a background of regional basaltic to andesitic volcanism. The evolution of the Lassen volcanic center is described in three stages. Stages I and II comprise the Brokeoff volcano, and 80 km3 andesitic stratocone, active from 600 to 400 ka. Brokeoff volcano is compositionally equivalent to the regional basaltic andesite to andesite volcanism in the Lassen region and is the result of structurally controlled focusing of the diffuse regional mafic magmatism. Stage III comprises a silicic dome field and adjacent area of hybrid andesites and has a total volume of about 100 km3. Volcanism during stage III was episodic and is subdivided into four sequences of lithologically and temporally distinct lavas. Stage III began at 400 ka with a rhyolitic, caldera-forming pyroclastic eruption and chemically related lavas. -from Author

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Journal Article
Title:
Stratigraphic, lithologic, and major element geochemical constraints on magmatic evolution at Lassen volcanic center, California
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume
95
Issue:
B12
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
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Journal of Geophysical Research