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SAMPLE INFO : SWPT1
Sample ID:SWPT1
Station ID:SWPT1
Latitude:57.18
Longitude:-170.3
Datum:NAD83
Sample Type 1:Lava
Sample Type 2:Flow
Text Description:
From Feeley and Winer (1999): "Samples prefixed SWP- were collected from lava flows that are well exposed in coastal cliffs at Southwest Point. Here at least two lava flows are present. The lower flow (SWPB1) is ~2.4 m thick and has poorly developed columnar jointing. This flow is covered by a thin layer (~0.5 m) of sediments, suggesting a significant hiatus prior to eruption of the overlying units. Samples SWPT1, -2, and -3 are from thin (<1m) poorly vesiculated lava horizons separated by autoclastic breccia zones. Although these units are petrographically distinct in hand specimen and thin section, geochemically they are very similar, suggesting that they represent either eruption of three compositionally similar flows or different lobes of a single compound flow."

References:
Evidence for fractionation of Quaternary basalts on St. Paul Island, Alaska, with implications for the development of shallow magma chambers beneath Bering Sea volcanoes

GEOCHEM DATA
StationIDLatitudeLongitudeGeologistDateVisitedAge InfoVolcanoEruptionLocation DescriptionText DescriptionSample IDSample Type 1Sample Type 2geologic unitMaterialSiO2TiO2Al2O3FeOTMnOMgOCaONa2OK2OP2O5Total-majorsREF majorsMETH majorsFe2O3/Fe203T origFeO/FeOT origVolatiles csvMETH volatilesCsRbBaSrLaCePrNdSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuYZrNbHfTaPbThUScVCrFeCoNiCuZnGaMoAsNaKRef trace1METH trace1RbBaSrLaCeNdSmEuGdDyErYbLuYZrNbPbThUScTiVCrNiCuZnGaRef trace2METH trace2Light csvHalogen csvother major csvother lile csvother ree csvother hfse csvother hpe csvother tm csvother misc csv
SWPT1 57.18 -170.3 Winer, G. S. St. Paul Island Southwest Point, St. Paul Island From Feeley and Winer (1999): "Samples prefixed SWP- were collected from lava flows that are well exposed in coastal cliffs at Southwest Point. Here at least two lava flows are present. The lower flow (SWPB1) is ~2.4 m thick and has poorly developed columnar jointing. This flow is covered by a thin layer (~0.5 m) of sediments, suggesting a significant hiatus prior to eruption of the overlying units. Samples SWPT1, -2, and -3 are from thin (<1m) poorly vesiculated lava horizons separated by autoclastic breccia zones. Although these units are petrographically distinct in hand specimen and thin section, geochemically they are very similar, suggesting that they represent either eruption of three compositionally similar flows or different lobes of a single compound flow." SWPT1 Lava Whole Rock 45.43 3.46 15.37 12 0.17 7.3 9.83 4.01 1.82 0.57 99.31115XRF13.0712 25.4 43.8 24.9 6.27 2.16 0.85 1.5 0.17 4.5 2.61 20.2 47 115INAA 15 291 677 21 200 43.7 2 4 292 115 69 37 96 23115XRF

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