Isotopic Analysis- Rock At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Quane, Et Al., 2003)

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Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis- Rock At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Quane, Et Al., 2003)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Isotopic Analysis- Rock
Activity Date 1989 - 2000

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
The purpose of this study was to analyze deep core sample from the Scientific observation holes and piece together a volcanic history of Kilauea
 
Notes
Core samples from SOH-1 were analyzed for geochronology. Dating was done using the unspiked K-Ar technique also known as the Cassignol technique. This method was chosen because the rocks are geologically young and it was the best known method for young rocks. Potassium was analyzed by atomic flame emission spectrophotometry. Argon was released by using radio frequency induction heating then measured by mass spectrometry. Fourteen samples throughout the core were analyzed.

 
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