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Trace-element analyses of core samples from the 1967-1988 drillings of Kilauea Iki lava lake, Hawaii

Open-File Report 2012-1050

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This report presents previously unpublished analyses of trace elements in drill core samples from Kilauea Iki lava lake and from the 1959 eruption that fed the lava lake. The two types of data presented were obtained by instrumental neutron-activation analysis (INAA) and energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (EDXRF). The analyses were performed in U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratories from 1989 to 1994. This report contains 93 INAA analyses on 84 samples and 68 EDXRF analyses on 68 samples. The purpose of the study was to document trace-element variation during chemical differentiation, especially during the closed-system differentiation of Kilauea Iki lava lake.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Trace-element analyses of core samples from the 1967-1988 drillings of Kilauea Iki lava lake, Hawaii
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1050
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey National Center
Description:
iv, 27 p.; Tables
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i
Other Geospatial:
Kilauea Iki Lava Lake