Argon-40: Excess in submarine pillow basalts from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

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Submarine pillow basalts from Kilauea Volcano contain excess radiogenic argon-40 and give anomalously high potassium-argon ages. Glassy rims of pillows show a systematic increase in radiogenic argon-40 with depth, and a pillow from a depth of 2590 meters shows a decrease in radiogenic argon-40 inward from the pillow rim. The data indicate that the amount of excess radiogenic argon-40 is a direct function of both hydrostatic pressure and rate of cooling, and that many submarine basalts are not suitable for potassium-argon dating.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Argon-40: Excess in submarine pillow basalts from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.161.3846.1132
Volume 161
Issue 3846
Year Published 1968
Language English
Publisher AAAS
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 1132
Last page 1135
Country United States
State Hawaii
Other Geospatial Kilauea Volcano
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