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Relation of mercury, uranium, and lithium deposits to the McDermitt caldera complex, Nevada-Oregon

Papers on mineral deposits of western North America (Report 33)

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Abstract

The McDermitt caldera complex, located along the Nevada-Oregon border, is a Miocene collapse structure 45 km in diameter. Large-volume rhyolitic and peralkaline ash-flow tufts were erupted from 17.9-15.8 m.y. ago, leading to the formation of overlapping and nested calderas. Emplacement of rhyolitic ring domes, located primarily along the western margin of the calderas, represents the last phase of volcanic activity.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Relation of mercury, uranium, and lithium deposits to the McDermitt caldera complex, Nevada-Oregon
Series title:
Papers on mineral deposits of western North America (Report 33)
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Publisher location:
Reno, NV
Contributing office(s):
Mineral Resources Program
Description:
9 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
109
Last page:
117
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada;Oregon